|Review by yrob||posted 10-05-2011 12:41 AM||4806 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
This weekend I went and bought a new shop vacuum. My old crappy one from Lowes was not even powerful enough to vacuum plane shavings..
I went to Home Depot and bought their most powerful one. For $159.00 it is money well invested. It comes with a 16 Gallon tank and plenty of accessories. The port is a standard 2 1/2 ” which is one the the reasons I bough it. There are adapters available to go from 2.5 to 4” and hook up to tools like a planner.
This thing is a beast. The suction is so powerful that when trying it in the house on my carpet, I could not lift the vacuum brush off the carpet.. I tried it in my shop and was able to swiftly clean up. It gobbled up everything from wood shavings, dust, pieces of wood, nails, etc..
It is remarkably quiet for the power (6.5 hp). There is another port you can hook up too to make it into a blower.
I am going to hook it up to my 12” planer to see if it can keep up. I suspect it will..