Shop Vac or Shop Pro ?

Has anyone ever used a shop vacuum called "Shop Pro". This shop vacuum is sold here in Canada as an alternative to Shop Vac. I tried searching this group and nothing came up. I will be replacing my shop vac soon, judging by the sound of the motor. It has been replaced once and I will not replace a second. I will not buy shop vac again if it can be avoided.
I'm trying to find out if vacuums from Shop Pro are any good or better than Shop Vac. Another important detail will be the noise level. My shop vac sounds like I'm testing jet engines for Boeing. Thanks in advance for your help.
Desperately looking for good saw dust sucking device !
Daniel
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if sound is a consideration you have one choice: Fein. They have 3 models, and 2 of them have a cool feature: plug a tool into the outlet on the vacuum, flip a switch to "automatic" and the vacuum comes on when you turn on your tool and it has a 3 or 4 second delay to clear the hose, when you turn off your tool. Or of course, you can use it like any other vacuum, with the separate on/off switch, with the aforementioned switch set to "Manual".
Highly regarded. It may not suck as much as some monster vacs, but it is good enough and it's about on a par, sound wise, with a home vac. I have the middle sized model.
Note: the bags are pricey. They also make 1 micron outlet filters, and HEPA filters, among others. the more filtering you do on the outlet, the less efficient the vacuum is, but better for breathing. I use the 1 micron filter. It worked like magic when I was doing some drywall sanding. NO visible particulates in the air while sanding with a PC pad sander.
dave
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Dan,
I forgot one thing about the bags; you don't HAVE to use paper bags, as it comes with a fabric bag. I don't like using it, as it is not recommended for use with a 1 micron filter, because the fabric bag reduces the suction so much. I found that to be true by trying it, just for the heck of it. Fein's recommendations should be followed. and it's messy as hell to empty! <g>
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There are a couple of other pricier shop vacs (WAAP and Fein come to mind) which are actually quiet enough to use in the house. If you are doing any remodeling work where you need to constantly be cleaning, they are well worth the money. The noise that a "Shop Vac" makes is completely unacceptable.
-Jack

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I am not familiar with shop pro.
I use a little 8 gallon shopvac QSP -- I think that's the letters. It is the low noise line and it works very nice. I also have a shopvac 16 gallon blower and vac that is beyond noisy... deafening squeal to it and I don't use it much.
Mike Coonrod
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Hi Dan do what I did make your own Cyclone system, lots of info out there, though I still use my 3.5 HP Sears shop vac for my jointer and router
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