6283 WaleTale Dust Containment Vacuum Attachment
WaleTale Dust Control Vacuum Attachment
Use this vacuum attachment to help control dust and debris when mixing grout or mortar on the job site.
- Winner of Popular Science Best of What's New 2010
- Dust Control simply turn on the wet dry vacuum and put the Wale-Tale on the bucket and you're ready to mix
- Cut down on clean up time
- Eliminate dust from mixing mortar and grout in buckets
- The WaleTale will not allow dust to escape the top of the bucket
- The device clips onto the rim of 5, 3 1/2 or 1 gallon bucket and in companion with a shop vac and HEPA filter allows the tile setter to safely and conveniently mix indoors
- WaleTale is the first tool engineered for the tile setter to address the negative effects of the inhalation of free crystalline silica in the work environment
A word from the inventor, Joel Beaton"Lets face it. Mixing mortars and grouts in buckets is the worst aspect of tile setting. We all know how bad the dust is to breath. Costly dustless mortars are available, but they don’t completely eliminate the dust. Save your lungs, try a WaleTale."
Questions & Answers (2)
What size hose will this fit?
The WaleTale fits on standard 2-1/4" shop vac hoses.
The WaleTale website says this comes with an adapter to use a smaller hose...does it in fact come with this adapter? We have all Bosch HEPA vacuums with smaller hoses.
These WaleTales will not include the small hose adapter.
Ratings & Reviews
by Lisa Charrette -
Very disappointed. Didn't fit on any bucket. Slot needed to be readjusted. Then it requires an adapter to fit a shop vac.
This thing is amazing. I've been mixing thinset mortar for 20 years and am so glad this product was invented. It is great for mixing inside and it saves your Lungs. It fit perfectly on all my buckets and my shop vac. Most contractors are impressed that we care enough to use this and keep the dust down on the job. I highly recommend it.
AWESOME PROBLEM SOLVER
by ROBERT -
I RECENTLY WAS USING MY PORTABLE DUST COLLECTOR TO SUCK AWAY THE DUST CREATED WHILE POURING AND MIXING CEMENT BASED PRODUCTS. THAT HAS NOW BEEN REPLACED WITH THE WALE TALE. I WISH I GOT IT SOONER. IT WORKS VERY WELL EVEN ON A 17 GALLON UTILITY TUB. I DID NEED TO MODIFY VERY SLIGHTLY FOR THE LIP OF 5 GALLON BUCKETS. A LITTLE PRICEY BUT AFTER USING IT, THIS WAS A HIT AT ANY PRICE. MY LUNGS APPRECIATE IT.
Must Have for Jobsite
by Attiliano -
This thing is easy to use and reduces the mess! Fool proof and handy. I recommend for anyone using a bucket to mix.
Did not use with bucket
Used as a dust guard while sanding. Worked pretty well. Nifty adapter for the vaccuum
A must-have for any powdered product.
by Craig -
This has to be one of the best things I have in my garage. I am in the process of laying about 1,200 s.f. of tile, and I have been using it for both the mortar and grout. It sucks up just the dust and no "product". I was amazed at how well it actually works, no matter how fast you pour. I have even used it to de-dust new cat litter (dump it in the bucket with the Wale Tale going , and then pour it back in the original container). Works like a charm. Yes, it does fit various buckets differently, and might just take a bit more pressure to snap it on (better than having it too loose!). Have already convinced two co-workers to buy one.
Excellent for indoor mixing.
by Tile Pro
I recently did 28 bags of Tec Leveler mixed in the basement I was working in. Level dust is like talcum power. You pour it in the bucket and a huge mushroom cloud of dust spews out. Normally you would be crazy to mix this indoors but with the wale tale there was zero dust escape!! After mixing enough tile mortar to lay 1,400sf of wood plank porcelain in a finished based there was not a film of dust anywhere. Hook this up to your shop vac with the large hose, not medium hose, and it is amazing. After mixing 28 bags of leveler and about 25 bags of Pro-lite my vac had far less cement dust in it than I was expecting. I use ridgid vac with a blue filter plus the filter bags they sell separately. The bag really helps preventing the filter from getting clogged.
Between this whale tale product and the barwalt saw tent we were able to stay in the basement very rarely having to trek upstairs for the entire job.
Before this product needed to wear a dust mask when mixing Thinset. Simply attached to VAC and mount to side of bucket. Works Great!
It did require an adapter but was easy to use and satisfied our client for controlling dust while mixing grout.
For tiling backsplashes.bathrooms and kitchens
by Joe Hebert
Any contractor that has to mix thinset, grout, drywall mud or any other dry mix in a bucket should have this.
It keeps the dust away from you incredibly well.
One of the best purchases I have made yet this year.