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  1. #1
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    Default Which vacuum cleaner?

    Hi everyone,
    I been enjoying all your pearls of knowledge for just a few months now since I brought my first Triton gear at the WWW show in Adelaide. I am very new to woodworking as well, having just done a beginners course in 2003.

    I have been looking through many of the posts concerning dust collection in the Triton forum, but for now am wanting to "keep it simple". I have purchased the dust bag and collector, and now want to know what other users have to say about the vacuum cleaners they have connected to their Triton equipment.

    Are any brands better that others?

    Is there anything I should watch for when buying a vacuum cleaner for this purpose?

    Thank you for any feedback...

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    I am just using a Sanyo 2000 watt sucker and blower.

    There is a thread here by Sturdee on a conversion of the Triton Dust Bucket into a cyclone collector. Fairly easy and cheap to do and well worth while to increase the effeciency of the dust collection.

    Go here to see it but search around there are other threads as well.

    http://www.woodworkforums.ubeaut.com...ee+Dust+Bucket

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    I don't have a Triton but I have found the $99 ShopVacs that you can buy at Bunnings to be good value. And they're yellow which is almost orange.

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    I just bought one of those 1600w small barrell type vacs for around $80 and it's fine. maybe try Godfrey's (if they have a store there). I chose mine because it was small and had nice big wheels on it so it doesn't take up much room and is easliy pulled across the floor. (That's 'cos I'm too lazty to bend down and pick it up!)
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    I've got the $200 at bunnings Karcher. sucks like a ***blank*** in a ***blank*** (edited by user to avoid sweariness)...

    cheers
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    To be honest save up your money and get a decent dust extrator eg 1300cfm, can get them for about $300 and will never regret it. Using a vacum cleaner on the Triton I found was a waste of time and money.

    Regards Goldy

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    Try Godfreys or a garage sale for an old "twin fan" Electrolux vac, suck pretty well for the $.


    Cheers.........Sean the garage sale gypsy


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    Default Less money for more Triton stuff

    Quote Originally Posted by Goldy
    To be honest save up your money and get a decent dust extrator eg 1300cfm, can get them for about $300 and will never regret it. Using a vacum cleaner on the Triton I found was a waste of time and money.

    Regards Goldy
    I have already spent so much on Trition gear (which I only use on some weekends) - and there is still so much more to buy . I certainly see your point, but I am hoping I can find something OK for under $150 - maybe secondhand.

    With everyone's recommendations - looks like it may be the trading post and garage sales ...

    More research and feedback needed ...

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    I have 2 in the shed,
    #1 is 6 yr old Lux (yep the "royale" wonder bl**dy vac $1000 + jobbie) I cry everytime I look at it...useless piece of @#$% retired to the shed by my wife when she had to replace. sits in the corner looking ever so modern and clean, cannot bring myself to chuck it yet.
    #2 mid 60's hoover... brilliant esp when attached to my mini cyclone and as such is only a slave to the main vortex
    I say the garage sales are a good option then cyclone it
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    For a little more than $150 (approx $199 in Bunnings) you can get the RDC100 or similar:
    http://www.gmcompany.com/index.cfm?p...22F564ADA82F85

    I bought one last year and it comes with a single, double and a three way connector so you can have the router and workcentre connected with one inlet to spare. It doesn't suck up large bits but certainly gets rid of the harmful dust particles.
    It comes with plenty of hose so you can route the plumbing along the shed roof and down to your equipment. The inlet ports are just the right fit for the dust bucket's hoses. Never had a problem with it.
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    I've got an old GE barrel vac (and it's orange) which works well. Also look around at Council clean up times, even if you find one that doesn't work you can trade them in at Godfreys when they have their specials on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zed
    I've got the $200 at bunnings Karcher. sucks like a ***blank*** in a ***blank*** (edited by user to avoid sweariness)...

    cheers
    I agree with the Monkey, the Karcher is a good unit. Unfortunately I holed the hose in the second day I had it by dropping a slab of steel on it (thank god for duct tape).

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