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The metro vacuum is great as far as I have heard. I was planning on getting one soon also. Go for it.

BTW I think its pretty much a mini air compressor, not a vacuum but a blower.



This is a quote from an Amazon review.

Yeah, what I'm looking for is a replacement for canned air.

All of the reviews I've read of computer vacuums that actually vacuum up the dust, are mostly bad. They get hot quickly, loose their suction over time, and don't do a good job of collecting the dust in the first place.

The Metro Vacuum ED-500 is rated really high and almost all of the reviews I've read are positive.
   
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Originally Posted by Dark Volker View Post
Yeah, what I'm looking for is a replacement for canned air.

All of the reviews I've read of computer vacuums that actually vacuum up the dust, are mostly bad. They get hot quickly, loose their suction over time, and don't do a good job of collecting the dust in the first place.

The Metro Vacuum ED-500 is rated really high and almost all of the reviews I've read are positive.
The one you linked is exactly what you need then.
 
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Okay, so I'm ordering it from Amazon right now. I'll let you guys know how it works.

Thanks for all the replies.
   
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Why do people call it an "air compressor"?

Air is not being compressed when you use it. It is called "compressed air".
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Why do people call it an "air compressor"?

Air is not being compressed when you use it. It is called "compressed air".
It is a compressor because a piston intakes air and it is then "compressed" into the cannister(or tank, whichever you prefer) by the force of kinetic energy. Only now modern compressors use electric motors to power the the piston(s) instead of using a combustion cycle. In fact you can still find a kit that will drop two cylinders from a VW flat 4 and replace them with air valves if you're of a mind to build one yourself.

My apologies for the Cliff Claven moment.

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post #16 of 20
I can attest to the fact that the Metro Vacuum ED500 DataVac is an awesome little machine and worth every penny. Just be prepared for the roar this little monster makes!

Side note:
My only problem with it is that you can't really tell if it is on or off when you plug it in. So for the love of all that is electrical make sure you are holding onto the little vac when you plug it in asit will literally torque itself end over end (and keep going) as it starts up.

And yes it is a blower not a vacuum.
post #17 of 20
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Originally Posted by Dark Volker View Post
If I get a duster that blows like canned air...I'm thinking the Metro Vacuum ED500 is the best one in my price range(<$50).
There's a long thread here about that Metro DataVac. I have that exact same one and you don't really need anything else.
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post #18 of 20
I use a tiny shop vac; the sucker is powerful! Of course you can use it as a vacuum as you desire, but I take the end of the pipe? and stick it on the exhaust port and hold it down: it becomes an awesome air blower
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Originally Posted by Ceadderman View Post
It is a compressor because a piston intakes air and it is then "compressed" into the cannister(or tank, whichever you prefer) by the force of kinetic energy. Only now modern compressors use electric motors to power the the piston(s) instead of using a combustion cycle. In fact you can still find a kit that will drop two cylinders from a VW flat 4 and replace them with air valves if you're of a mind to build one yourself.

My apologies for the Cliff Claven moment.

~Ceadder

I was not talking about an "air compresses", obviously an air compressor compresses air.

I miss interpreted the thread as I thought they were refering to canned air as air compressors. But now I see they are actually refering to mechanical air compressors.

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Originally Posted by andypc View Post
I was not talking about an "air compresses", obviously an air compressor compresses air.

I miss interpreted the thread as I thought they were refering to canned air as air compressors. But now I see they are actually refering to mechanical air compressors.

My bad
Is all good bro.

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