| Richard wrote:
| > I need to replace my shop vac and though I can find
a lot of good
| > review for various models, most focus on the
ability to pick up larger
| > items (nails and such) and to quickly suck up
water. As a woodworker
| > who make smaller sized projects, my main concerns
are noise and the
| > ability to pickup sawdust. I don't have a lot of
money to spend, but
| > does anyone have a good suggestion for an
inexpensive vac that would
| > work well for my needs?
| > Thanks,
| > Richard
| Sorry, not inexpensive (read *expensive), but you
can't beat Fein. 2.25"
| hose and the quietest vacuum on the market. Next best
is Porter Cable.
| The less expensive ones tend to be *much* louder.
More specifically the Fein Turbo II vacuum. Mine is a
week or so old. I love it. Next week I'm going to
hook it up to my sander. Plug the sander into the Fein
and when you turn on the sander, the vacuum comes on.
When you turn off the sander the vacuum continues to
pull all the dust out of the hose before it shuts off.
The vacuum hose is 16' long and the power cord is
almost as long. A HEPA filter and attachments are
It ain't cheap, but it is a great tool. And it is
"At my age, tomorrow is yesterday before you even knew
it was today." stolen from Dennis the Menace.