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  • My New 63dB Vacuum Cleaner

    what i have for my woodshop is a limited capacity shopvac20 and its six years old..it is working fine until today except for the fact that it is really (sic) noisy..rated at more than 100dB at peak!..that.combined with routing task using the 3612c makita, you may loose your hearing organs sooner than the natural aging process and eversince, i am on the look out for the less noisy vacuum cleaner.

    i was planning to get a dedicated dust collector but its bulky for my shop (torq 1HP dc at 11,000 pesoses) and until recently when i visited Hans tools and there i saw this zekoki (never mind the brand name hehe) beside a 40liter capacity 63dB made in germany karcher worth 42,000 pesos..i inspected, flipped it over, studied the construct, turned it on and was surprised that its producing even less noise than the top class karcher..and after checking my pocket i finally decided to get one for myself..the cost? its cheap at 6,300 pesoses..

    comparing it with diameter of the hose tubings of the shopvac, the zekiko oops zekoki...hehe..is wider at 45mm..this posed a problem since i dont have forstners that big and dont want to brave the mdf making a hole that size using a jigsaw..id like a smooth entrance for the tubings and so yesterday, i visited the favorite store in binondo and got myself the 45mm forstner..the only drawback is its cost at 1,770 pesos! after making a hole, the forstners still looks new..i can still return it for exchange to another tool if i want to but never mind.at least i am happy now that the router table dust port is now wider and better at dust collecting...so if you are planning to get one, i suggest this brand..looks well built with a 6 month warranty...



    the top tube is a shopvac..the one below it is the sikorsky..este zekoki.
    Last edited by violaine; 06-27-2010, 04:15 AM.
    The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-Morrissey

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    Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

    oooops! my new vacuum cleaner isnt really silent but is less noisy.promise.
    The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-Morrissey

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    • #3
      Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

      Congrats on the new Vac. Please let us know after a few weeks or months how it holds up. Could be a good alternative to shop vacs.

      What brand is the 45mm forstner bit? 1,770 pesos is around $37. Yeah looks expensive.
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      • #4
        Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

        been looking at the Bosch GAS50... it has a built in remote system... balang araw I will get one of those. but if you really want to make your shopvac silent, there is a way... here is a solution....

        click my signature and it will take you there........

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        • #5
          Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

          I am guessing it is Alpen-Maykestag --
          http://www.alpenmaykestag.com/alpen/pdf/Holzbohrer.pdf
          Machine Forstner Bit, page 6

          In contrast to Alpen brad point bits, the Alpen Forstner bits do seem unusually costly.

          Would a 1-3/4 inch hole saw also have worked?

          From what country/manufacturer is that 'zekoki'? There appears to be no info on the web on that name.

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          • #6
            Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

            Would a Hole Saw worked too?
            Millermatic 180 Autoset Mig Welder
            Miller Spoolmate 100 Spool Gun
            Victor Firepower 350 Oxy Ace Outfit
            3M Speedglas 9002X AD Helmet
            Makita LC1230 Dry Cut Saw
            Ingersoll Rand Air Tools
            Snap On Tools
            Metabo Power Tools
            Norseman Drill Cutting Tools
            Bosch Power Tools
            3M PPS

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            • #7
              Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

              zekoki is china made..and they boast of their silent type vacuum cleaners..(at least thats the first heading printed on the packaging box...

              anyway i will put it to test till the 6th month and see what we have here.

              it has longer hose too about 2 meters..plus some aluminum extension tubings good for industrial work..

              i planned to get a set of holesaws like the one made by morse or a single piece bosch but they they dont have 45mm...further i was thinking hole saws may not carve smoothly on mdf..i could be wrong.

              yes its Alpen...you can borrow it if you have some holing to do of that size.

              timb! thanks for the link..he too is soooo concerned about the noise of his vacuum cleaner..haha!

              the illustration from the user manual of this zekoki (odd name), there are lots of dampening pads in and around, top and bottom of the motor..i just wanna make sure this all dampening system doesnt make the motor to burn right after turning it on.hehe...for me three minutes vacuuming is already a long time for the motor so ill be easy on it naman.

              next time, i will take photos of this dust monster piece by piece and its innards.

              for now..i am quite happy with its vacuuming power.
              The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-Morrissey

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              • #8
                Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

                that sounds great Doc V. keep us up to speed on its performance please. as for 3 minutes... well, I run my ShopVac when I cut on my TS (usually around 5 to 12 minutes)...
                can you please post some pictures of its filter? usually the sound it makes is dependent on its filtering system.

                click my signature and it will take you there........

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                • #9
                  Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

                  Hi Doc V!

                  Any updates on the sikorsky err Zekoki? =)

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                  • #10
                    Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

                    hey!

                    re: zekoki vacuum

                    half filled na yung bucket niya so far..but got no pictures yet...

                    it is working fine until now..i vacuum all of my dust naman within the woodshop..and the sound it produces is still very sweet to the ears..


                    i really love this vacuum....noise is what i hate kasi...and the power for suction is awesome...

                    the design for noise cancelling in this vacuum is something of a feat!

                    my shop vac? i hate it but i simply cant throw it away!

                    hey brothers, any idea or mods how to deadened the ear damaging sound of the shop vac? (got the shop vac 20, still US made).
                    The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-Morrissey

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                    • #11
                      Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

                      doc V. one solution I know to make your shopvac super quiet is to send it over. I need another one which I can dedicate sa ts ko.
                      I'm always happy to help...

                      click my signature and it will take you there........

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                      • #12
                        Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

                        Thanks for the update Doc! I guess aside from the non-standard tube diameter, the Zekoki is a good buy!

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                        • #13
                          Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

                          Originally posted by timber715 View Post
                          doc V. one solution I know to make your shopvac super quiet is to send it over. I need another one which I can dedicate sa ts ko.
                          I'm always happy to help...
                          yan ang gusto ko sayo bro..you always have a solution to a problem! har har
                          The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-Morrissey

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                          • #14
                            Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

                            Originally posted by jarod View Post
                            Thanks for the update Doc! I guess aside from the non-standard tube diameter, the Zekoki is a good buy!
                            tell me when you get one..

                            i can lend you the 45mm forstner..
                            The devil will find work for idle hands to do.-Morrissey

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                            • #15
                              Re: my new super silent vacuum cleaner

                              Thanks Doc, will keep that in mind!

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