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Tool-Triggered Shop Vacs

A crew of carpenters reviews five machines that make cleanup easier by capturing dust before it hits the floor

A shop vacuum is an invaluable tool that helps to keep work sites clear of sawdust, drywall dust, and other potentially hazardous airborne debris. A vac that turns on automatically when a dust-generating power tool is activated is an invaluable addition to any shop or work site. Carpenter Rob Wotzak and his crew tested five tool-triggered shop vacuums and reported on their performance. In this article, Wotzak describes the features that these tools have along with their strengths and weaknesses. In the end, the author's favorite was the Festool Cleantec. The vacuum labeled best value was the Fein Turbo.

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