Shop Vacuums, Filters, Collection Bags

If this is your first visit, be sure to check out the FAQ by clicking the link above. In fact, I think if you already have a sander you are happy with, and you aren’t ready to upgrade, that’s a good way to go. I know lots of folks who use non-festool tools with their CT extractor. The 15 gallon container is cleaned every few months and over 1 year so far no dust issues with the bag. Other brands of good quality and quiet vacuums or dust extractors include Fein and Festool.

I’ll be ordering another DD for my other shop vac soon, it has the bucket lid seperator from Rockler on it. The bucket lid seperator does carry over excessively when the bucket gets over half full. I can get into the tight corners behind the water heater, behind equipment, and into the corners in the ceiling with no problem. Certain models of Shop-Vacs come with a built-in pump which uses an ordinary garden hose to drain the water. At the base of the motor unit is a tube with a float running inside it so as the vacuum sucks up the water the float rises and once it reaches it’s capacity the float will actually push against and close off the suction point to the motor.

After the work was done, we measured how clean the filters were and performed general movement tests, such as moving the vacuums around by the hose or over an obstacle. You might need to empty the debris and water from the canister a few times, depending on the size of the pond and amount of debris. The Shop-Vac 9633400 is our #1 pick because it is ideally suited for the home, garage, or shop.

This will do 2 things – 1. will keep your HEPA filter clean and unclogged (I was pretty surprised after emptying the vac that the HEPA filter was practically clean with only very very fine dust on it) and 2. it’ll make it so much easier to empty your shop vac, and keep the dust from filling the air. They commonly can accommodate both wet and dry soilage, a useful feature in industrial plants and manufacturing facilities. Earlier, I gave you a heads-up on filter and hose size details you should consider in your search for the right shop vacuum.

This is in marked contrast to filter bag systems, which lose suction when pores in the filter become clogged as dirt and dust are collected. The typical shop vac is not designed to deal with the fine particles that typically make up combustible dust hazards. What ever method you used if you still have a water bed mattress that is going to weigh in excess of 100 to 200 pounds.