Dry Wall Sanding Attachment for Shop Vac
I wanted to bring to everyone's attention about a great product that attaches to your shop vac and sucks up the dry wall dust created when sanding. Prior to this I would not sand enough because it was so messy. I was looking last night at my first attempts at making the wall nice and smooth (before I discovered this product) and it is really terrible. So uneven, bumpy etc. I accepted it as ok and moved on. For my last project I checked out a book on how to dry wall. This attachment to your shop vac was casually mentioned in only two sentences and wasn't stressed very much. Luckily I went to Amazon and started researching products that used key words of dry wall sanding attachment.
I eventually ordered the Marshalltown VS792 Vacuum Sander with hose. It was less than $30. I ordered it in July and have used it for my latest dry wall project. I try to minimize the sanding that will be required but I am no longer hesitant to sand. Absolutely no dust spreads around the room. I do not even bother to cover furniture and other items in the same room. I no longer wear goggles, or something to cover my head. The only negative thing is the loud noise of the shop vac. But I use ear plugs and it is ok.
The secret is using dry wall sanding screens that attach to the Marshalltown 'sanding block' that has a hose attachment for connecting to the shop vac. It is rectangular so has trouble reaching into corners. It is light weight and the hose easily can change the angle of sanding. Use very little pressure and keep the pressure even.
Some dust doesn't make it all the way into the shop vac container and stays in the hose. A little might fall out after you turn off the vac. But it works and I now sand and I am so very happy that I found this product.My end result is much better and I am proud of the look of the walls and celing that I did in that room. I consider this one of the best things I ever bought.
Go to Amazon and search for Marshalltown VS792 to read more about it.