I have one of these, it's brilliant. I've had it for years. I got it because it was cheap as well. I like the filter, it can be cleaned easily. I just blow it through with high pressure air, It's made from material similar to breathable membrane. The filter is really durable. The machine is noisy, it hasn't great capacity, tools are a bit rubbish, but for £30 it will do you a while. For water, you remove the large filter and just leave the foam one inside. I use mine on my table saw without a cyclone. it handles it well and when full is very easy to empty.I'm looking at something like this, just because its very cheap;
I have the long Cen-Tec hose and find that it works pretty well on my NV750. The quick change adapters are robust and work well and will fit most tools. As the tubing is ribbed and semi flexible, the whole system isn't up to the quality of Festool anti static (which I also have) but its a whole lot cheaper.
That’s how we came by our Henry! Since then it’s survived three years of boat renovation being daily stuck into the dust ports of various woodworking machines. Still going strong.Had my Henry for about 6 years but I wasn't its first owner, Double glazing company in the unit next to mine at the time threw it in the skip because one of the castors had broken, I fished it out & have been using it ever since, still haven't got round to fixing the wheel but it works just as well without it lol
Our 2 speed only works on the high speed and has been like that for a long time. Just glad it's the higher speed and not the slow.I have fixed hundreds of Henry's over the years. the 2 speed are very unreliable as the have an open circuit board. the single speed are bullet. the 2 speed can be fixed but require a slightly larger motor( usually just bypass the circuit board so it was single speed)
Thanks for posting that link @Adam W. I've now gone and bought one from the site. I saw an mention in one of the daily papers that it was on offer from another site with £50 off and sort of dithered a bit. Reading the comments here - and having had to do the wife a favour of vacuuming this morning - I felt I needed the extra suck in the workshop
Looks very good value and bag shaped filters offer a lot of filter area. The quality of the material of that filter and the seals are key as well as the motor. I'd say give it a try if they offer a satisfaction guarantee. But on second thoughts, the hose looks too short to use with a rail-saw.Hi everyone.
I know that its not ideal, but I have just moved into a victorian terrace that requires some 'tender care';
I'm going to be working in the house whilst also living there.
There isnt a workshop, shed, or anything like that sadly.
I'm looking at something like this, just because its very cheap;
Performance Power K-402/12 Corded Wet & dry vacuum, 15.00L | DIY at B&Q
has anyone got any experience of using something similar?
I'll be using it for track saw, router and sanding work.
Thanking you all in advance!
I have one, the filter is really tough and the seal is part of the filter. I have had my machine for a few years and the filter is still fine, however I don't think you can't actually buy a replacement you would need to buy paper replacements from somewhere like here and retain the rubber seal off the original filter. Something for the OP to be aware of.The quality of the material of that filter and the seals are key as well as the motor
I use their adaptors, paired with Neutrik Powercon plugs, and power take off leads, for all my power tools. I have an old Kirby vacuum paired up with a Fein dust seperator one end of the workshop, and a Henry/Fein combination the other. The kirby is noisy but very powerful - if you can find a cheap one on Fleabay, it works well.
Mine came a coupleof days ago. On opening I found it's a slightly smaller version with one speed... unlike "old" Henry The wife was delighted and immediately claimed it for home use - so I now have Old Henry in the workshop. Certainly more suction than the Lidl Ash vac I'd been trying out on a cyclone setup.Henry it is then!!
HUGE thanks for all of your comments; Its very much appreciated.