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Topic # 146725 27-May-2014 12:55
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Can anyone recommend one.  Looking  for the following features: -

1) Wet and dry
2) Copes with fine dust e.g. sanding plaster
3) Good suction
4) Ability to attach to tools (e.g. electric sanders) for dust control.
5) Nozzle attachments included or can be bought easily.
6) Wheels

Would also be nice if suction is adjustable.

<$500 if possible




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  Reply # 1054322 27-May-2014 13:45
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Have a look at what Nilfisk offers? We just have one of their home models for use around the house, but it works brilliantly.  Perhaps of more interest to you, I know a couple of people who use them at work, so some sort of industrial model, and they also swear by them. 

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  Reply # 1054343 27-May-2014 14:26
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sidefx: Have a look at what Nilfisk offers? We just have one of their home models for use around the house, but it works brilliantly.  Perhaps of more interest to you, I know a couple of people who use them at work, so some sort of industrial model, and they also swear by them. 


They make very good vacs.  I was going to suggest a 2nd hand GS80 or similar but they are not wet/dry.  For sawdust or other dry workshop stuff, you can't go past them.  Solid and reliable.

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  Reply # 1054382 27-May-2014 15:56
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+1 on the GS80, I still have my mum GS80 which is at least 15 years old and still going strong. Only thing that has been replaced in its lifetime was the hose.

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  Reply # 1055192 28-May-2014 15:48
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Not the $99 hoover or the ryobi etc that look like it. They are wet _or_ dry with a filter and bag you have to remove to do wet vac.

Seem ok as an extractor on a sander for wood. Not tried gib yet but don't expect miracles.

noisy as too.





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  Reply # 1057065 31-May-2014 13:27
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We purchased the $150 wet dry shopvac from godfreys about a month ago and it's awesome. last night we sucked up 2 rooms worth of plaster dust and it's still going strong. The only thing that we do is blow out the filters with the compressor after we are done sucking up plaster. The only down side to the vaccume so far is I'm 6 foot 3 and the hose is a little short.

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  Reply # 1057573 1-Jun-2014 14:57
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check out this site....these guys know thier stuff....

http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=3

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  Reply # 1058684 3-Jun-2014 17:33
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i use an old electrolux ( you know those long orange ones with the cord retract that can kill a man with just one press). it has the reusable filter which is awesome. i renovated my house and gib'd it and its still going strong. even sucked up a few wet messes with it. (just dry the filter out afterwards .)

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