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Old 11-04-2013, 07:02   #16
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Re: Do Dust Busters work?

two boats i sold had dust buster type bs in them because they dont work.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:25   #17
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Re: Do Dust Busters work?

Bought a 12 volt "car" vacumn. I think it is a Black and Decker. Works well.
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Old 13-04-2013, 02:27   #18
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Re: Do Dust Busters work?

We have a 110V "Dirt Devil" that has been doing well for many years. I don't know if the term "Dust Buster" only refers to 12V or 14.4V models, but if you generate 110V on board, the little vacuums can really suck!
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Re: Do Dust Busters Work?

A waste of money. More suck from a $2 hoe
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A waste of money. More suck from a $2 hoe
Yeah but where can you get a $2 hoe ??
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Yeah but where can you get a $2 hoe ??
Garden stores, thrift stores? yard sales........keep your eyes open
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Re: Do Dust Busters Work?

Cheap shop vac run off inverter can't be beat as many say above.
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A waste of money. More suck from a $2 hoe
Now that was funny. But our dust buster is a life sucker. I mean saver. It's got even less suck probably than a $1 hoe, and is held together with duct tape, despite it only having been in use for a month. And a half, to be fair.

But you know what? It takes less than a minute to whizz around the cabin sole every morning, and it picks up all the dogs hairs and sand they traipse in, and the boat has been seriously cleaner than ever before. I love my little 12v dust buster. Duct tape and all.

Oh, we extended the cable as well (ok, so it has electrical tape holding it together too) so it runs right from engine comp at back to front of fore berth. That was worth it.

Now we only need to find a way to fix it with cable ties too, and it will truly be a seaworthy tool!
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Dust Busters are crap. We use a Dewalt wet/dry shop vac that can run off 120v or off the 18v battery from my Dewalt right angle cordless drill. Best of both worlds and can take standard vacuum attachments. It does not come with the battery or charger but these two tools are the most used power tools on our boat so I consider the set a great investment.

Vacuum will run about 15 min. on an 18v battery pack. It can also run on a 12 or 14 volt pack but you will take a performance hit.

DeWALT 2 Gallon Cordless or Corded Wet/Dry Vac

DeWALT Heavy-Duty 3/8'' 18V Cordless Right Angle Drill/Driver Kit
Did you know that Dewalt makes Black and Decker? Well they do! But the dust buster is a pos...hehehe. I have a cordless Shark, pleased so far!
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I have a $50 Black and Decker, and it works great. If there is no suction, it's because the filters need cleaning. It's invaluable for cleaning up, especially when drilling holes or whatever.
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I have the inexpensive Ryobi that uses the same batteries as their line of +ONE tools. Seems to do well picking up sand and small debris. Battery life is limited to a couple of minutes of continuous use.
I too use the Ryobi. The first lasted a year before the brushes on the motor crapped out. Replaced for $24.

My lady uses it constantly.

I buy it because I like my drill and impact.
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Re: Do Dust Busters Work?

ok so send me your cast offs and i will side by side test them.....
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Re: Do Dust Busters Work?

This is a "you get what you pay for" situation to me. We are part-time liveaboards making the move to full time. We have a dog that sheds a lot. So we ponied up the bucks for the Dyson DC59 Animal in cordless. It wasn't cheap but definitely worth the money.

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I like the DeWalt DC515K 18v cordless wet/dry portable vac. It is also smaller and has stronger suction then the DC500 I had. I probably never would have tried them, but I already use several 18v DeWalt tools.
+1 especially if you already have the 18V tool family

http://www.amazon.com/DEWALT-DC515K-.../dp/B000BAURXY
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This is a "you get what you pay for" situation to me. We are part-time liveaboards making the move to full time. We have a dog that sheds a lot. So we ponied up the bucks for the Dyson DC59 Animal in cordless. It wasn't cheap but definitely worth the money.

Fair winds,

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I second that opinion! Splurged for the DC59 recently, it's expensive, but works great, holds the charge for a long time, "power sucks" as if it were corded, and easy to clean-
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