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Old 10-13-2009, 09:53 AM   #1
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I am looking to buy a cheap wet/dry vac to back-end a water-tub-based vacuum sander.

So I don't need anything fancy or powerful, mostly just the ability to deal with wet and a lot of dust.

Is there any substantial difference between Shop-Vac and Vacmaster? If all else is the same, is one quieter than the other?

I am looking at the ShopVac 962-06-00 and the Vacmaster VJ507.

P.S. Comments on vacuum sander welcome as well.

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Ridgid is a better choice for a vac. IIRC, they use Emerson motors. Quieter and longer lasting.

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Define cheap.
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Old 09-02-2010, 07:58 PM   #4
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Well... it was almost a year ago that I posted that, and the job is long done.

But by cheap, I meant single use. Good enough to power a vacuum sander for a single job.

At the time, Home Depot had a GoClean Wet/Dry Vac, normally (allegedly) $99, on sale for $20. Don't know why, because it is not horrible. A little cheapy, but for $20 I could hardly complain. It even has a HEPA filter. It was the ideal solution for the job.

Though I do not see it on HD anymore. I guess it was on clearance.

I found it (out of stock) somewhere else, and this is what it looks like:
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