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martin perman07/03/2019 20:25:50
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I assume that like me most of you have a vacuum in your workshops for tidying up.

I have a cheap Tesco's model which has disposable bags and I can get through them when busy machining so I've found away of making them reusable, I've bought a packet of paper binders which slip onto say twenty sheets of paper to form a hinge.

I cut the folded and glued bottom off my vacuum bags and slide the binder in its place so that when the bag is full I slide the binder off empty the bag and refit it to use the bag again.

Martin P

Edited By martin perman on 07/03/2019 20:27:02

Paul Lousick07/03/2019 21:28:32
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I use a wet/dry vacuum in the workshop. They have a larger dia hose and can suck up swarf and spilt coolant.and have a 20+ litre storage drum. Just empty the drum when full and no bags needed.


duncan webster08/03/2019 00:05:44
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You will find the bags clog up and the vacuum loses its suck. Didn't stop me doing the same trick when we had a bag vacuum, but need to replace now and again. I now have an ancient Hoover Aquamaster which has both a crude cyclone and a cloth bag. Made the mistake of washing the bag once, had a bit of a job getting another, but now I just batter it on a tree with me upwind to clear it out.

Roger Provins 208/03/2019 03:02:11
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Or, to paraphrase an old saying, "A vacuum bag, a dog, and a walnut tree the more you beat them the better they be".

clogs08/03/2019 07:06:04
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or just get another Lidl wet €40's.....simples....

we have 4,

1 for the house, 3 Border Collies

1 for the kennels

and 2 in the workshops......

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