The Greatest Shop Tip in History

Grab the leaf blower to take care of a dirty shop vacuum filter and clean it up in a short time without such the mess around the shop.

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Last fall, I was out running the leaf blower and noticed my filthy shop vacuum filter sitting on the slab waiting for a cleaning. That meant hauling the air hose outside and holding the filter at arm’s length while I became enveloped in a giant dust cloud. Not this time. It took me about five microseconds to put two and two together. Five more microseconds with the leaf blower and that filter was cleaner than ever. Now the filter—and the dust—are 5 ft. away from my lungs, clothes and hair. Can’t call me Pigpen anymore. — Travis Larson

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