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Attix 12 RDFD XC Shop Vacuum

Nilfisk-ALTO - Attix 12 RDFD XC Shop Vacuum

This shop vacuum from Nilfisk-ALTO is a well-designed, easy-to-use workhorse with a soft-start motor and a self-cleaning filter

$825.00 (As of 7/1/2007)

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Editor's Review: Tool-Triggered Shop Vacs

review date: July 1, 2007

Made by Nilfisk-ALTO, the world's largest manufacturer of professional cleaning equipment, the ALTO/Wap Attix 12RDFD XC is by far the most expensive tool-triggered vacuum we tested. It is a quiet, well-designed workhorse that is mobile and easy to empty.

On startup and in 30-second intervals, the vacuum cleans alternating halves of its massive filter with streams of air, eliminating the need to clean the filter manually. This ensures that it functions under optimum power at all times. It has variable speed control, which allows its amperage draw to be set between 5 and 10 amps. For additional circuit protection, it has a soft-start motor.

This vacuum works very well, but for basic carpentry needs it is too much machine for too much money.

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Editor Test Results:

Overall Rating N/A
Power N/A
Filtration/Dust Collection N/A
Noise N/A
Empty and Clean N/A
Mobility N/A

More In-Depth Information

Tool-Triggered Shop Vacs Online Membership RequiredA crew of carpenters reviews five machines that make cleanup easier by capturing dust before it hits the floor

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Nilfisk-ALTO
Manufacturer's Web Site www.nilfisk-alto.com
Manufacturer's Phone Number 877-366-2586
Weight 53 lb.
Dimensions Hose length: 10 ft.
Intake Hole Diameter 1-1/2 in.
Power 10 amps
Size/Capacity 12 gal.
Variable Speed N/A
Filter N/A
Impeller Size N/A