Oneida in the News

01/04/2012Shop Dust Collection

If you're a woodworker or you regularly cut wood in an enclosed shop, you need an effective dust collection system. Sawdust and wood chips can be an obvious nuisance, settling on your workbench and tools and making your shop look messy. But they also pose hidden hazards: Wood dust is a fuel that ignites and burns easily, and fine dust particles that you can't even see can cause serious health problems.

Handyman Club of America, January 4, 2012.

12/13/2010Dust Sentry lets you know when canister is full

"Even if you're careful about monitoring the dust level in your collection canister, in the heat of planning a pile of lumber it's easy to forget. And before you know it, the canister is overflowing. When you finally pull the overfilled canister out from under the packed cyclone, the chips cascade from the cyclone and scatter on the floor of the shop. Aaargh! The Oneida Dust Sentry makes this mess a thing of the past..."

Fine Woodworking Magazine, Jan/Feb 2011, p.18

11/30/2010Oneida Air System's Smart Dust Collector Wins 2011 Wood Magazine Innov8 Award.

"Tool manufacturers live and die by the innovations they bring to the woodworking marketplace. Here are the eight new products we judge most innovative for the coming year."

Wood Magazine, December/January 2010/2011, pp. 72-74.

11/24/2010Oneida Air System's Dust Sentry Wins Handy Magazine's 2010 Innovation Award

"2010 Marks the 10th time that our editors have recognized outstanding products with HANDY Innovation Awards, and while the program has grown in both size and popularity since its humble beginning, its purpose remains the same: to honor groundbreaking items that solve a problem, save time, enhance efficiency or make DIY endeavors easier..."

Handy Magazine, December 2010/January 2011, pp. 20-24.

11/10/2010Editor's Choice - Dust Level Sensing Unit

"The Dust Sentry with adjustable IST(Infrared Sensing Technology) flashes a strobe light to alert you when the dust in your container reaches your preset level, telling you when it's time to empty the container."

Powder and Bulk Solids Magazine, November 2010, p. 4.

11/30/2010Oneida Air System's Smart Dust Collector Wins 2011 Wood Magazine Innov8 Award.

"Tool manufacturers live and die by the innovations they bring to the woodworking marketplace. Here are the eight new products we judge most innovative for the coming year."

Wood Magazine, December/January 2010/2011, pp. 72-74.

11/6/2010Fine Woodworking "Tool Test: Air Filters" Correction

"In a chart in "Tool Test: Air Filters" (FWW #213) we gave misleading information about the total amount of dust in the air, and thus the overall performance of the units. Our meter measured only the dust from 0.1 to 10 micron in size, nothing larger..."

Fine Woodworking Tools & Shops Winter 2010, p. 10

11/2/2010Oneida Air System's Smart Dust Collector wins Editors Choice 2010 Award

"Dust Collectors for the small shop have come a long way since the days of a broom and a pan. The latest generation-two-stage cyclones on casters are more powerful, more efficient and quieter than any previous machines of a similar size. In this article, we'll explain how cyclones work, compare the performance of the six machines, and give you a rundown on their features." (Click here to read the entire article)

American Woodworker Magazine, December/January 2011, pp.45-51.

11/1/2010Dust Level Sensing Unit, Oneida Air Systems, Inc.

"The Oneida Dust Sentry with adjustable infrared sensing technology flashes a strobe light to alert the operator when the dust reaches a preset level"

Walls & Ceilings, November 2010, p. 56.

10/20/2010Portable Collector Automatically Adjusts, Maximizes Air Volume

"Smart dust collector has an infinitely variable fan curve that allows it to automatically adjust and maximize air volume and suction to a wide range of tools, hose sizes, and suction ports"

Powder and Bulk Engineering, October 2010, p. 55.

9/20/2010Cyclone Effect, Jim Hooker Finds Out if this American Machine Really Can Suck Up Both Chips and Dust.

"I'm not sure which of the environmental effects of woodworking I dislike most but it is a pretty close run race between the noise of power tools and the dust. But while the noise may deafen you, the dust may kill you because it is carcinogenic. I have for years put up with inadequate dust control from cheap extractors."

Furniture Cabinetmaker Magazine, UK Edition, October 2010, pp. 64-65.

9/10/2010Oneida: Smarter Dust Collector Does More. Company's Smart Dust Collector responds to the demands placed upon it.

"Just how smart is the new Smart Collector from Oneida Air Systems? Well, the stand-alone dust collector has what the company describes as an infinitely variable fan curve that can automatically adjust and maximize air volume and suction to a wide range of tools, hose sizes and undersized suction ports."

Woodshop News, Tools & Techniques, Jennifer Hicks, November 2010, p. 22

8/10/2010Shop Dust Collection, How to Install a High-volume System that Works.

"Sawdust and wood chips can be an obvious nuisance, settling on your workbench and tools and making your shop look messy. But they also pose hidden hazards: Wood dust is a fuel that ignites and burns easily, and fine dust particles that you can't even see can cause serious health problems. If you're a woodworker or you regularly cut wood in an enclosed shop, you need an effective dust-collection system"

Handy Magazine, Shop Dust Collection, Dan Cary, October/November 2010, pp. 36-40.

7/20/2010Oneida Air Smart Dust Collector - Finalist for IWF Challengers Distinguished Achievement Award.

"The Challengers Distinguished Achievement Awardreg; is internationally recognized as one of the industry's highest honors in recognizing advancements in technology, process or significant contributions to environmental improvement in the woodworking industry. It challenges IWF exhibiting companies to develop forward-thinking technology in machinery, materials, supplies, manufacturing techniques, services and safety."

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7/13/2010Terrific Tip! Vacuum Upgrade

"I often use my shop vacuum for dust collection on hand-held power tools. Two things annoy me about most vacs, though. First, they're really noisy. Second, when the vac gets full-and that can happen before you know it - the filter clogs up and airflow drops"

American Woodworker, October/November 2010, p. 12.

6/7/2010Hot Products-Summer Sizzlers

"Adjustable Dust Collector. With a patent-pending Flame Guard Arrestor, the Smart Dust Collector automatically adjusts to the air volume and pressure needed at each tool"

Wood & Wood Products, June 2010. p. 36.

5/19/2010America's Top Shops - A Wood-Warmed Workshop

"Most of the wood that Tom Elder carries into his shop exits as smoke up the flue or ashes that go into the compost pile. But you would be wrong to guess that you've met a careless woodworker who incinerates his botched woodworking projects. On the contrary, Tom's a very safety-conscious guy who works to exacting tolerances in both wood and metal." (Click here to read the entire article)

Woodcraft Magazine, June/July 2010, pp. 48-51.

5/3/2010My Shop

"Tell Us About Your Shop, Send us photos of your shop, a layout drawing, and a description of what makes your shop interesting." (Click here to read the entire article)

Photo of Oneida's Gorilla Dust Collector. American Woodworker, June/July 2010, p. 30.

3/23/2010Wood Dust and the Woodturner

"At the U.S. Department of Labor, somebody has a cheerful way with words. According to the Occupational Safety and health Administration (OSHA), "wood dust becomes a potential health problem when wood particles from processes such as sanding and cutting become airborne. Breathing these particles may cause allergic respiratory symptoms, mucosal and non-allergic respiratory symptoms, and cancer."

American Woodturner, Wood Dust and the Woodturner, John English, April 2010, pp. 20-25.

3/16/2010Dust Collection that Evolves with Your Shop

"As your workshop grows, so do your dust-collection needs. Make today's system handle tomorrow's tools. You know you need to upgrade your workshop dust-collection system when..."

Wood Magazine, July 2010, pp. 58-61.

1/14/2010A Glimpse at Several Testing Process Protocols

"A cabinet saw is an investment most of us make for a lifetime, so you want durability, accuracy, sensible features and plenty of power."

Woodworkers Journal, February 2010, p. 58.

1/12/2010Dust Collection Showcase

"5-hp Hi-Vacuum Dust Collector, The Oneida 5-hp Hi-Vacuum dust collector was designed for dust collection on CNC applications."

Powder and Bulk Solids Magazine, January 2010, p. 26.

1/2/2010Dust Collection Choose a Collector that Fits.

"Woodworkers have been battling sawdust ever since the ancients invented the handsaw about 5,000 years ago. The Egyptians cleverly disposed of at least some woodworking debris by using it to stuff mummies, but this is not an option for today's woodworker..."

Fine Homebuilding & Fine Woodworking's Tool Guide 2011, Winter 2011, pp. 66-71.