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Two features that have become state-of-the-art for shop vacuums are variable suction and an onboard power outlet. These features are related: If you have a tool plugged into the vacuum, the combined amp draw might trip your breaker. So it’s nice to able to dial back the suction a bit to draw less power. Also, with some sanders, full suction will pull the tool against the wood, making it harder to move it.
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