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I have a Karcher WD3. It has a power tool power outlet, which is very handy when woodworking. Had it several years and it's been excellent, even used on the blast cabinet.

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On 9/8/2020 at 8:28 AM, Bowie69 said:

Just be a bit careful, the modern Henry's are not what they were thanks to the EU wattage restrictions. Much more lightly built, completely different animal.

I have a 'modern' Henry, no complaints so far, though it is mostly in the house on pet hair duty.  Left the previous 'old' Henry the house I now let out.

An ex-submariner told me that the navy uses Henrys on their nuke boats - bagless.  If it's good enough for them...

In the garage is a Lidl special - works quite well but noisy as a noisy thing.  Do yourself a favour and spend the coin on a Henry and a set of bags.

All you people getting vacuums consistently blocked with bits of tree meat: have a look on Youtube, it's full of people building cyclones to separate the wood shavings into a bucket.  If the shavings are getting stuck in the hose, you can get smooth bore hoses from the usual merchants.  But honestly, for serious wood working, you need an extractor, rather than a workshop vacuum.  There is a difference (flow versus pressure).

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I also have a Henry which dates from 2005 - which I guess makes it an 'old' one?

It has refused to die despite continued abuse.

The only thing I don't use it for is cleaning my lathe / mill (which killed a previous vacuum in a few days).  For that, I have a pneumatic venturi-vacuum which you connect to an air compressor.  It's not the most sucky of vacuums but having no moving parts, it's never going to die due to ingress of anything.

Si

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