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Battery vacuum cleaner required.
« on: September 16, 2019, 11:56:42 PM »

No, not that big.

I'm looking for a handy battery/rechargeable vacuum for cleaning around the workspace. I want enough suction to lift dust and debris, but not so much that I need to nail wagns down.

Any recommendations would be greatfully received.

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Re: Battery vacuum cleaner required.
« Reply #1 on: September 17, 2019, 12:20:50 AM »
Here is one type you might consider. I had one of these for 6 or so years before the battery failed and have replaced it with the one shown in the EBay ad as follows. Works a treat.


https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/BLACK-DECKER-PV1820L-XE-Lithium-Pivot-Dustbuster-Cordless-Hand-Vacuum-Cleaner/283337627918

I'm not suggesting that you buy from the EBay seller I've shown, but the ad does show the model and provides a description.

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« Reply #2 on: September 17, 2019, 09:16:07 AM »
I bought one from amazon, just using the Star recommendations, after checking it was / rechargable and had a suitable nozel for what I wanted. 
So far I've been very happy with it. It's just for hovering up static grass to reuse. I  use the club one (very similar ) for dirt and dust and that takes a hammering. But it is ok if left on charge when not in use..

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« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2019, 10:03:01 AM »
The Ryobi 18v ONE+ system has a vacuum cleaner in the range.
I have several of the power tools in this range and the batteries can be used across the range.
Well worth checking out.

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Re: Battery vacuum cleaner required.
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2019, 10:17:09 AM »
I use this thing from a local K-Mart store.

The suction is crap, but at least it doesn't suck all the scenery up!!

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« Reply #5 on: September 17, 2019, 10:46:06 AM »
I've no idea what the brand is, nor from where I bought it, but the one I use was originally sold as a computer keyboard vacuum.
It happily lifts all the loose muck, including unstuck flock, ballast, etc but leaves everything that is (or should be, stuck down well alone. It's only got a small collection chamber so if I suddenly realise that it's picked up something that I didn't intend there's not much to sift through to find it  :)

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« Reply #6 on: September 17, 2019, 10:55:26 AM »
I actually think one of those keyboard vacuums might be the real solution.  :beers:
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Re: Battery vacuum cleaner required.
« Reply #7 on: September 17, 2019, 11:10:53 AM »
I've no idea what the brand is, nor from where I bought it, but the one I use was originally sold as a computer keyboard vacuum.
It happily lifts all the loose muck, including unstuck flock, ballast, etc but leaves everything that is (or should be, stuck down well alone. It's only got a small collection chamber so if I suddenly realise that it's picked up something that I didn't intend there's not much to sift through to find it  :)

Any chance of a pic? Sounds like a solution.
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« Reply #8 on: September 17, 2019, 11:11:27 AM »
After many attempts at trying to find a satisfactory battery cleaner I tried this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006MVR2X4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title
which is an adaptor from a real vacuum cleaner. It adapts down to a thin tube and has a set of small brushes. I find it a much better solution. I keep an old cleaner in the railway room (or you could get a cheap mains cleaner from Wilko for around 30-40) and use its normal tools for cleaning up the floor etc. The small tool set is great for cleaning the layout, especially when Im applying scenic. The bit that reduces from the standard pipe to the smaller one has a bypass, so only a proportion of the suck goes down the small tube.

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Re: Battery vacuum cleaner required.
« Reply #9 on: September 17, 2019, 01:05:09 PM »
After many attempts at trying to find a satisfactory battery cleaner I tried this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006MVR2X4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title
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Thanks, that'll do for me - I much prefer additions to increase the versatility of an existing tool, rather than additional tools! :beers:
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Re: Battery vacuum cleaner required.
« Reply #10 on: September 17, 2019, 11:45:48 PM »
Here is one type you might consider ....
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Seconded. I use the B&D rechargeable Dustbuster, if you do suck something up by mistake it's easy to retrieve, the collection chamber is not large and it's made from transparent material so it's easy to find what you're looking for. It charges quickly and has decent suction.

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Re: Battery vacuum cleaner required.
« Reply #11 on: September 18, 2019, 10:11:17 AM »
After many attempts at trying to find a satisfactory battery cleaner I tried this
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B006MVR2X4/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title
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Thanks, that'll do for me - I much prefer additions to increase the versatility of an existing tool, rather than additional tools! :beers:

I wouldn't want add ons to my main vacuum cleaner as it would be too strong so have a Russell Hobbs rechargeable similar to the Dustbuster.
The crevice tool is very handy (ahem)

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Re: Battery vacuum cleaner required.
« Reply #12 on: September 18, 2019, 10:22:27 AM »
Glad to hear it gets into tight crevices.  :D

Unfortunately I had a station master waving a flag at Castle Eden who was a gift (yes, a little figure with a flag), and I was very fond of him.

Knowing he was tucked in there waving his flag was satisfying to me.

Unfortunately, he's gone, and I blame the battery vacuum.

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Re: Battery vacuum cleaner required.
« Reply #13 on: September 18, 2019, 10:23:46 AM »
And no, I'm not weird, even if that sounds like I am  :beers:
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