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Farmer Dan    Posted 04-17-2017 at 12:34:56 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • Wall mounted shop vac? anybody have one?
  • Looks like it might be a good tool to keep my work bench clean when using the lathe or mill. Will have a power hacksaw running soon so even more metal shavings to clean up. Anybody now if these shop vacs work good?

    steveVa    Posted 04-20-2017 at 00:11:02 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • This one has more then twice the power and more capacity.

    http://www.sears.com/craftsman-6-gallon-3-peak-hp-wet-dry-vac/p-00912004000P?rrec=true

    Farmer Dan    Posted 04-20-2017 at 00:51:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Yes but it takes up too much floor space and the hose is too short. The litte wall mount one came in the mail today. Fits in the corner of the shop over the trash can and the hose is 18' long so it will reach anywhere in the room. Might have to make a larger can for it at some point but for now it sure makes clean up easier.

    steveVa    Posted 04-20-2017 at 16:44:40 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • Sounds like a winner. I had a piece of central vac hose I could hook to mine, reached quite a fir piece...

    steveVa    Posted 04-19-2017 at 10:44:22 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • I guess you would be limited to the length of your hose... I used to hang one of my small Craftsman vacs on the wall and hooked it to a rubbermade trash can to act as a catch chamber with a filter box for saw dust. It worked great for many years. I had another small Craftsman vac that I could easily move around. I bought 2 small ones on sale rather then 1 big one. They have lasted for many years.

    steveVa    Posted 04-19-2017 at 11:14:08 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • If you are going to pick up metal shavings, I would get a large air tight see thru plastic container sturdy enough to take vaccuum pressure and put it in line with your vac, also with a filter between your catch box and your vac. Make the fittings all air tight and you will get the same power as at the vac. Put a big magnet in your catch box and you have an easy way to empty it. You could also put a big magnet by your tool to catch shavings as they come off the lathe. Just a thought.

    36 coupe    Posted 04-19-2017 at 06:28:27 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • My shop vac is on casters.I avoid oily metal shavings because of the chance of combustion.Fire in a vacuum cleaner will get exciting real fast.I use a magnet in a plastic bag to collect steel shavings.Aluminum and iron dust can burn as in thermit welding.A boy used his dads belt grinder on some aluminum parts.Dad was grinding away on an iron part when the dust lite off.Dads beard was burned a little.

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