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The wheels are cheesy, but not bad enough to replace; I usually drag this as much as roll it. I also had to add tape to the top edge of the plastic collection bag due to dust leakage. But any unit that uses a metal band to secure a thin plastic bag to a metal body is bound to be less than air tight. When I empty the bag, I may add a band of felt around the metal body to give the bag a better chance at sealing.
The unit is stupid easy to assemble and it seems well made. There is also very little vibration. All things considered, if you need a smaller portable DC, this is a fair price for what you get.
UPDATE: This unit starts to loose suction as the top filter becomes caked with dust; the drop-off is fairly significant. This may be typical of this type of DC, but I don’t know. The problem is temporarily corrected by tapping the felt to shake loose the caked dust. A significant amount of dust will fall down from the filter. I have to tap the felt every few uses now. (FYI: I do a lot of router cuts which generate a lot of fine dust. Table saw cutting doesn’t seem to cake the filter as much)
UPDATE 2/12: Still having zero regrets on this unit. I’ve now wired this for 240V and it draws only 4.5A on that circuit. The minor issues mentioned above are still there, but none rise to the level of a serious problem. I’d definitely buy again.
UPDATE 10/13: All is well after 2 1/2 years of regular use. I have added a band of felt around the body where the dust bag is clamped and I no longer need to tape the edge to prevent leakage; it does create a more effective seal. (IMO, this should be how it comes from the factory) I’ve also removed the 90 degree elbow where the hose connects to the unit, I connected the hose right to the intake port (clamp and tape) for a straighter airflow. Not sure it makes a difference, but it seemed like a good idea. Still a good purchase.