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  • #2
    Re: Where can you use the new HEPA Vac?

    How long is the power cord and what gauge is the wire?
    How come no power tool outlet with automatic start of the vac when the power tool starts and delayed stop?

    IF the vac had these features it would be excellent for use with portable power tools like sanders, routers, circ saws, grinders, etc.
    "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

    https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

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    • DanMuresan
      DanMuresan commented
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      Hi Bob,

      The power cord is 25 feet (7,6m), 16 gauge.

      Regarding your second question: this is based on Amp draw. This unit is powerful and pulls 11.5 Amp. Running a power tool through such a unit will throw most household, 15 amp breakers at this level, or diminish the performance of the vacuum based on the chosen tool. Given the main purpose of this vacuum was RRP, this did not seem to be the correct alternative.

      We will gladly take these proposed features under advisement for future versions of this vacuum.
      Last edited by DanMuresan; 06-26-2014, 04:38 AM.

  • #3
    Re: Where can you use the new HEPA Vac?

    I agree with Bob's suggestions plus have a couple of my own. There should be a reducing adapter for the inlet and a smaller diameter more flexible hose, say 1" or 1¼" to hook up to the adapter. These items could be either standard equipment or offered as an optional item(s). The normal 2½" dia. hoses that come with most shop vacs are just not flexible enough for use with smaller hand held tools. I modified one of my shop vacs years ago with a HEPA filter, drywall bag and flexible hose with great results. Whenever I hook up one of my small tools to it, I virtually am dust free.
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    • #4
      Re: Where can you use the new HEPA Vac?

      Originally posted by Bob D. View Post
      How long is the power cord and what gauge is the wire?
      How come no power tool outlet with automatic start of the vac when the power tool starts and delayed stop?

      IF the vac had these features it would be excellent for use with portable power tools like sanders, routers, circ saws, grinders, etc.
      Great points BobD I see ridgid has no idea to look at what the leader in the suction field dose it! Looks like a big Fail to me
      I have done so much with so little for so long, I can do almost anything with nothing now!!!!!!!

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      • DanMuresan
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        The 2.5” size is a standard inlet size on all RIDGID vacs that allows for greater airflow and larger debris collection. Velocity can be higher with smaller hoses but airflow and lift is lost and friction loss is greater in comparison. RIDGID does offer adapters, connectors and alternate hose sizes (VT1755, VT1407, VT2522, VT2534, VT2570, VT1720) which should give each customer the needed flexibility to complete their individual tasks, whether that task is cleaning up a new construction site, cleaning up after a renovation, or connecting directly to a tool that is creating unwanted dust. A 1.25” diameter hose can be added to the vac by using the VT2534 Auto Detailing Kit. This kit includes a 10 foot hose that has a 1.25” diameter and is more flexible and durable than a standard hose.

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      Well, Festool, Vein, and Porter-Cable all offer Vacs with accessory outlets. Emerson Vacs used to be the leader, they seem to have lost that over the past few years with no desire to reclaim the title.
      "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

      https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

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