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Offline Bill W.

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Dewalt 18v shop vac makes a pretty good bee vac
« on: July 22, 2008, 08:51:00 PM »
I removed the filter and put some window screen inside the vac container.  I used it today to clean up stragglers after removing a swarm.  It worked nicely - few dead bees.  It is a pretty weak vacuum to start with, but that seems good for bees.  I would need to work out a way to fit a container inside for big jobs.

The big advantage is that it runs on a battery pack.

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Re: Dewalt 18v shop vac makes a pretty good bee vac
« Reply #1 on: July 24, 2008, 04:27:57 AM »
Heh, I read this subject headline wrong.  I was thinking amps instead of volts, so I thought you were saying 18amp shop vac makes a good bee vac, and I was like  :shock: