Shop vac and wrenches

Brento

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What is a good little shop vac i can buy to pick up chips and of the such from cutting. I dont want anything huge. Next question is what type of wrench do i need for the nut closers for a 5C block fixtures? It appears to be 4 holes space 90 apart of each other.
 

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Get a shop vac with at lest a 2" ID hose, so chips do not block it like mine does. the wrench would some sort of a pin spanner.
 

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I found a 6 piece spanner wrench kit from amazon im going to try. Will be here friday. I also bought a wrench for my ER20 collet nuts. But thank you for the shop vac suggestion. I am just limited in space so i need a smallish unit that does take much space and has some power or will last sucking up oily chips
 

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I have a wall mounted unit Vacumaid, but it is not a 2", and is dry only. There are other wall mounted units as well. I send a nut through the hose once in awhile to keep it clear. Oily ok, just not a lot of liquid.
 

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I like my 4 gal, Rigid shop vac. I bought a generic cyclone buddy and attached it to a 5 gallon bucket. It works great and catches all the big stuff.


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Make a spanner wrench Brent . Easy to do .
 

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Check out MSC or McMaster-Carr for quality pin spanners.
Make one using a grade 8 bolt threaded & Loctite into a piece of steel to fit the collet lock ring. Cut the head off leaving a smooth pin.
 

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Maybe too small, but I have a "cordless" vacuum from a DeWalt power tool kit years back that has good suction. And a 1-1/2 gallon with a 1-1/2 inch hose. But the suction isn't as strong as the DeWalt. Finding a vacuum cleaner isn't too hard, they're almost a "dime a dozen". Finding a good vacuum may take some looking. My small line powered one came from my brother. I don't know where he found it.

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MikeInOr

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My experience with small shop vacs is they don't suck worth a darn. The 14g to 16g vacs will usually have a "rated" hp around 5.5 to 6.5 and do a much better job than the small ones. The little ones don't do a good job picking up oily swarf. I concur with the 2" hose reccomendation. I also always use the yellow vacuum bags to keep the filters from getting clogged and loosing suction.
 
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