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Workshop Vac

Post by Blakey » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:06 pm

Hi All,
My old Draper DWE1400 vacuum cleaner has finally gone to a better place.
so i'm looking to replace it, the Draper vacuum that supersedes it WDV50SS doesn't have great write ups? , I am a DIY'er not a pro, so don't need anything top of the range, just something that will clear up sawdust etc in the garage/workshop £250ish.
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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by Rorschach » Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:43 pm

I got 7 years of really dirty hard graft from a lidl vac, it still works now but it whines a lot so I keep it for really mucky work out in the garden or in the loft. I replaced it with another lidl vac about 2 years ago, another great bit of kit.
They cost about £60, well worth the money.
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Re: Workshop Vac

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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by jaeger » Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:12 am

That seems a hefty price for Draper, possibly the most expensive thing I've seen from them.

No longer sold but I have an Earlex I paid about £70 for years ago and that's seen some abuse
and still going, rubble, water and dust extractor for sanding now you've got me looking at vacs
I'm not sure what I'd buy if mine packed up.
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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by boxedin » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:03 am

How long is a piece of string really need to pin down your spec
Capacity, Wet and dry, Blower facility, Power takeoff, (inc max watts), Cable length, hose length, Noise level, Filtration level,Connectivity to power tools (adapters etc). Drainage valve, Use in conjunction with a centrifuge ?
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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by sammy.se » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:19 am

I recommend using some of your budget to make or buy a cyclone. I made one out of cheap bits and its really great for quick emptying and keeping suction power consistent. Very useful for larger wood particles, e.g. router and planer.

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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by Bob225 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 10:51 am

The newer henry's seem under powered, i have one that 9-10 years old, i have just replaced the on/off switch and that all its asked for

Nilfisk make some good bits of kit but there not cheap
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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by jaeger » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:28 am

[quote="Bob225"]The newer henry's seem under powered, i have one that 9-10 years old, i have just replaced the on/off switch and that all its asked for

Think they are, the EU Banned vacuum cleaners over 900 watts in 2017, didn't the old Henry's used to have a high/low switch too?
I believe thought that this ban only applies to domestic units.
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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by Bob225 » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:36 am

yes mine is has the neon switch for hi/low (green power switch) - thay got around that eu law by using the word "Industrial"
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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by jaeger » Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:40 am

Bob225 wrote:yes mine is has the neon switch for hi/low (green power switch) - thay got around that eu law by using the word "Industrial"
Bit like the 100 watt bulb....... "For industrial use only"
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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by Blakey » Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:20 pm

Thanks for all replies and advice,
I have looked at the Hushpower, and the reviews are great, also looked at the Fein and that seems a nice piece of kit, Fein £250, Hushpower £99, always been a believer that you get what you pay for ??, but now thinking would i be paying for the name, also looked at small festool :dunno:
Old vac took a lot of abuse over the last 10/15 years picking up wood chippings, dust, small rubble wallpaper and much more, the power takeoff was great for connecting tools, never had cause to use for sucking up water.
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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by fin » Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:00 pm

i found a henry in a skip a year ago. plugged him in and he was broke. stripped his motor apart and checked for continuity on the power lead first. (id obv checked the fuse first) one of either the live or the neutral obv i suppose was broken. it turned out to be at the plug end. so i just cut it off and hoyed my own on and hes grafting like a goodun. pretty sure he is about 20 years old aswell.
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Re: Workshop Vac

Post by Cannyfixit » Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:28 am

Bob225 wrote:The newer henry's seem under powered, i have one that 9-10 years old, i have just replaced the on/off switch and that all its asked for

Nilfisk make some good bits of kit but there not cheap
That true,ours died after ten years and the Mrs immediately bought another before I had chance to have a look,turned out it had just broken the cable,rewired a new flex on and wham bam I have a shop vac lol
The difference between old and new is noticeable
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