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    in your opinion what is the best value/robust vacuum for power sanding?

    would prefer one that does not need bags.

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    Nilfisk alto, i've got the one with the automatic filter cleaning,and it's bagless, had it seven years and it hasn't let me down yet. Hilti use the same models , so that tells it's own story, but they put there own livery on them, It has variable speed + auto and you can plug the sander into it. when the filter starts to clog, a blast of air is forced through the filter and unclogs it, it makes a strange thudding noise when it does this. I've had both the flex vac and the bosch gas and they arn't in the same league. the nilfisk arn't cheap, but then you don't need bags and i havn't had to change the filter,just take it out now and again and give it a good brush down to get any joint cement dust that may be caked on , where the joints may not have been fully dried when sanding, the filters arn't like paper ones you get in the flex, but are more like vinyl material that you get in the K + N performance filters in cars.

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    thanks dryfix, been looking at so many just cannot make up my mind. do you know what model number your's is?!

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    Sorry not to get back to you quicker wallpaul, been working out of town. The model is the nilfisk alto Attix 5. Not sure if you can still get this model, or it may have been updated by by a newer model, but if you get in touch with nilfisk they should help, It's the model that has the automatic filter clean, and not the manual push button model, let me know how you get on.

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    I will second everything dryfix mentioned as its a very dependable machine. I have the button version and its never let me down.
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    thanks for the info chaps. :-)

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    I have the nilsfisk alto attix 550 with the push down button , can this vac be used with out bags ?. I don,t want to waste the vac for the price of bags !

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    this is the cheapest one i have found any good??


    http://www.screwfix.com/p/attix-30-0...dry-vac/90512#

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