I too have been thinking about a new shop vac. The one I have is a singer (like the sewing machine) that I got at a garage sale about 30 years ago. I think I paid $5 or $10 as it was used and only a 5 gallon one. I told my wife I would use it until it died then get a new one... The thing keeps going and going! (I do take it apart every other year and clean it up and re-oil the bearings etc.) Anyway I'm thinking maybe I'm due a new one... I'd like to get the shopsmith one but it is toooo many $ as are a lot of the ones I read about in the reviews (thanks for the links!).
My shop is all full so I have to uses the great outdoors to work in. This means moving everything in and out and thus I don't often use my dust collector and cyclone lid (on a metal 30 gallon g-can). I'd fix that someday... either that or I'll die first.
So now to the point of the post. My wife was showing me a vac that hangs on the wall, she was thinking about it for in our utility room that is at the base of the stairs... sort of like a built in system she could get a longer hose and do the stairs, utility room, and pantry without lugging the other machine. Me I saw an interesting idea for the shop. If I were to add a mounting plate to the router table, the overhead pin router, the shopsmith, the.... well you get the idea. I could move one from tool to tool and have it out of the way and still easy to use. It would not be big enough for the planer or the drum sander but it should work for most of the other things.
Since none of the reviews covered this type system (or did I miss one??) I was thinking maybe someone here has one??? What do you think about it?? I know I know I should have gotten one for the wife and then I could report what I know but it didn't happen yet.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
Last edited by Mike; 01-04-2012 at 10:23 AM.