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    Isn't It Amazing How...

    ... you realize that your ShopVac feels heavier than it used to, so you open it up to find that it's FULL of about two years worth of sawdust (from the shop) and dog hair (from the car), and after emptying it out and cleaning the filter...

    ... it's EASY to pick up, and it works better than you remember it ever working? Wooosh!

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    What are some of the "amazing discoveries" you've made in your shop?

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    It is indeed one of the unexplained mysteries of the universe ;-)
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    Mine doesn't clog up nearly as bad now that I don't use a filter. [cough-cough]
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    Darn things need a "EMPTY ME NOW" light or something
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    ROFL ! . . .

    The origanal blade ( of seven years ! )on the bandsaw broke the other day so ran down and got a new one. Funny I never noticed it GOING dull but this new one cuts wood like buttuh ! Who knew ?

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    the bit wasn't really dull, just me trying to drill in reverse with the new cordless.

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    You are right Kerry, cleaning a shop vac can be amazingly rewarding along with surprising!
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    It's much more fun waiting for the top to blow off the DC.
    The facial expression and colorful expletives make for a remembered learning experience.

    Who woulda thunk it could snow in the shop, in Florida!


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    Last edited by Don Taylor; 12-27-2007 at 05:05 AM.

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    I just wanted to add that the addition of a 'Clean Stream' filter ($35) was a great investment. They are really tough, clean easily and can be washed with water if you wait long enough to really pack the fine dust into them so that they need the extra effort. I run a seperator so all my filter sees is the really fine stuff which taps off easily if I don't leave it too long.
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