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Turbo II Shop Vacuum

Fein - Turbo II Shop Vacuum

This 9-gallon shop vacuum from Fein is compact, easy to move around, and extremely durable in design and construction

$300.00 (As of 7/1/2007)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

Editor's Review: Tool-Triggered Shop Vacs

review date: July 1, 2007

Of the tool-triggered shop vacuums tested, the Fein Turbo II was the quietest. It is lightweight enough to carry up and down a flight of stairs, and its strong metal latches and casters add to its durability. It lacks a drain or a water tank, however, and trying to dump water or other fluids straight from the vacuum is a strenuous and messy chore.

The Fein Turbo II doesn't have an internal filter-cleaning system, but cleaning the filter is not difficult. When you remove the top, the cloth-bag filter remains snug against the rim of the canister, providing access to the clean inner surface of the bag. A variety of filter options are available that make this vacuum suitable for the collection of most any type of debris. HEPA filters are also available.

The accessory kit contains a filter for water pickup. It also has a floor nozzle with a foot-activated switch to retract an integrated brush. This allows you to move easily from hard to carpeted floors without changing nozzles.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating Very good
Power Very good
Filtration/Dust Collection Very good
Noise Excellent
Empty and Clean Very good
Mobility Good

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Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Fein
Manufacturer's Web Site www.feinus.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-441-9878
Weight 29 lb.
Dimensions Hose length: 16 ft.
Intake Hole Diameter 1-1/4 in.
Power 8.7 amps
Size/Capacity 9 gal.
Variable Speed N/A
Filter N/A
Impeller Size N/A
Dust bags $5 each
Accessory kit $90
Cord length 16 ft.

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