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Forum topic by accord posted 12-13-2019 01:42 PM 305 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-13-2019 01:42 PM

i need to get a new shop vac to haul with me to the job..something around 2 gallon size give or take, under 5 gallon …any suggestions on a decent one ? or are they all about the same..the vac would be used just for some minor clean up such as a small amount of saw dust ,drywall dust , nothing wet

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#1 posted 12-13-2019 03:12 PM

I bought a Rigid 4070 from HD for my daughter, and was happy enough to buy another for my son. $79. Also there is a special on essentially the same model—-but evidently without wheels—-sold as a car auto-detailing kit for $59. Strong suction, light weight.

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#2 posted 12-13-2019 03:27 PM

The Ridgid WD3050 is a 3 gallon size with a nice fat handle on top to carry it but no wheels. You may also consider the WD1022 which is a bigger vac at 10 gal but comes on an expandable roller frame much like a suit case. All of its accessories store inside the unit itself making for a nice “mostly” square foot print.

I was highly considering the WD1022 when i was doing odd jobs like trim carpentry and drywall repairs for people getting their homes ready for sale.

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#3 posted 12-13-2019 05:58 PM

Also you might look at whatever brand of drill, battery operated tools you use. Most of the majors have a vac, bare tool available. All the guys I know are using Milwaukee, and theirs kick butt.

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#4 posted 12-13-2019 06:59 PM

dewalt has a pretty cool small vac with a short hose also.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#5 posted 12-13-2019 07:19 PM

Do they still make the one that clips onto a 5 gallon bucket? I used to have one of those and worked great for hauling around as many jobsites already have a bucket and could perform multiple duty if you brought your own.

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#6 posted 12-13-2019 09:15 PM

I think the Ridgid vacs are One of their best products.

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#7 posted 12-13-2019 09:37 PM

Rigid vac for me. I have the ” muffler” on the out take. Really cuts down on the noise. Plenty of suction.

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#8 posted 12-14-2019 10:29 AM

looks as if ridgid is the most popular…guess i’ll be heading to home depot to check them out thanks guys for the info

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#9 posted 12-14-2019 12:27 PM

I like the square one for the vans because of the froot print and it doesn’t slide around. the tool and cord storage keeps everything together. I guess it really depends on how they will use it. If they will be pulling it around the wheels might be nice.

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