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    Recommend me a....

    ... handheld vacuum cleaner!

    In our professions we obviously have to put up with a hell of a lot of dust, we have an unbranded pile of junk that struggles to suck up anything tbh. Wondered if any of you could recommend a good robust one that has served you well? (and maybe even had some decent nozzles for cleaning out PC cases)

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    Recommend me a....-1230229695k3onk5.jpg

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    The old Henry does the job everywhere I've been. Not sure a handheld is going to have the oomph to get 1,500 kids' skin cells off the fans of a school computer.

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    The Dyson handheld one is very good.

    http://www.dyson.co.uk/Vacuumcleaner...DC34/DC34.aspx

    Andrew
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    her right foot looks minging

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    henry... with a custom attachment made of ducktape and a drinking straw.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mole View Post
    her right foot looks minging
    Don't tend to look at their feet when I'm poking the fire

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    Thought I was doing something wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by adhutton View Post
    The Dyson handheld one is very good.

    http://www.dyson.co.uk/Vacuumcleaner...DC34/DC34.aspx

    Andrew
    My dad has one of these for removing mildew from old books. They are very good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by j17sparky View Post
    Don't tend to look at their feet when I'm poking the fire
    See, I have a rebuttal for whenever somebody uses "You don't look at the mantle when you're poking the fire"..

    Poke that fire all you want, but when the house isn't cold, the fire isn't burning, and you're gonna wish the mantlepiece around it looks good.

    On topic, I've never really liked to use hoovers in my PC's. Usually I just take a medium-sized paintbrush and give everything a good wipe off, having a hoover nearby to pick up all the airborned dust.
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    We have a Dyson at home, it lasts for 60 seconds on one blast and you get 6 minutes out of one charge, thats loads of time to get things clean.

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    We just hit the PCs with our compressor...yet to see dust/skin/snot that can resist the force of many PSI. Keyboards get soaked in foaming cleaner first, then airblasted dry, then treated to a sprayover with sanitizer spray (lemon fresh), then airblasted again.

    PCs - just insert the nozzle, dial up the pressure, pull the trigger and watch the system eject clouds of dust from every possible exit. Facemask essential.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    We just hit the PCs with our compressor...yet to see dust/skin/snot that can resist the force of many PSI. Keyboards get soaked in foaming cleaner first, then airblasted dry, then treated to a sprayover with sanitizer spray (lemon fresh), then airblasted again.

    PCs - just insert the nozzle, dial up the pressure, pull the trigger and watch the system eject clouds of dust from every possible exit. Facemask essential.
    Does this not knacker the fans? I once tried to clean a heatskink with a hoover and it overspan the fan and burnt it out :-(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirbendy View Post
    We just hit the PCs with our compressor...yet to see dust/skin/snot that can resist the force of many PSI. Keyboards get soaked in foaming cleaner first, then airblasted dry, then treated to a sprayover with sanitizer spray (lemon fresh), then airblasted again.

    PCs - just insert the nozzle, dial up the pressure, pull the trigger and watch the system eject clouds of dust from every possible exit. Facemask essential.
    We have a compressor for just this task, but to be honest i'd rather be getting rid of the dust than simply redistributing it.....and it's just not productive having to wheel the compressor outside every time we need to use it. Much easier to have a hand held vacuum to do the job

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    Quote Originally Posted by K.C.Leblanc View Post
    My dad has one of these for removing mildew from old books. They are very good.
    my father in law had one of them and he binned it same day was rubbish.

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