Ryobi EWD 1245TA archive
Monday 20 October 2008
Stuart Lawson puts this vacuum system from Ryobi to the test
How many of you have ruined a perfectly good vacuum cleaner by regularly using it to tidy your workshop? This new vacuum system from Ryobi is the perfect solution to prevent you from wrecking your £300 cyclonic super-vac in a dusty workshop.
The EWD-1245TA is a powerful vacuum with a large capacity. One particular feature that will interest carvers is the blow function, especially when using the likes of an Arbortech or when sanding.
A range of other features really add to the usability of this vacuum - its designers have really taken the time to make each function straightforward and instinctive to use. I particularly liked the distinction between the wet and dry modes, which is foolproof.
Because of its ability to suck up liquids, the Ryobi will also serve you well in a plumbing emergency or if you have shampooed your carpets.
So whilst you might not be able to justify buying a tasking vacuum for carving alone, as a garage or workshop workhorse, it is ideal - especially because of its relatively low price. You could almost convince yourself that buying such a machine would actually equate to saving money in the long run, since you would be extending the life of your household vacuum.