Battery Powered Shop Vac


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Nov 25, 2012
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All Treasure Hunting
Anybody have any suggestions for for the best battery powered shop vac for sucking crevices and cleaning up bedrock? Also any tips or tricks for getting into those crevices? Is a hepa filter a plus or minus? My home corded shop vac took a crap and I'm looking to replace it. Thought getting something I can use prospecting would be a plus.
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Gold Member
Nov 21, 2017
Smith Mt. Lake Va.
Detector(s) used
Teknetics Liberator
Falcon MD-20
Blue Bowl
Angus MacKirk sluice
Miller Table
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Try adding a jaw crusher and impact mill to start with for
No thanks.This works for what I'm doing,moving boulders :)

Reed Lukens

Bronze Member
Jan 1, 2013
Congres, AZ/ former California Outlawed Gold Miner
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Tesoro Vaquero, Whites MXT, Vsat, GMT, 5900Di Pro, Minelab GPX 5000, GPXtreme, 2200SD, Excalibur 1000!
Primary Interest:
All Treasure Hunting
Yeah it adds up but I got it down to two 5 gallon buckets View attachment 2032992 View attachment 2032991

Yup, that looks great and No Generator either... :headbang:
I used almost exactly the same set up as yours, with my own MacKirk, now I'm in the desert with the Ryobi battery vac & sds+... I was carrying my generator in for the old VAC sds+ or I still carry then gen in for the Sierra Blaster, lights & air system when tunneling.


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