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Been looking to purchase a Vacuum/Duster for a while now, tired or purchasing cans every couple of months or so.

What's the best (durable, safest, etc) Duster for PCs? the cheaper the better of course! wink.gif

Thanks.
post #2 of 8
I bought this a while ago love using it. http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW
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I bought this a while ago love using it. http://www.amazon.com/Metro-Vacuum-ED500-500-Watt-Electric/dp/B001J4ZOAW

^^^This. Got one as well and it works great! thumb.gif
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Looks awesome!, thanks guys!, will be getting that ASAP.
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I'd rather buy a small wet-dry vac that can both vacuum and blow, about $30 from Home Depot. Much more powerful and versatile.

For other dusting, there are special anti-static brushes. Never use anything else directly on circuit boards.
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I'd rather buy a small wet-dry vac that can both vacuum and blow, about $30 from Home Depot. Much more powerful and versatile.

For other dusting, there are special anti-static brushes. Never use anything else directly on circuit boards.

A wet/dry vac is more versatile but the DataVac duster is the equivalent of a small leaf blower (it's so strong it could be used to blow leaves if you don't mind bending over) in a small easy to handle package. It can make a far better breeze than a wet/dry vac. I keep mine plugged in setting on top of my UPS where it is out of the way, yet I can get to it easily and quickly to go after dust.

I agree about using anti-static brushes for use on circuit boards to loosen stubborn dust.
     
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A wet/dry vac is more versatile but the DataVac duster is the equivalent of a small leaf blower (it's so strong it could be used to blow leaves if you don't mind bending over) in a small easy to handle package. It can make a far better breeze than a wet/dry vac. I keep mine plugged in setting on top of my UPS where it is out of the way, yet I can get to it easily and quickly to go after dust.
Home Depot Ridgid/Sears Craftsman wet-dry vacs are a lot more powerful than other brands, like Shop Vac, sucking or blowing.

And what if you spill a jug of chocolate milk? DataVac's gonna be useless then, but even a small Ridgid vac can suck it up instantly. I once even drained a full clothes washer tub in just one second with our 16 gallon Sears vac.
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Home Depot Ridgid/Sears Craftsman wet-dry vacs are a lot more powerful than other brands, like Shop Vac, sucking or blowing.

And what if you spill a jug of chocolate milk? DataVac's gonna be useless then, but even a small Ridgid vac can suck it up instantly. I once even drained a full clothes washer tub in just one second with our 16 gallon Sears vac.

Even when reversed, I doubt the wet/dry vac will have much, if any, more blowing power than the DataVac.

Granted, a wet/dry vac will be far more appropriate for large spills but that isn't going to happen often, especially since I don't allow large quantities of liquids near my electronics (yes, I am a coward and, since I am part Irish, a firm believer in Murphy's Law). I do want to get a wet/dry vac someday (mostly just haven't gotten around to it yet) but it will be a small 2-3 gallon one since I'm too old (64), not to mention handicapped, to be lugging anything bigger around. I do have a nice little 2CFM air compressor but, besides being a pain (literally) to dig out and lug to where I have my computer, it actually puts out less air volume for blowing dust than the DataVac. For large dusting applications, such as blowing dust off a large woodworking project, the DataVac does a much better job than the air compressor and I prefer to use it even though I usually have the compressor already handy since I use it with my pneumatic brad nailer.
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