best shop vac?

best shop vac?

PostBy: Oakback On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:37 am

Newbie hand fired coal stocker needs to know which shop vac the veterans would recommend.
I've returned a red devil hand held, and am boximg up a craftsman shop vac for return so far.
I do have a central vac system in the house, but don't like the idea of sucking up the coal dust through it. I'd rather have a portable next to the stove for the periodic cleaning up after I've emptied the ash pan etc..

Any suggestions?
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 10:43 am

i use a big 16 gallon craftsman, works great for the dust
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: Oakback On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:12 am

What type of filter does it use?

The one I'm returning has a paper type filter. The dust flies out of the discharge end. :mad:

perhaps the foam type filter would work better.
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 11:44 am

FEIN http://www.feinus.com/p/newdustfree/vacmain.htm
Loveless
http://www.lovelessash.com/cheetah_ash_vacuum.php
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: Freddy On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 12:20 pm

I've got a Fein. The stock filter traps everything. A bit pricey but they're quiet!
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:04 pm

The auto on switch is very nice when sanding, routing and rozipping wall board!
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: cArNaGe On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:07 pm

CapeCoaler wrote:FEIN http://www.feinus.com/p/newdustfree/vacmain.htm
Loveless
http://www.lovelessash.com/cheetah_ash_vacuum.php
This link is broken, either the page no longer exists or there is some other issue like a typo.



Cough!

I'll buy two craftsman's for that price. I use the snot out of my craftsman. It has a bad bearing and "squeals like a pig". But its been going for 6 years strong.
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: bksaun On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:30 pm

I use a cheapo Home Depot vac with the best dry wall dust filter I could buy. And it works well.

Bk
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: Cap On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:47 pm

I use a standard 6gal Shop-Vac with both the bag & cartridge filter. You really cannot depend on just the cartridge filter to catch the ash in the tub. With the bag, no problems until it is too heavy or full. Use it everyday.
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: gambler On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 1:49 pm

bksaun wrote:I use a cheapo Home Depot vac with the best dry wall dust filter I could buy. And it works well.

Bk


Any of the shop vacs that have a drywall dust bag available for them work very well. The Rigid and yes the Craftsman are very good vacs. Just be sure it is large enough to accept a drywall dust filter bag. I even reuse the filter bags several times. (I am cheap, tighter than bark on a tree)
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: CapeCoaler On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 2:50 pm

Cough!?
Used Tool Store
Cough Cough $50!
Better than new!
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: Rob R. On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 3:09 pm

I use the contractor series shop vac, it has a 16 gallon stainless drum and plenty of suction. I use HEPA bags for fine dust or ashes.
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: Bulldogr6 On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 5:47 pm

You can get a filter both a Hepa and fine dust drywall filters for the larger Craftsman vacs, that's what I use.

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1260 ... 000P?mv=rr

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1260 ... 000P?mv=rr
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: gitrdonecoal On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 7:01 pm

i have the cloth type filter, i guess thats what you would call it. its the one that came with it. im a contractor, so i use it on jobs, drywall, ect. every once and a while i gotta clean it out, just go outside and shake it/beat it on the ground or something to get the dust out
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Re: best shop vac?

PostBy: jeromemsn On: Sat Dec 20, 2008 9:15 pm

I use the loveless and have to say it's great. I have the coal insert right in the living room and have no dust problems at all. I use it as soon as I open the door and after I take the ashes out to clean-up. It does such a good job I use it to dust around the house, It's a better picker upper, lol.
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