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drywall guy
28-03-2015, 06:19 AM
Needing a new vac for my sander , what are the rest of you using ?. What should I avoid ?.

Thanks

TonyM
28-03-2015, 09:03 AM
I'm using a small Fein Dustex 25. You need to use bags though or you'll shorten the life of the filters. I'm not tapng much now though, so if you are doing it all the time, go for a Hilti or Festool M class vacuum.

drywall guy
28-03-2015, 09:22 AM
Cheers, I'm only sanding 2-3 houses a week, so it's only running about 5 hrs. So kinda looking for a cheaper option.

TonyM
28-03-2015, 10:42 AM
Cheers, I'm only sanding 2-3 houses a week, so it's only running about 5 hrs. So kinda looking for a cheaper option.
Only! Get a decent one then. I've sanded 3 in the last 12 months

drywall guy
28-03-2015, 12:07 PM
Cheers, thanks for your input, maybe some of the other guys will let us know what vacs they are using and there thoughts.

regards

wallpaul
28-03-2015, 04:17 PM
I use one of these, really light & quiet. plus get 5 bags from screwfix for about 8 quid.

http://www.expresstools.co.uk/shop/cleaning-equipment/domestic-vacuum-cleaners/nilfisk-alto-aero-26-21-pc-wet-34806.html

drywall guy
28-03-2015, 04:34 PM
Hi wallpaul, I've looked at that. How long have you had yours for & would you buy another should anything happen to it ?.

wallpaul
28-03-2015, 04:42 PM
Hi wallpaul, I've looked at that. How long have you had yours for & would you buy another should anything happen to it ?.

about a year mate & defo would get another.
plus you get 3-4 uses per bag :)

drywall guy
28-03-2015, 05:30 PM
That's great mate, and at that price you really can't go wrong.

cheers

drywall guy
28-03-2015, 06:24 PM
about a year mate & defo would get another.
plus you get 3-4 uses per bag :)

How much can you sand before you need empty it , ie would it do a 3 bed semi ?

wallpaul
29-03-2015, 02:05 PM
How much can you sand before you need empty it , ie would it do a 3 bed semi ?

easy mate!

drywall guy
29-03-2015, 02:25 PM
That'll do for me @ 166 ��

E.K Taper
01-04-2015, 10:16 PM
Good advice. I've had the Nilfisk Alto and it was a good vac. I hire from Artex and I've had some sh!t hoovers over the years, Sparky being one to avoid. Can't remember the one I've got just now but I'll look tomorrow cos Im sending it back! Again.
They sent me out a Nilfisk last year and its easily the best I've had

E.K Taper
02-04-2015, 06:48 PM
Ok, the hoovers I've had off them recently are Flex Vacuums. Good at first then lose their suction after a month or two

drywall guy
02-04-2015, 07:31 PM
Cheers, thanks for the reply