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shop vac advice - jcousins2 - 11-21-2020

My old shop-vac is dying and have to replace it – shop-vac company has closed – looking for any recommendations?

And is anyone using a newer craftsman – that’s what available locally?

Thanks for your info.
jerry


RE: shop vac advice - MsNomer - 11-21-2020

I’m in the same boat, hoping for a Black Friday special.

Thanks for the info on ShopVac. Good to know but sad. Their customer service was top notch.


RE: shop vac advice - WxMan - 11-21-2020

I have a Ridgid vac that's been going strong for about 18 or 19 years.

Don't know what Ridgid's customer service is like.  Have never needed it for any of my orange tools.


RE: shop vac advice - DaveM123 - 11-21-2020

I had a Ridgid for 15 years or so before it died - more of it my fault about not being good about cleaning/replacing the filter. I replaced it with another Ridgid a couple of years ago. Added a Duststopper a couple of months ago. Works great.


RE: shop vac advice - shoottmx - 11-21-2020

I got a Ridgid a few years ago--black friday special. Ear muffs are an absolute necessity.

g


RE: shop vac advice - WxMan - 11-21-2020

(11-21-2020, 06:21 PM)shoottmx Wrote: I got a Ridgid a few years ago--black friday special. Ear muffs are an absolute necessity.

g

Yeah, it's not pleasant.  My previous vac was a small hand-held Craftsman that seemed to be as loud as a jet fighter.  The Ridgid, though much larger, was an improvement over that little C-Man.


RE: shop vac advice - KC - 11-21-2020

(11-21-2020, 06:59 PM)WxMan Wrote: Yeah, it's not pleasant.  My previous vac was a small hand-held Craftsman that seemed to be as loud as a jet fighter.  The Ridgid, though much larger, was an improvement over that little C-Man.

I was looking at the Ridgid this afternoon, because  I have one here in Texas doesn't blow dust all over creation like the small ShopVac brand I have in Nebraska.  That thing is effectively useless indoors, so I'm looking for a new Ridgid to take north.


RE: shop vac advice - Mr Eddie - 11-21-2020

Anyone have one of the new Rikon vacs?  Wondering how loud it is?

Lonnie


RE: shop vac advice - Mike 55 - 11-21-2020

(11-21-2020, 11:29 AM)jcousins2 Wrote: My old shop-vac is dying and have to replace it – shop-vac company has closed – looking for any recommendations?

And is anyone using a newer craftsman – that’s what available locally?

Thanks for your info.
jerry

I built a cyclone using I believe is a 16 gallon Ridgid from Home Depot. The cyclone is from Oneida using a 5 gallon bucket. I saw a video on You tube. The model in the video is no longer available. It works great and after almost a year I have never emptied the vacuum yet, just the bucket that sits on top. It's not overly noisy but I wear hearing protection. 

Here's the link. The cyclone he used you can get from Home Depot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyBuRjO54NM


RE: shop vac advice - DaveM123 - 11-21-2020

(11-21-2020, 10:04 PM)Mike 55 Wrote: I built a cyclone using I believe is a 16 gallon Ridgid from Home Depot. The cyclone is from Oneida using a 5 gallon bucket. I saw a video on You tube. The model in the video is no longer available. It works great and after almost a year I have never emptied the vacuum yet, just the bucket that sits on top. It's not overly noisy but I wear hearing protection. 

Here's the link. The cyclone he used you can get from Home Depot.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WyBuRjO54NM

Mike - Looks like what you have is the Duststopper available at Home Depot. I built a cabinet for mine.