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    Needing a new vac for my sander , what are the rest of you using ?. What should I avoid ?.

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    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.

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    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.
    Last edited by drywall guy; 28-03-2015 at 11:11 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drywall guy View Post
    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

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    Cheers, thanks for your input, maybe some of the other guys will let us know what vacs they are using and there thoughts.

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    I use one of these, really light & quiet. plus get 5 bags from screwfix for about 8 quid.

    http://www.expresstools.co.uk/shop/c...wet-34806.html

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    Hi wallpaul, I've looked at that. How long have you had yours for & would you buy another should anything happen to it ?.

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    Quote Originally Posted by drywall guy View Post
    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

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    That's great mate, and at that price you really can't go wrong.

    cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by wallpaul View Post
    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 ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by drywall guy View Post
    How much can you sand before you need empty it , ie would it do a 3 bed semi ?
    easy mate!

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    That'll do for me @ 166 ��

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    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

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    Ok, the hoovers I've had off them recently are Flex Vacuums. Good at first then lose their suction after a month or two

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    Cheers, thanks for the reply

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