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Oneida Vortex DCS - Portable Floor Sanding Dust Containment System

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High efficiency dust containment system for Bona, Clarke, Hummel, K&T, Pallmann, and U-Sand floor sanders. Eliminates the need for plastic sheeting, messy dust bags, and large trailer systems. Certified Full-Unit HEPA Vacuum meets EPA RRP requirements.

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Oneida Vortex DCS - Portable Floor Sanding Dust Containment System (#XCKM013500-VOR)
Oneida Vortex DCS - Portable Floor Sanding Dust Containment System

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    Kit Modification: If you need further customization of your system (e.g. mounting options, waste container upgrades, different filtration, etc.) contact us directly and one of our representatives will work with you to build the system that best meets your shop's needs.

    The World's Cleanest, Most Affordable Floor Sanding Dust Containment System

    Tests 100x Cleaner Than Traditional Cloth Bag Systems!

    The patented Oneida Vortex® DCS is the pinnacle of portable dust containment technology. It easily installs onto nearly any make/model floor sander, converting it into a truly "Dust-Free" machine! The unique design of the Vortex eliminates the need for plastic sheeting and vacuuming after the sanding is done, saving you valuable time and money!

    By becoming a Dust-Free Contractor, you'll secure the fast growing customer demand for floor sanders, and you can even charge a premium for your services! If you're not dust-free, your competition certainly will be!

    Learn Why You Need Dust Containment

    Included Benefits & Features:

    • Certified Full-Unit HEPA vacuum that meets all EPA RRP guidelines - even lead!
    • Cyclone pre-separtor virtually eliminates filter clogging and suction loss
    • Compact, portable, and lightweight design removes the need for large, expensive trailers
    • Retrofits to nearly any make/model floor sander* including products by Bona, Clarke, Galaxy, Kunzle & Tasin, Lagler, Pallmann, and U-Sand
    • Vacuum operates on standard 110V power
    • 50 feet of crush resistant, static bonded, 2" dia. hose
    • Internal Rapid-Pulse™ vacuum filter cleaner removes clogs in seconds
    • Reinforced 35 Gal. dust container with 5x non-marking casters (2x locking)
    • Liner bag retainer system
    • Dust Sentry™ Bin Fill Level Indicator

    Refer to Product Documents for detailed product compatibility information.

    Watch the Vortex's amazing performance on Operation Build's home renovation TV show

    Our friends at City Floor Supply give a detailed overview on the Oneida Vortex DCS

    Full-Unit HEPA Certification

    In the home renovation and professional contracting industry, there's no substitute for Full-Unit HEPA Certification. That's why we each Vortex DCS includes a printed certificate that verifies that the unit has been independently tested and certified to strict EPA guidelines.

    • Vacuum is fully sealed to eliminate air leakage, protecting those in the work environment
    • Protects your business from expensive regulatory fines
    • Essential when renovating older homes with lead paint and other hazardous debris.

    Compatible With Most Popular Floor Sanders

    Unlike competitive dust containment systems, the Vortex DCS doesn't require messy, cloth bags or large, expensive trailers. Dust is captured at the source and safely contained up to 100' away using an industrial 35 gallon vacuum. The vacuum is accompanied by our patented retrofit cyclone that mounts conveniently to the floor sander. The Vortex's compact build and high portability make it the obvious choice for flooring professionals.

    • Can remain on the unit or quickly detached for transport and storage.
    • fits securely onto the dust exhaust pipe / DCS retrofit handle
    • Easily rotates to give you the best view of the floor ahead.
    • Relieves 75% of air from the sander's blower, improving total suction performance.
    • Releases breathable air through a serviceable / replaceable HEPA filter.
    • Redesigned with you in mind. The 2016 Vortex is more portable than ever! Now molded from a high-durability, carbon-filled polyethylene resin, the new cyclone is both lighter and more compact but with the same performance and reliability you've come to expect from Oneida Air Systems.

    Easy-to-Clean Filtration

    There our few tasks worse than dealing with a clogged vacuum filter; cleaning them can be messy and time consuming, and it's often the only way to restore suction. Now you can clean your filter without disassembling or turning off the vacuum!

    • Removes clogs from the filter in seconds
    • Works while the system is in operation
    • Minimizes worker's exposure to harmful wood dust

    With the Dust Cobra's patented Rapid Pulse Filter Cleaner", you never have to worry about downtime or dust clouds while cleaning your filter! A few quick taps on the Pulse Bar temporarily reverses the vacuum's airflow, blowing dust off of the filter and safely into the drum below.

    35 Gallon Fireproof Container with Bin Level Indicator

    The Oneida Vortex DCS features one of the largest waste containers of any portable floor sanding dust containment system on the market today and is packed with innovative features to reduce downtime.

    • Bin Level Indicator Visually alerts you the instant the drum is full.
    • Liner Bag Retainer No more cleaning out messy cloth bags, or carrying heavy containers. Just tie off the
    • Bag Retainer Systems Uses vacuum pressure to hold bags open inside the drum.
    • Convenient Liner BagsNo more cleaning out messy dust bags, or carrying heavy containers. The integral bag retainer system lets you use disposable liner bags in your drum. Just tie it off and lift it out and you're ready for the next load!
    • Industrial ConstructionThis drum is built to last a lifetime, perfect for workers on the go.
    • Bonus Storage Truck space is a valuable commodity; use the drum to coil and store your hose and other gear.

    Supports Up To 100 Feet of 2" Diameter Hose

    The Vortex provides ample airflow and can be positioned up to 100ft away from the sander outside or in the garage, safely containing the dust and freeing up floorspace!

    Motor TypeAmetek Motor
    Recommended Breaker Size15A
    Amperage (Typical)15.5A
    Phase (Pre-Wired)1-Phase
    Power ConnectorNEMA 5-15
    Power Cord Length20 feet
    Real CFM Rating245 Actual CFM at 23" S.P.
    Maximum Suction70" WC
    Noise Level73 dBA @ 10 ft
    Filter Media TypeCleanStream HEPA
    Filtration Efficiency99.97% @ 0.3 microns
    MERV RatingMERV 16 ±
    Waste Capacity35 Gallon
    Remote ControlSold Separately
    Primary Build MaterialsSD Polyethylene
    Static Resistance RatingStatic Dissipative
    ContentsIndustrial Cyclonic HEPA Vacuum, Internal Pulse Filter Cleaner, Sander Cyclone Separator, Bin Level Indicator Retrofit Sander Handle, Drum, Drum Dolly, 5x Liner Bags, Bag Holder System, Hose, 2x Hose Clamps, Hardware
    Country of ManufactureUnited States
    Warranty Information1 Year Limited Warranty
    CertificationsComplete Assembly cETLus Certified for Indoor Use
    Product WarningWARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Carbon Black, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer. Learn more at
    Applicable PatentsU.S.: #8,514,090, #8,377,160, #8,393,050, #9,125,535, #6,833,016, #7,399,218
    E.U.: #1,462,179
    Inlet Size2-1/4" ID
    2-1/2" OD
    Height to Center of Inlet40.25"
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    Frequently Asked Questions
    What dust can be collected with your collector?

    Oneida Air Systems' dust collectors are designed and tested for wood and wood dust. They can and have been be used effectively for various other dusts and chips such as drywall dust, paper dust, agricultural dust, metal chips and other forms of debris. The customer is however, cautioned that some common materials when cut, ground or processed by machinery may become very dangerous: highly toxic, flammable, or deflagrable and explosive and they should therefore ensure that you use your particular use of a dust collection system in accordance to national, state, local, NFPA, OSHA and all other applicable codes.

    What's the difference between the 110V and 220V models?

    There is no difference in airflow performance between different voltage variations of the system. You should purchase the unit that best matches the power requirements of your shop. In general, the 220V model will have lower running amperage than the 110V, which can be an advantage for operators using multiple tools on the same breaker.See the product's specifications or call 1-800-732-4065 for more information.

    What's wrong with using a standard bag system?

    Bag systems fill quickly, clog quickly, and are extremely dusty. The more you sand the worse your air flow. After about 10 minutes of sanding, there is usually a drop in suction due to restricted air flow, which means leaving behind more material on the floor and in the air.Additionally, more dust on the floor means more work for your sander, meaning your abrasives wear away quicker.

    Can this be used for wet applications as well?

    No. This system is designed for use collecting dry materials only.

    Can I use the Vortex cyclone if my sander doesn't have a dust pipe?

    Oneida Air Systems offers retrofit handles for many of the world's most popular floor sanders, including select models by Bona, Clarke, Galaxy, K&T, Lagler, Pallmann, and U-Sand. These heavy-duty steel handles install quickly and easily, converting your older system to accept the Vortex Retrofit Cyclone as well as standard 2" DCS vacuum hoses.

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      Proposition 65. California requires the following notice: WARNING: This product may expose you to chemicals, including carbon black, which are known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or reproductive harm. For more information, visit

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