VHS has no more working shopvacs. We used to have a couple which were used quite frequently, but they have all died. Currently all is left is a burnt out small one which is also missing a filter. It is collecting dust, and not in the way we want it to.
I’m really glad we have the dust collector, it works great in the woodshop for cleaning up piles of sawdust, but the the large footprint makes it hard to get it out of the woodshop and move around the space to clean up metal shavings from the lathe and stripped wire bits from the electronics area. I’m not even sure if a dust collector should be used for any of this stuff anyways, given that it has a cloth bag.
The primary objective of this purchase is that we have a portable tool we can use to clean up. Ideally it should be able to easily reach places that the 4" hose the dust collector has cannot.
I would like to propose we buy something like this. Total cost to VHS will be ~$100.