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post #11 of 16
if you are using an air compressor make sure you use a filter on the line somewhere, they are cheap and will help with any debris / water being blown onto your system components.
post #12 of 16
Anyone knows how to buy a Datavac to Europe (Spain)? ... I am looking for one but I can´t to find where to buy a 220v version that can be sended to my country. Thought amazon.com they do not send to my address, and is no avaliable in amazon.es..
post #13 of 16
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That looks awesome! Where can I get one??

There's a Fry's Electronics in Tempe, right?

I got mine at a Fry's in Austin, TX.

Incredibly useful, clean my mountain bike with it too.
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Anyone knows how to buy a Datavac to Europe (Spain)? ... I am looking for one but I can´t to find where to buy a 220v version that can be sended to my country. Thought amazon.com they do not send to my address, and is no avaliable in amazon.es..

I tried eBay Worldwide and it only shows United States for the Metro Data-Vac. Perhaps it's sold under a different name overseas?

Edit: I just checked, the original Metro is a made-in-the-USA product:

http://www.metrovacworld.com/

That's probably why it isn't found elsewhere. I'm sure something similar exists in Europe, though....
Edited by stratosrally - 1/17/13 at 1:32am
post #14 of 16
Compressors are fine. Been doing it for 10+ years, never had an issue. Ive been curious about those Datavac's.. They dont push that much air through them though.
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post #15 of 16
When you use the necked-down tube attachments on the Data-Vac, it blows hard enough to be at the upper limit of what I feel comfortable directing into the internals of my PC. I've found the only minor issue is that the air heats up a fair bit if you don't blow in relatively short bursts.

Been using mine for 3+ years. It's really well-built, steel housing - and can be disassembled if repairs were needed. Likewise, the bottom air filter can be very easily changed.

A compressor is great to have if you have a house, but for apartment living nothing beats the compact Metro Duster.

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post #16 of 16
I use a Shark. Its a little 1 gallon shop vac I got at Homedepot for $25. It also uses micro tools and can blow when you revers the hose. Has a nice nozle too.
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