No Dust. No Water. No Problem.
iQ Power Tools was founded by third generation masons Joel and Paul Guth. They owned large, successful masonry companies for over 30 years. Decades of experience taught us about dust problems: the mess, the expense, the health hazard and liability. Silica causes serious and permanent damage to the lungs and body, it costs time and money, it's a liability and is subject to strict regulation. Thousands of contractors are letting the dust fly, exposing themselves and their crews to silica.
We started out building tools to solve our own dust problems, but we realized these problems were affecting all contractors, so we started iQ Power Tools. Today we build smart, tough power tools that eliminate the dust problem. Using iQ, contractors can clean-cut materials with virtually no dust.
We’ve been studying silica dust for over 15 years.
iQ President Joel Guth represented the California Masonry Contractors along with Julie Troust of MCAC and Bruce Wick of CAL-PASC to help shape and rewrite the wet and dry cutting Silica Standard with Cal-OSHA.
We’ve conducted air monitoring studies testing silica exposure levels for different work practices
We’ve studied the OSHA regulations on silica dust for over a decade.
We presented at the OSHA public hearings in Washington, D.C. in April 2014
We know dust. But you don’t need to be an expert on dust to know this: we in the construction industry must work to get dust out of the lungs of our people. Our goals are 100% dust free concrete, masonry, and tile cutting, safer job sites, healthier work practices and a more sustainable construction industry.