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Workshop Vacuum? Answered

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.

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mikeasaurusBest Answer (author)2017-06-06

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.

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