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Recommend Me A Decent Garage / Workshop Vacuum

Discussion in 'General chit chat' started by pjgtech, Aug 26, 2021.

  1. pjgtech

    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Hi Chaps, after the usual AGF expert advice. :)

    When I eventually move (bloody solicitors, don't ask!) I will have a garage, which may also double up as a workshop.
    She has the ubiquitous Dyson for inside the house.

    I will need a more robust vacuum. It will be used for the garage / workshop, general cleaning up, hoovering, maybe picking up spills, cleaning the car, possible dust / sawdust extraction, leaf blowing, etc.

    Bearing the above uses in mind, I would prefer bagless, as less of a faff, ideally quite powerful, wet and dry would be useful, and a blower function would also be useful, obviously with the usual hose, tools, etc. If it could be connected to bench sander for extraction, that would be a bonus too, but not absolutely necessary.

    Years ago I had a "Henry" type vacuum, a squat little thing, but it was cheap and uber powerful! so something on those lines would be good.

    Don't want to spend a fortune, say £100 max

    What do you use recommend?

    So far this is on the "possible" list:
    https://www.screwfix.com/p/titan-tt...rHEdfJ11_I6VjU47LsBoCbp0QAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds

    Cheers
     
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    Ste.v.a All round good guy ( so I'm told ) Staff Member Mod/Admin

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    Cammie1314 Doric spikkin teuchter

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    I'm clearing my dad's house at the moment. He bought a Henry type hoover for his fireplace. It's not seen much use. I'll see if it's going about and could punt it down to you. I've no use for it
     
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    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Wow, very generous offer, but I couldn't accept, thanx anyway. Plus I don't want the vacuum until we move (as everything is currently boxed up or in storage) and I don't know when that would be ATM, could be next week, could be next month? But thanx again, maybe theres someone nearer to you who could use it, or a charity shop, etc?
    :thumb:
     
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    I use this in my workshop for cleaning the swarf from the lathe and milling machine.
    It called an Ash vacuum made by workzone, Aldi. Had it about 3 years, really good, sucks and blows like a two bit ****.
    IMG20210826124944.jpg
     
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    Cammie1314 Doric spikkin teuchter

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    No worries pjgtech. There will be a few things going to the charity shops.
     
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    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Yep, I looked at that one, just thought the extra power (1300 v 1400) and extra capacity (16L v 20L) would be useful for not much more money. Cheers.... :thumb:
     
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    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Good shout, I've bought a few tools, etc from both Lidl and Aldi, seems good quality v price, so I'll keep my eyes peeled for any local offers.... Thanx :thumb:
     
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    We had one at the compressor place I worked at . Cant for the life of name remember the name of it now.

    It was used for sooking up water and other liquids from the bunds that caught spills in the compressors and generators.

    The collection part was stainless.

    It had a tap on the side for emptying it of liquids but that may have been an add on after it was bought.


    The tap on the side was great as it meant you did not have to partly disassemble the vacuum to empty of fluids. Just wheel it to the drain and turn the tap.
     
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    William65 Out with the dog...

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    If you want it to last buy a numatic henry, they just keep on going :thumb:
     
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    Jimmypie Pffft , Pop , Twang , Bang

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    Henry , all day & everyday , try and get a two stage / two power level refurbed unit off eBay .
     
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    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Yep, as I said I had a Henry many years ago and it did last for years. Cheers :thumb:
     
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    wezil Keyboard Hero

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    it's easy to do yourself you've only got a couple of wires to change. Hello full power vacumn goodbye £30 circuit board.
     
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    Got to be a Charles for me. Wet or dry just keeps on sucking and sucking.......All day long.:D
    Seriously though used to use these to suck shattered toughened glass and filth out of machinery and they lasted a good number of years.
    When I bought our house ten years ago purchased my own for DIY and its still going strong.
    And he has a happy smiley face which is nice!
     
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    I have a Viper shop vac (LSU 375) that would suck the pelt off an otter at 30 paces. Great for the big jobs like emptying an ocean or removing clouds from the sky, but unwieldy and a proper pita to drag out for a simple spill clean up or hoovering of biscuit crumbs. Amazing if you’re shampooing a car interior and need to remove the moisture tho, and by far the best vacuum I’ve ever used, so if you’re interested in a proper shop vac then worth a look.

    Domestic vacuum wise, I have a day on handheld, which although better than my original stand up Dylan, isn’t a patch on my (corded) shark. That thing I’m sure pulls underlay through the carpet….
     
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    Perhaps I’m not the guy to be giving advice as I currently have 5 hoovers. 2 in the van 1 in the shed and 2 in the house. :D But have you any cordless tools? I have a Milwaukee wet/dry with blower and also attaches as a dust extractor vac that beats the others by a long way. I found the screwfix Titan hoovers perfectly fine for wet/muddy stuff but it would annoy me to use it to clean the car say, and I would question its dust extraction capabilities without using a bag. Mine lives in the shed on permanent drain/garden duty’s. Try and see if you can get away with a dry vac, I keep a commercial numatic no bigger that a Henry that is superb for both site work and extraction :thumb:
     
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    themadspread Donator

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    on sites used many stated industrial types but ive never found anything as good as a henry
     
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    pjgtech I shoot, therefore I aim......

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    Out of interest, with the vacuums that use bags, (they mostly seem to be paper) can you re-use the bags or is it a use once then throw away type deal?

    We've been using bagless Dyson for so long I can't remember the old Hoover ones with bags.... Cheers
     
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    Karcher. Ruddy brilliant.
     
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