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Old 04-06-2013, 12:48 AM   #1
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Looking For A New Compact Vacuum Cleaner - Good Suction Is A Must !


Currently have 4 Rigid 5 hp/ 6.5 hp vacs and they work very well .

However, i am looking for a compact unit without loosing that suction.

Any suggestions that come to mind?
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Old 04-06-2013, 01:19 AM   #2
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Re: Looking For A New Compact Vacuum Cleaner - Good Suction Is A Must !


Not sure what you mean by compact.

We run a pro team mega backpack & it's the suckinest vaccum we've ever used.

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Rigid sells a small one that has plenty of power. I got it at depot around Christmas on sale for $30.
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probably should be looking into a self cleaning filter model
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Compact as in small . I considered the backpack , but I'm looking for something smaller . Something that I could possible move with a tote bin .
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This is the one I've been using for about 3 years. Small and a very good vacuum.
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Re: Looking For A New Compact Vacuum Cleaner - Good Suction Is A Must !


I have the 4 gallon Rigid also. It's a good compromise of smaller size with adequate power. The rectangular shape and low center of gravity makes it easier to store and less likely to tip.

I also have the Dewalt 18v hand vac. Not much on power, but kind of convenient when you just have a little bit of dust to get up and you don't want to drag out the bigger vac. Also nice when there is no power close by.
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I have the 4 Gal. Ridgid as well for 5 years...love it!
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This is the one I've been using for about 3 years. Small and a very good vacuum.
I've had that little guy for 4 years, always use bags with it, amazing little vac.
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This is the little ridgid that rocks. I bought one for the crew to use last year, and they both went out and bought themselves one for personal use.

Probably not up to RRP work, but it's great everything that doesn't require a big honkin' sucker.
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The little Ridgid is a Great Vacuum. Did you know you can Daisy chain them?
By running two in a series, running a hose from the Exhaust of Vac "A" to the intake of Vac"B", you will not increase the CFM but will almost double the Water column. If you use a "Y" adapter you can almost double the CFM but your water column wont change. This is Super handy if you are using Dust Deputy. uf you need the Xtra CFM for a Plainer use the "Y". If you are wanting to capture the max concrete dust on a cup grinder use the Daisy chain.....

They are on sale right now for less than $40
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dust deputy at amazon $50
16 gal ridgid Vacbody for DD $40 ish
(parts 4,5,10,11) http://ridgidparts.com/cgi-bin/etcTa...ure1&image=Vac

You mount the DD on the Ridgid body and lid

so for $170 you will have an unbeatable setup.
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I'm always on the look out for a small unit with good suction
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I'm always on the look out for a small unit with good suction
Preferably made in China?
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I'm always on the look out for a small unit with good suction
Like 5'3"?
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I'm always on the look out for a small unit with good suction
With a flat head, so you have somewhere to rest your beer.
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What would you guys recommend as the best bang for buck for a self cleaning unit? I've always used the rigid line of shop vacs but now looking at the fein or festools.
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Well the unit would have to be self cleaning
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What would you guys recommend as the best bang for buck for a self cleaning unit? I've always used the rigid line of shop vacs but now looking at the fein or festools.
The ridgids ain't upto much filtration wise so if your worried about wastes coming out the rear of the vac for stuff like RRP and hazoudous dust I would steer clear of ridgid. I have had a few and still have 2 but they never get used on site anymore. The fein and festools are vastly better vacs in every way. I would say check the AC versions of the festool vacs out. They ain't cheap but if you do a lot of work with dust like drywall dust and concrete dust you can't beat the AC vacs.
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Thanks for the advice. It definitely seemed like the festool was the way to go but was just hoping someone had another alternative. (Haven't drank that green koolaid yet haha)

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