|Review by FJPetruso||posted 02-13-2011 09:57 PM||12483 views||0 times favorited||5 comments|
I found this Bucket Head Vacuum on display at Home Depot a while back & decided to give it a try. Heck… It’s only 20 bucks & uses an ordinary 5 gallon plastic bucket for collection of dust & chips. (I just happen to have acquired a couple of plastic buckets that have the same rim dimensions but hold about 7-1/2 gsllons & are several inches taller.) There’s no doubt that it’s a cheap vacuum but it works well. The filter is a simple pouch over the suction side of the vacuum motor in the bucket held on with a large rubber band. Both easily replaceable. The vacuum has a hose about 1-1/4” in diameter & 4 feet long & no accessories. But that’s OK. All I want it for is a vacuum to put with a woodworking tool that I don’t want to run my dust collector to. It’s cheaper to buy this set-up than it is to run 4” hose, blast gates & adapters! I plan on purchasing one or two more for the same reason. If you only have a small hobby shop or just want to keep the better half from griping at you for using her good vacuum for shop work & for only $20 & easy set-up… I gave it four stars because when you consider the price & what it’s used for… It does the job great!
-- Frank, Florissant, Missouri "The New Show-Me Woodshop"