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Workshop Vacuum?

Would you say it is safe to use a regular house vacuum cleaner for the wood dust? Or should I invest in a specialized workshop vacuum. I am just starting out, and the amount of wood dust is getting out of control, and I'm looking for an easy inexpensive way to keep it in check.


mikeasaurus15 days ago

Shop vacuums usually have more suction, a wider hose, and a filter that allows more airflow at the expense of a finer mesh. A household vacuum could work, but would clog up immediately.

Shop vacuums also handle wet messes, so it's a good deal to get one for your shop. You don't have to spend much to get something decent.