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So I worked at a local shop and we had a nice air compressor there that we used to blow out dusty PC's but I want to know if something a bit more practical is available. The one we had was like 4 feet long and 2 feet tall and probably weighed over 100 pounds.

Basically I figure buying compressed air at a store for outrageous prices will be more expensive in the long run than just buying an air compressor that lets me get all the air I want. Plus I know that air compressors blow much harder than those crappy cans so it will work better for the caked on dust.
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That's an awesome little guy.
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Hmm that seems interesting, although the reviews about it getting hot/smoking/catching fire kind of worry me...
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Originally Posted by Semper Fidelis View Post
Hmm that seems interesting, although the reviews about it getting hot/smoking/catching fire kind of worry me...
Mine hasn't done that to me.

I know a lot of OCN users use it.
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post #5 of 26
The datavac definitely pays for itself in no time. I have people borrowing it and a few aren't even computer related. It does get hot after a few minutes but I'm done by the time it does.
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post #6 of 26
I just got one of the DataVacs. Wow, quite powerful. Cleaning my fan filters and A/C filters takes no time at all compared to the duster cans.
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post #7 of 26
Why would you want to maintain dust?

That Datavac is recommended alot, but honestly isi t worth spending that much just to blow away a bit of dust in a PC? Just get a anti-static brush and wipe it away, more than sufficient imo.

I wouldn't waste my money on any cans of compressed air though, i fart harder then those things.

If all else fails, a good pair of lungs helps.
post #8 of 26
When I first turned it on the Datavac it scared me. Alot of power in that little thing. I highly recommend it. Cleans out dust real fast. Just make sure your attachments are on good lol
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post #9 of 26
Hmm, does seem kinda neat and I spend a fortune on canned air. Used to be a double bonus when you could take a hit of duster too, lol. Now with the bittering agents (and maturity) its a total waste. Think I am gonna buy that little thing.
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post #10 of 26
+1 For datavac, have used it for awhile and it does it's job, and does it well. No smoking/fire/randomenss here. . . just smooth operating high pressured air for all your dusting pleasures.
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