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HEPA Filters for Dust Extracter 440

Please could you advise if HEPA filters are available for the Makita 440 Dust Extractor.

If they are could you please advise a UK supplier i can purchase from either direct or through internet.

I am using the extractors on a site and Health and Safety have advised HEPA filters must be fitted or they will have to be removed from site and an alternative used.

I have found other HEPA filters for different makes on the internet but not Makita.

Please advise ASAP

Regards

Nick Astley

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