Industrial Vacuums for Woodworking

Woodworking areas require specific industrial vacuums to collect and control wood dust. Wood is combustible and susceptible to fire and explosions.  HafcoVac Explosion-Proof ATEX EX Series Vacuum Cleaners are an essential component in the woodworking environment, safeguarding your facility from worker injury, OSHA fines or catastrophic incident. 

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Why use a HafcoVac Explosion-Proof ATEX EX Series vacuum for Wood?

ATEX Certified
for Wood

The HafcoVac ATEX Series is ATEX Certified for combustible dust in use in Class 1, Division 2, Group A, B, C & D T6 and Class 2, Division 2, Groups E, F, G. They are ATEX-Approved (EX) for zones 1, 2, 21 and 22.

Overhead Cleaning Kit

No more blow down and sweep! Keep pipes and beams free of fugitive dust and stay OSHA-compliant with our overhead cleaning toolkit. It’s our most commonly ordered part for wood shops to reduce combustible dust accumulation.

Overhead Toolkit

Comply with NFPA
652-654 & 484

The ATEX EX series is compliant with National Fire Protection Agency guidelines 484, 652-654 and OSHA housekeeping codes.

Slide The Explosion-Proof ATEX Certified Series is
OSHA-Compliant to Protect Your Woodworking Business
from Housekeeping Fines.
Buy Now SHUSH 25' Certified Anti-Static Hose Overhead Cleaning Toolkit reduces noise to 77dB (optional) Static Conductive Air Hose Grounded 30 Gallon
Steel Container
HEPA Filtration
included with all units
Hepa Filtration Powerful Venturi, available in
48 CFM, 85 CFM, and 185 CFM
ATEX 25’ Grounding Cable Floor Tool and Wand

Providing safe, explosion-proof, pneumatic technology at a fraction of the cost, the HafcoVac ATEX EX Series comes with a lifetime warranty and is available for same-day shipping. It is OSHA, ATEX and NFPA compliant. The HafcoVac ATEX EX Series uses an air compressor — no electric motor required.

 ATEX Certified
 Cleans Combustible Materials, Fine Dust, Paper Shavings & Liquids
 OSHA and NFPA Compliant
 Minimize Risk in Flammable Spaces
 Anti-Static Airline
 HEPA Filter for Fine Dust

 S’HUSH Silencer
 Grounding Tools
 Anti-Static Airline
 30 or 55 Gallon Drum
 Compatible to all HafcoVac Vacuum Heads and Accessories
 Customize to your Air Compressor

Wood Housekeeping FAQ

Dust and other debris will always be present in wood manufacturing. Since dust is inevitable, manufacturing facilities must take the proper measures to understand the risks, learn as much as possible about the threat and take solid measures to prevent potential hazards and be prepared should an incident take place. Wood poses a health risk and an explosion risk when particles become airborne in combustible environments. Plus, code violations can be costly and life-threatening. 


According to a Center for Public Integrity analysis cited by OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration) and the U.S. Chemical Safety Board, more than 450 accidents involving combustible dust have killed nearly 130 workers and injured another 800+ since 1980. These accidents were caused by a variety of dust sources including sugar, nylon fiber, coal, iron, plastic and wood.


Yes. HafcoVacs are designed for the wood working industry. They are OSHA and NFPA compliant to safely store wood dust, pieces and chips without the hazards of electric motor burnout or shock. Hafcovacs are pneumatic vacuums that are non-explosive in and of themselves. They are safe for use as part of a combustible dust control program suitable for wood and many other flammable materials.


Most likely, yes. Certified means approved for combustible materials. Wood is highly flammable and airborne posing increased risk for combustion.

The HafcoVac ATEX EX Series is our certified and most popular pneumatic vacuum to accommodate all wood materials. A pre-installed HEPA filter in every ATEX model prevents wood dust from becoming airborne during processes like sanding and cutting. The fully grounded unit is perfect to dispel static electricity buildup. The pre-installed S’HUSH Silencer reduces noise to 77dB.

HafcoVac JACK Tool Holder

Our must have Tool Holder will make your job easier by keeping all of the essential attachments at hand. No more wasting time searching for misplaced tools. Designed to fit all of our vacuums with room for up to 8 attachments.

Breathe Fresher Air and Cut Cleaning Time

HEPA filters are 99.97% effective at keeping fine dust particles from entering the air. That means cleaner air and a cleaner workplace. It’s what you need for vacuuming Fine Dust.

Hepa Filtration
Overhead Toolkit
Our Most Popular Accessory

The Overhead Toolkit is our most popular accessory to help keeps walls and floors clear of dust and debris. Easily reach overhead pipes and shelving with 4 feet of extension along with a 6″ wide, a 5″ round and 2 pipe cleaning heads to tackle any job. Pair it with The RACK Tool Holder to make any cleanup operation easy and efficient.

overhead tools
ATEX EX Series
Pneumatic Vacuums

Our most popular ATEX Certified model for wood control cleans almost any material: from sawdust to wood pieces. They are our ATEX Certified and Anti-Static electricity vacuums specially designed to minimize the dangers of explosion in the presence of flammable material. They come with a HEPA filter, S’HUSH Silencer, JACK tool rack and Overhead Cleaning Toolkit and are compatible with all Hafco Vacuum Heads and Accessories. Customize to match your air compressor.

Introducing the New Industry Standard for Noise Reduction
Shush Silencer

HEPA filters are 99.97% effective at keeping fine dust particles from entering the air. That means cleaner air and a cleaner workplace. It’s what you need for vacuuming Fine Dust. The S’Hush filter fits all of the HafcoVac line. It’s quick to assemble and add to your any HafcoVac you already own.