My ideal EGO Shop Vac

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This is what I would love to see.  This is just a Photoshop of the Black and Decker stinger that sells for $29.99.  It's been a workhorse for me, from doing my hard wood floors, cars, you name it, but that CORD I have to keep plugging in is killing me.  Extension cord here, outlet there.  It isn't very big and could easily run a long time off of a 2ah Battery.


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Love your enthusiasm SCDC!  We'll be sure to share this around the water cooler.
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Pass it along to your engineering team, start tooling up the assembly line  :)
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That looks like a great size vacuum! Maybe you could get by duct taping a filter bag and hose to the bottom (intake) of the Ego blower? :-)
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Actually, you have a heck of an idea.  Only problem is the exhaust would be wicked.  :).  But I think I'm going to see how tight the fit would be.  I could pick up an a/c air filter (cheap kind that breathes easy so that there isn't much resistance) and cut to the size of the intake.  That would be the best VAC ever.  Run on low, definitely.  Pictures to follow.  Heck, if this works well, may try to buy a used or remanufactured blower just for this purpose.
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I was thinking about this a while back. If you mounted the blower on top of a canister (like a 5 gallon pail) and fed the blower intake with a normal shop vac filter in the top of the pail, the blower could be detachable. The vacuum hose could just attach to the side of the pail like on a shop vac.

I'm not sure if the blower fan will work well with a large pressure drop, though... it seems to stall rather easy when you block the nozzle. These turbine style fans seem to be optimized for moving large volumes of air at low pressure.

Maybe a 4" vacuum hose & attachments are the answer to keep the flow up. :-)
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Just an idea..

I would love to see an ego cordles shop vac. Preferably 4-9 gallon. Maybe something like ego's lb530 blower locked in at 200 cfm for the motor. That way it would be as powerful as top-of-the-line corded models and would run for a very long time on even a small battery. Also I was thinking ego should partner with emerson, since they make ridged and workshop wet/dry vacs. That way the ego one can use the same filters and hoses. Just an idea.

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