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Old 09-11-2014, 05:04 PM   #1
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Anyone else have and use one of these?

We just purchased our second one after wearing our first one out. They now have two models; the original(71b) and new one(41b) which has a slightly bigger motor (5.5 amp versus 6), a longer cord (from 20' to 25'), plus a few other minor changes. But all in all, still pretty much the same unit.

It certainly doesn't take the place of a shop vac or a hepa but for taking care of small things like cleaning along baseboards, reaching the tops of kitchen cabinets, and hauling up a ladder to get second story window sills, it's hard to beat.

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Is that the modern day dust buster?
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Is that the modern day dust buster?
Guess it could be considered to be similar. Never owned a DB so I couldn't compare the two. This does have a hose with attachments as well as the front pick-up area. Of the three job vacs we own, this one gets used the most.
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One of my first gigs involved a lot of exterior window repaints. And in bad shape ones. When unscraped em all these chips would fall into the sill. I'd pick em up by fist and use a spxkle knife as a dust pan. A wet rag. This and that. What a PIA.

Took me about a decade to discover this invention called a vacuum. Pretty handy tool. Lol
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I've always told myself I'm going to get one. But I never do. It's such a tim killer to constantly bust out the big vacuum for a small patch of dust


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I got this one for that kinda stuff. It is on the shelf at the Home Depot. Small enuff and cheap enuff and picks up enuff. IMO
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At the end of the day we like to run it over carpeted areas to tidy things up. Not a deep cleaning vac at all but the front part of this does a good job of quickly getting a carpet to look decent.

Your exactly right about the hassle of busting out a big vac just to take care of some small things.
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Small vacs suck!
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Small vacs suck!
Yeah, but in a good way.
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I couldn't find a small vac for the life of me and I wasn't gonna splurge on the dyson cordless. I did find the small ridgid vac with built in dustpan and added the light weight long hose ridgid auto kit. Came in handy one day when I hit the brakes and a gallon of WB laq spilt in my front seat. The triangular brush heads work great on cabinet doors. This vac also sits nicely on stairs which is handy.
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