Rated 4.6 out of 5 by 109
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by tony Works great!!!
Wasn't sure how it well it would work, it was great. Sands and sucks up the dust. 2 steps in one.
May 15, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by TWW Doesn't fit my shop vac!!!
Garbage. Says it fits all shop vacs with the adapter. So I guess my Shop Vac brand version is the exception? Waste of $20. And now I get to waste time taking it back to the store. Avoid!!!
May 7, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by seven I'm surprised at how well this works
I hooked this up to my Craftsman 6.5 HP wet/dry vacuum & watched the vacuum exhaust port to see if any drywall dust came through. Port stayed clean to my surprise. What happens is the vacuum force drops instead of an material bypassing the filter. I did 10 foot walls & when you start the vacuum you can put the sander on the wall & the suction from the vac will hold it there. Then as you sand you will notice it will get to the point that it no longer will hold itself to the wall at which point I cleaned the filter. Awesome product if your working in an area where you don't want dust to settle.
February 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Bill Hyde Dust-free Hand Sander
I have to sand all four walls in my bathroom because I removed some paneling that was liquid nailed to the wall. This was an awesome product to keep cleanup to a minimum.
April 12, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by RowhouseRambling Works great, but will slow you down
OK, I'm no pro, just a glutton for punishment and willing to try home repairs myself. In the past even a small drywall fix or patch job would generate sixty million pounds of dust when it came time to sand the joint compound down. I'm not very good at this, so as a result tended to have excess compound up, and that required more sanding, and more dust. In an empty room you can close off, okay, fine. But working to fix a water damaged ceiling in a room with the furniture still in it? Cleanup is a real pain.
So I saw this contraption while buying paint and decided to give it a go. For the price, why not? Well, I got it hooked up to my big shop vac (with an additional hose extension, worth the money as well) and let me tell you, it works. Hardly a speck of dust escaped this thing. Granted, I did combine this with using the "extra low dust" joint compound (which costs more, but if it does as advertised, who cares) so I can't say if it works 100% with the standard dustier stuff. But so far I love it.
Downside? It slows you down. You have to make slower deliberate movements with the sanding block as you're fighting suction from the vacuum and the hose as well. So it can be a little awkward at times. However, the extra time I spent sanding was far less than the time I would have spent cleaning up. When I was done sanding I shut off the vacuum and I was pretty much ready to prime/paint.
For new construction, or a whole room remodel with the room empty? Might not be worth the awkwardness dragging this thing around. But doing small jobs where cleanliness is a huge benefit, it's worth it. My house doesn't look like Scarface had a party in it so I'm happy.
April 10, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by NorthernHD Excellent dust reducer for repair jobs in living spaces
My house is a 1960's fixer-upper. I've been repairing drywall problems -- dents, nail pops, bad mudding and taping, damage from removing unprimed wallpaper, damage from removing built-ins -- room by room. I'm pretty good with a taping knife and hawk, but there is always some sanding required. And drywall sanding dust is the worst. Especially in a home where you're already living -- it's so light it stays in the air and floats into other rooms no matter how tight they're sealed off. And for breaking, even P100 respirators don't block it 100%.
This shopvac sander attachment has been awesome for these projects. I ordered it online based on the excellent reviews. I was skeptical at first, but it worked great, and now I don't know how I lived without it. The sanding block is good quality, flat surface, comparable to the non-vacuum Hyde sander. And when hooked to the shopvac, it sucks up probably 99% of the dust as I sand. Using this sander, there's almost no dust invasion into other rooms, and way less dust on my clothes/hair/etc.
A few pieces of advice: Use a HEPA filter (smallest particle size) for your shopvac, and also use a good "prefilter bag". Otherwise your shopvac may end up blowing some of the dust back into the room. You'll still want to seal off adjacent rooms and air ducts, because there will always be some dust. And you should still use a good respirator and googles! Keep in mind this is probably best for smaller jobs, at most one room at a time, since you'll need to climb up and down ladders to access higher areas. There's a pole sander version of this product, but it doesn't work as well, because the suction causes the head to flip. For big jobs (and professionals) you'll want to invest in a real drywall sander.
March 13, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by celtic1mike Works great for small jobs
The sanding attachment works great for small jobs. It would be tiresome to use on larger jobs. All dust was practically eliminated. The key is to periodically clean the sanding screen by vacuuming off the accumulated dust. I would purchase again,
March 1, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Greatlakespirate Dust-Free Sander
Works well. I bought this to replace an old water-tank type system. Hooked up to my fullsize shop vac probably captures 95% of the dust generated. I didn't give it five stars because I have only used it twice and I'm not sure how well it will stand up to repeated use.
February 27, 2016