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A Vacuum that Won’t Break, For Less!
By Monica Resinger
_http://homemakersjournal.com_ ( 
If you are having troubles with vacuum cleaners breaking, why not get a  Shop 
Vac?  They are made to vacuum up nuts and bolts, so how could you  possibly 
break it?  The best part is that, the last time I checked they  were only $35 - 
$40 (this was a few years ago, but they shouldn’t be much more  now)!  
I used to purchase regular upright vacuum cleaners and found that a penny  or 
pebble would break them. In fact, I went through 2 of these type of vacuums  
in one year until I listened to my neighbor’s advice of getting a Shop  Vac.
I have the 2.25 peak horsepower Shop Vac and it is very powerful and does a  
better job than the vacuum cleaners I owned in the past.  It will also  vacuum 
wet stuff but I have never used it for that.  
Another money- and frustration-saving benefit is that they don’t take  bags!  
All the stuff goes into the canister and when it gets full (or  preferably 
before), you just dump it like a trash can.  It does have  filters that can be 
replaced but I have never had to replace mine; I only clean  them.  
Mine has a handle on top to carry it around easily and it also has an  
attachment holder.
I'm 5' 9" and I had to stoop a little with the attachments that came with  
it.  I had an extra tube extender which brought it to a good height for  me.  
The extra attachments (including the tube-extender) are sold  separately for 
around $15 - $20.  
The cord on mine is short so I have it plugged into a heavy-duty, 3-pronged  
extension cord so I can move it easily throughout the house.  
I highly recommend Shop Vacs.  They are so inexpensive (even if you  have to 
buy an extension cord and extra attachments) and are so tough that you  really 
can't go wrong.  
Monica is the founder Homemaker's Journal E-publications, the growing home  
of many fun and informative home and garden e-books, tip sheets, articles and  
more!  _ ( 
Get a  FREE Slowcooker Recipe E-book when you subscribe to Monica's FREE 
e-zine for  homemakers!  To subscribe and receive instructions for picking up 
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