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Keep Panels Metal Shaving Free with the Dirt Bag from Rack-A-Tiers

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Sarah Burnside
Posted on 8th February 2023

Remember the kid in class during high school that always had one last question? Your teacher was moments away from dismissing the class early, giving you more time to socialize with friends between periods. Before doing so though, the teacher always asked: “are there any more questions?” No doubt there were a few choice words for that poor soul who raised their hand.

On the job site, there’s nothing worse than a co-worker or contractor that doesn’t clean up after themselves. These individuals are like the student with that one last question. You want to get mad and call them names, but it’s not productive. Well, now there’s a tool to help keep the job site clean while you’re drilling in electrical panels. The Dirt Bag is a premier electrical safety drilling tool, and it’s available to you from Rack-A-Tiers.

Who You Calling a Dirt Bag?

OK, so it’s not a matter of name calling really. It’s just an accurate title for the product. The Dirt Bag, available now for purchase from Rack-A-Tiers, is a great little piece of equipment. It won’t make your job of drilling into electrical panels easier. It doesn’t offer a shortcut on your work either. What it does do is help promote safety on the job site and make cleaning up easier, not to mention faster.

The Dirt Bag is specifically designed to collect metal shavings as you drill into an electrical panel. Rather than having those shavings spread throughout the panel or wind up on the floor, the Dirt Bag collects and holds them all. The tool is simple and portable. You will save time cleaning up and avoid headaches down the road as well. Most importantly, it promotes safety.

All you have to do is attach the Dirt Bag to metal surfaces on the panel. Each corner of the bag has powerful magnets that slap into place with a breeze. The frame is made from non-conductive materials and has an anti-static liner. It folds flat when not in use, so it fits almost anywhere when you’re on the go. The only catch with the Dirt Bag? As you might have guessed, it’s not to be used on live panels.

Non-Conductive Materials

It’s worth noting some of the important features mentioned above on the Dirt Bag. It is designed with non-conductive materials throughout. Sure, you could try to fabricate your own bag if you like. The value in buying the Dirt Bag with its non-conductive materials is that you know:

    • It has consistent thickness for protection
    • Provides a strong bond that doesn’t wear down over time
    • Is not easily damaged

You can’t be sure of those factors if you make your own bag to collect shavings. When you buy the Dirt Bag from Rack-A-Tiers, you can rest assured you’ll be safe on the job.

Anti-Static Liner

The interior mesh of the Dirt Bag is made with anti-static materials. When you’re working around electricity and drilling into metal, static is not something you want to risk messing with. Static electricity can build up any time two materials are in contact with one another. Whether the power is on or off, there’s a risk involved. The anti-static liner helps diffuse the situation and keep you safe.

It’s About being Cleanly

Last but not least, the Dirt Bag is all about clean. Funny concept given the name, but it’s the truth. You don’t want to have to pick up all those metal shavings at the end of the day. Even more important, you don’t want them flying around while you’re working. They may be shavings, but having to pick them all up can result in cuts if the shavings catch you just right. Even worse, you could get shavings in your eyes if they spread unchecked.

As always, at Rack-A-Tiers we strive to keep our tradespeople safe on the job. With the right tools and equipment, we believe you’ll get the job done right, do it safer, and be home sooner at the end of the day.


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