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GENERAL DISCUSSIONS => Other Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: ColossusX on July 22, 2018, 01:14 PM

Title: Milwaukee dust extractor/nilfisk attic 33
Post by: ColossusX on July 22, 2018, 01:14 PM
Anyone have any experience with the nilfisk attix 33/Milwaukee dust extractor?  I like that nilfisk has an adapter plate that can hold both systainers and l-boxxes.  I've read some decent reviews, though it seems the Bosch VAC090AH seems to have slightly better stats for the same price.  As a remodeler that works with wood, drywall dust, and occasional concrete these DEs seem better suited for me than the CT 26 which I've also been considering.
Title: Re: Milwaukee dust extractor/nilfisk attic 33
Post by: Sanderxpander on July 22, 2018, 04:59 PM
I don't know how regularly you need to deal with drywall and concrete dust but for those dust types I believe a model with automatic filter cleaning (like the CT26 AC) is recommended.
Title: Re: Milwaukee dust extractor/nilfisk attic 33
Post by: ColossusX on July 22, 2018, 05:40 PM
Both the Milwaukee and the Bosch are Schedule 1 compliant for silica dust, they have auto clean and hepa filters. I'm leaning towards one of those over the Festool mainly because of price.  I can pick either up for around $540
Title: Re: Milwaukee dust extractor/nilfisk attic 33
Post by: Harold999 on February 08, 2019, 09:36 PM
I don't know how regularly you need to deal with drywall and concrete dust but for those dust types I believe a model with automatic filter cleaning (like the CT26 AC) is recommended.

Check this out: https://youtu.be/Kk72b3gnL3M
Very impressive vac.
Title: Re: Milwaukee dust extractor/nilfisk attic 33
Post by: ColossusX on February 09, 2019, 09:22 AM
I went with the VAC090AH because, as a remodeler, I encounter more than just wood dust.  I did a ton of research and the Bosch regularly scored better than the Milwaukee.  The nilfisk plate adapter is superior since it can accept both type of storage boxes I use,  but the performance of the Bosch swayed me. I don't think you can go wrong with either the Milwaukee or the Bosch.  I love my Bosch, and plan to get a CT (other than my ct-sys) sometime to use with just wood.  Another plus with the Bosch is a lot of Lowes have them in stock in store, and I was able to use my military discount.
Title: Re: Milwaukee dust extractor/nilfisk attic 33
Post by: Tom Gensmer on February 09, 2019, 11:19 AM
The Nilfisk Attix 33 and 34 are nice vacs. To me, their primary selling point is that they have two filters, a primary filter which has the filter pulsing, then deeper in the vac you have the HEPA filter. Depending on your usage, this could save some money over the life of the vac, since the primary filter is much less expensive than the HEPA.

I started off with a Attix 33, later bought the larger tub and turned it into a 44 and primarily use the vac around the shop.

If you're working on-site a lot, the Starmix (and licensed versions) are fabulous.