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|07-24-2010 12:56 PM|
|lydanynom||That vacuum looks great for the purpose, but I cringe a little to see people talking about DeWalt's great reputation. DeWalt is a subsidiary of Stanley/Black and Decker, and while for a number of years their commercial line of tools was very high quality they have always had a lower-end retail line that traded on that reputation without actually living up to it. Since 2004 when the conglomerate acquired Porter-Cable (which itself had already acquired Delta) I think the quality of the DeWalt brand has really gone downhill.|
|07-24-2010 12:13 PM|
Originally Posted by davester View Post
|07-23-2010 06:49 PM|
I use one of the small 1 gal shop vacs. I got it at Walmart. What I especially like about it is you can reverse the hose and use it to fill your inflatable dinghy in about a minute. Done with the dinghy? Now use it to vacate ALL the air, allowing it to be folded and rolled easily.
Oh, and it vacuums great also.
|07-23-2010 01:20 PM|
I just use a small battery powered vacuum like the dust buster in a sense. Works really well and gets rid of all the dust and stuff that manages to get in the boat.
For a bit more power though I would definitely move up to a small wet/dry vac. Storing it and powering it would be a pain and practically impossible at anchor unless you have an inverter. What on earth do you need to vacuum up at anchor that needs a wet/dry full powered vacuum though.
|07-23-2010 12:39 PM|
|QuickMick||heck, seems that everything DeWalt makes is rock solid... why not a vac too? tnx, ill check it out next time im getting 'expert advice' at the home depot.... lol|
|07-23-2010 12:36 PM|
I use one of these and it works well.
|07-23-2010 11:18 AM|
I'd recommend a wet-dry type like the Shop-Vac or it's clone. If you don't have an inverter, you may have to look for a 12VDC version but they don't seem readily available, seem to cost more, and don't seem as good.
I do not recommend the Dust Buster in any form.
|07-23-2010 10:49 AM|
this baby handles about anything i throw at it and its pretty small.
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|07-23-2010 10:38 AM|
I forget now which brand wet/dry vac I have but it is the 1 gallon from Wal-Mart. I guess I will just pitch it and buy another one. I will say it worked very well until recently. I have a feeling the pet hair led to an early demise.
I do like the idea of the long hose in theory, but then I have to store the hose somewhere.
|07-23-2010 10:21 AM|
What wet/dry vacs have you tried? One of those with a long hose (long enough so you can leave the canister on the dock -- buy central vac hose in bulk) was going to be my first suggestion. I love that setup.
I've just got a medium-sized Rigid from the Home Despot that has held up fine for 4 years now without any special treatment. I don't remember what I paid for it but I don't think it was much.
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