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Review by John Gray posted 2163 days ago 2963 views 0 times favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I purchased this vacuum about a month ago and it has been used ALOT. If has become a favorite tool, it’s so handy to use with the long hose. I also purchased the Ridgid Hepa filter – Model VF6000 which is washable. Filters 99.97% of particles as small as .3 mirons. Now the shop is much cleaner because the 22’ hose lets me go directly to the tool instead of having to move the big and cumbersome Craftsman around the shop, the Craftsman is now dedicated to the table saw until my boat comes in and I can get a Delta Model 50-760.
Pros:
Convenient can be hung on the wall with supplied bracket.
LONG hose that reaches everywhere in my 22’x22’ shop.
The Ridgid Model VF6000 filter is washable, I put a panty hose pre-filter on it.

Cons:
It is loud.

PS – I still don’t have the adding pictures figured out yet, tried to post a larger pic of vac, not?

-- Only the Shadow knows....................




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#1 posted 2163 days ago

I like the idea of a vacuum on each machine . the long hose sounds like a real bonus!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (https://www.facebook.com/DebbiePribeleENJOConsultant)

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#2 posted 2162 days ago

How good is it with your planer and TS?

Jimmy

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#3 posted 2162 days ago

It wouldn’t work with my planer and I have a dedicated vacuum for my tablesaw so I can’t say there. It’s great with the drill press and Ridgid Oscillating Edge/belt Spindle Sander but it’s more for cleanup than power tools that produce tons of shavings (planer, jointer). I use it for general shop cleanup and it’s wand at the point that sawdust is created with the drill press, sander, drill press, and the router table.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 2162 days ago

I just read the customer reviews on this vac on the HD website. The only complaint with it is that there are no adaptors to adapt the odd size 1 7/8” hose to 1 1/4” or 2 1/2” fittings that are used on shop tools. Have you found a way around this or found adaptors that work? Other than the odd hose size it seems to be a good buy for use in the shop. I’m considering this vac so I can mount it out of the way and use the long hose for my 16×20 shop.

-- Darell, Norman, Ok.

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#5 posted 2162 days ago

I haven’t tried to adapt it to tool dust outlets because it’s not designed to work pluged into a specific tool, the volume of the tank isn’t that big for one thing. I use it with the included wand at the point dust is made on tools that don’t usually require a dust “hook-up”. Hope that makes sense.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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