This article is from the Woodworking FAQ Collection 2, by multiple authors.
From: email@example.com (Mike Litzkow)
Date: 25 Oct 88 15:42:13 GMT
In article <1135@twitch.UUCP> guido@twitch.UUCP ( G.Bertocci) writes:
>I currently use a placebo device know as a Sears shop vac known for
>its bright red color and lack of suction.
Well, I never ever thought I'd be posting to this newsgroup in defense
of Sears -- perish the thought. Still I have to admit to owning one
of those bright red, extremely loud, Sears shop vacuums with the tiny
wheels and cheap plastic hoses. One thing I can't complain about though
is the suction power. Mine has always been great in that regard. I've
never seen one more poweful, nor would I want it, cause with sooo much
vacuum it takes both hands to move the nozzle over a carpet. Probably
my biggest complaint is the noise, I always wear hearing protectors
when operating it. One thing though, the vacuum power drops off
considerably if the filter is dirty.
I have not tried to use is to collect free floating dust from the air. I
expect one would need very large tubing to cut down on the velocity and
noise while getting the job done.