|Review by kosta||posted 04-02-2011 03:08 AM||5998 views||0 times favorited||12 comments|
Yo whats up everybody I wanted to do a review on ridgid shop vacs. I have been using ridgid shop vacs for about 2 years. I have the ridgid 9 gallon 3 hp shop vac and the ridgid 12 gallon 5.5 hp shop vac. I use the 12 gallon shop vac which has a 2-1/2 in hose to collect the dust from my tablesaw. I use the 9 gallon shop vac which has a 1-7/8 in hose to collect the dust from my miter saw and sanders. The 12 gallon is one of the largest shop vacs you can buy and its a pretty nice shop vac. I use bags inside both shop vacs because the filters wont last more than a few days before they are completly caked with dust. One of the things about shop vacs is that the amount of suction really depends on how clean the filter is and you can really tell when the shop vacs not running right.
I usually will put a 4 ft extension hose on the 9 gallon shop vacs hose because its much more flexible then the standard hose that comes with the shop vac. Each shop vac hose is 7 ft long so you can put an extension hose on and not loose that much suction. These shop vacs are wet/ dry vacs so if you wanted to pick up water you take the dust bag out put a foam filter on and you can suck up water. I usually don’t use them that much for water because im in a garage but if theres water in the house then I will pick it up with one of these shop vacs. One of the best things you can buy is a 3 piece adapter set so that you can hook your shop vac hose up to any dust port in your shop. Ridgid has a free lifetime warranty on all of their tools which is pretty sweet. Overall I would give both of these shop vacs 5 stars because I work really good and I have never had a problem with either of them.
-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/