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METRO DataVacDataVac Electric Duster Model ED500
 
4.7

(based on 170 reviews)

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98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to use (152)
  • Cleans effectively (137)
  • Well built / quality (124)
  • Gentle (36)
  • Compact (14)

Cons

  • Loud (14)
  • Noisy (7)
  • Harsh application (5)
  • Runs hot (3)

Best Uses

  • Computers (137)
  • High-end electronics (105)
  • Maintenance (104)
  • Everyday use (78)
  • Having around the house (75)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Quality oriented (132), Budget shopper (32)
    • Primary use:
    • Personal (115), Business (48)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Very powerful blower

Purchased this to replace the costly Canned air. I also just purchased a new Gaming PC and want to keep the Dust filters clean in our Dust factory apartment. It is VERY powerful and...Read complete review

Purchased this to replace the costly Canned air. I also just purchased a new Gaming PC and want to keep the Dust filters clean in our Dust factory apartment. It is VERY powerful and LOUD. I also had to drill a hole in the other attachment nozzles to keep them from jettisoning off under the extreme pressure (as only the one attachment has a pre drilled hole for the locking mechanism.) Don't blow it directly on any computer components ie. CPU or RAM, as it may damage them. It does come with an air filter that can be cleaned out in the bottom of the duster unit. Also it does tend to get HOT rather quickly (1-2 mins is long enough to get the job done), but intermittent use is fine. I would recommend the DataVac Electric Duster to anyone wanting to replace those costly and condensation producing canned air products. Very useful product.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Powerful Bursts... No Adjustment

Bought this item for home use.... hobby, camera and to clean out the small fuel line on our home's propane heater. Thought it would be a better alternative to the...Read complete review

Bought this item for home use.... hobby, camera and to clean out the small fuel line on our home's propane heater. Thought it would be a better alternative to the "canned air" product. It is from the standpoint of not having to buy additional cans as well as minimizing impact/green concerns. However the bursts of air are extremely forceful and since there is no trigger adjustment to lessen that burst it is too powerful for certain uses. It's as loud as an old vacuum cleaner, ( the manufacturer is an old vacuum manufacturer!)
It would be nice if a thin tube was included to get into tighter spaces, as you would find on the canned air unit.

Overall it's okay; there are plenty of other uses I am sure.

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5.0

Good value!

By FW

from Hamden, CT

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        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

        Used it to clean the inside of my computer. Very powerful and blew all the dust away. Way better than compressed air!

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        • Personal

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        5.0

        Best Duster Ever!!!!!

        By Joe

        from Ohio

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        Pros

        • Cleans Effectively
        • Easy To Use
        • Gentle
        • Quality Construction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Computers
          • Everyday Use
          • Having Around The House
          • High-End Electronics
          • Maintenance

          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

          This product is the perfect solution to compressed air. It is 10 times more powerful than canned compressed air and you will never run out of air when needed most. We use them for personal and business needs. The company has saved over $ per year by purchasing this product.

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          • Business

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          4.0

          This really blows...in a good way

          By Comp. Teacher

          from Southampton, Pa

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          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Easy To Use
          • Gentle
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Short Range

          Best Uses

          • Computers

          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

          This simple does what is should. It blows air. Small investment will save money in not buying traditional canned air.
          One down side is that the cord could be longer.

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          • Business

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          5.0

          Great alternative to canned air

          By Keyboarder

          from College Station, Texas

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          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively
          • Easy To Use
          • Quality Construction

          Cons

          • Loud
          • Must Plug In

          Best Uses

          • Computers
          • Having Around The House
          • Maintenance

          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

          I'll try not to rehash the information available from the manufacturer, but it really is a great replacement for canned air. I previously read reviews that stated it doesn't blow as strongly as canned air, which might technically be true compared to the first bursts of air from a can. But most cans eventually stop blowing hard after a few seconds until they're re-warmed, whereas the Electric Duster has a constant, forceful air stream.

          The manufacturer says it only costs about the same as 5 cans of air dusters. That might be true of large, non-flammable canned air, but I found the price comparable to between 15-20 of the cheapest cans available generally from hardware/department stores.

          Although it has a power switch, the constant air flow of the Electric Duster takes getting used to compared to intermittent bursts from cans. Previously I would do little burst of air to remove dust, but now if I'm not careful it will continue to force dust all over the place. That can be good and bad, but if used together with a vacuum cleaner, the airborne dust can be collected and controlled and I don't have to worry about wasting extra money with prolonged blowing.

          The unit is a bit larger and heavier than I expected, but the handle provides a great grip and the flexible tube and little attachments make up for the awkwardness of the unit's size and weight.

          The cord is long enough to use without need for an extension cord most of the time. It is rather loud, but it was expected and an acceptable trade-off for savings on cans, etc. Finally, although the manufacturer makes other products specifically for inflating things like air-mattresses, I think this could be used for that same purpose if care is taken not to let it overheat. The various adapters make it compatible with all sort of air nozzles.

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          5.0

          Nice, Powerful

          By MinAZ

          from Phoenix, AZ

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          Pros

          • Cleans Effectively

          Cons

          • Harsh Application

          Best Uses

          • Maintenance

          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

          Great little portable blower. The motor is quite powerful especially for a portable unit - it will blow dust right off (along with anything else not fastened down on your table). Maybe a little too powerful actually for its intended purpose, but I think more is better than less.

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          4.0

          Works well

          By Aspiring Filmmaker

          from Norcross, GA

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                Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                Works pretty well. Had hoped for a little more oomph in terms of CFMs (I guess), which is to say it could be a little more powerful but then again I was using one of the micro attachments for computers/electronics. Not sure if that's supposed to matter or not.

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                5.0

                No more canned air... or hearing.

                By Cory

                from Tucson, AZ

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                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Quality Construction

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Computers
                  • High-End Electronics
                  • Maintenance

                  Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                  With just the medium sized nozzle gives great airflow/pressure. Only bad part is mostly how noisy it is; don't use it during quiet times.

                  Weirdly, the duster comes with a spring peg for attatchments, but the nozzles do not come with a matching hole.

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                  • Personal

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                  5.0

                  Excellent for the money and environment!

                  By VSG

                  from Houston, TX

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                  Pros

                  • Cleans Effectively
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                  • Harsh Application

                  Best Uses

                  • Computers
                  • High-End Electronics
                  • Maintenance

                  Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                  I use this not only on my camera gear but also a watercooled personal computer. The latter has radiators cooled by fans that suck in air from the outside. Despite the best filters, the fans and radiators- let alone the insides of the computer case- get dusty and hamper performance. I tried out compressed air cans but not only are they extremely ineffective (low pressure, get cold quickly reducing continuous run time), they are also quite nasty to the environment. This on the other hand does the job in a few seconds!

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                  5.0

                  Very Good Quality But Slightly Expensive

                  By Ben

                  from Orem, UT

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                  Pros

                  • Cleans Effectively
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                  • Slightly Expensive

                  Best Uses

                  • Computers
                  • High-End Electronics
                  • Maintenance

                  Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                  I bought this to replaced cans of compressed air to clean computer cases, keyboards and electronics. (I haven't used it on a DSLR.) I expected a product that was well built and that had great airflow and I got both. As a compressed air replacement it is perfect. No bitterant, less cost over time and equal or superior performance. My only complaint (even though B&H had the best price I could find) is that I feel like [@]would be a more appropriate price but I would probably buy this again if I had to do it all over again. There aren't any other products on the market that I could find that have been as clearly reviewed and tested.

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                  5.0

                  Excellent product

                  By ben0it28

                  from Montreal, QC, Canada

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                  • Cleans Effectively
                  • Easy To Use
                  • Gentle
                  • Quality Construction

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Computers
                    • High-End Electronics

                    Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                    Really amazin product... will never spend for a Clean Duster can again :)

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                    5.0

                    Amazing Alternative

                    By Badman

                    from Florida

                    Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                    This is a great alternative to buying canned air. It's nontoxic, efficient, and cheap.

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                    5.0

                    DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500

                    By mspost

                    from Dayton, OH

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                    Pros

                    • Cleans Effectively
                    • Easy To Use
                    • Quality Construction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Computers
                      • Everyday Use
                      • High-End Electronics

                      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                      I bought this Datavac to clean computers and cameras. It is well made and has a strong stream of air. It comes with a nice assortment of attachments.

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                      5.0

                      Love it!

                      By Berbo

                      from NYC

                      Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                      Works as advertised. I work on a home makeover program and this electric duster is perfect for cleaning off equipment at the end of the day.

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                      5.0

                      AWESOME

                      By jokamocha

                      from Vancouver, WA

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                      Pros

                      • Cleans Effectively
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Quality Construction

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                        • Computers
                        • Everyday Use
                        • Having Around The House
                        • Maintenance

                        Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                        Seeing my husband and son operate (play with) this new little monster reminds me of Tool Time. They are in awe of it! I couldn't say anything great about it that hasn't already been said by others, so I won't. Just buy it and you won't be disappointed.

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                        4.0

                        great product

                        By Trung

                        from San Diego

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                        Pros

                        • Cleans Effectively
                        • Easy To Use
                        • Quality Construction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Computers
                          • Everyday Use
                          • Having Around The House
                          • High-End Electronics
                          • Maintenance

                          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                          This product is great. No more compress air-can, great for RC and computers....highly recommended.

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                          4.0

                          Effective but LOUD

                          By grgedes

                          from Colonia, NJ

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                          Pros

                          • Cleans Effectively
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                          • Loud

                          Best Uses

                          • Computers
                          • High-End Electronics

                          Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                          The duster works well, but as previously stated by others, it is really LOUD, so just be aware of that before considering purchasing it.

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                          5.0

                          No more canned air for us.

                          By Lady Gray

                          from Georgia

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                          Pros

                          • Cleans Effectively
                          • Easy To Use

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Computers

                            Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                            We have bought enough canned air in the past to have bought several of these DataVac Duster units. We use it to remove debris from all our keyboards, and other hard to reach places. Thanks for a great product.

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                            5.0

                            Perfect for cleaning film prior to scan

                            By Daniel

                            from New York, NY

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                            Pros

                            • Cleans Effectively
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Gentle
                            • Quality Construction

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Computers
                              • High-End Electronics
                              • Photographic Film

                              Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                              I'm scanning 50,000 film images and needed a way to minimize dust. On its own a soft camel-hair brush wasn't always sufficient, and endless canned air is pricey and ecologically irresponsible.

                              The ED500 works beautifully and justifies the great reviews that I researched before buying. Yes it's loud - I'm fine with that. It's got great build quality and is compact enough to handle and store easily.

                              For film, I use the fan-shaped attachment and hold it an inch or two from the film surface ... it's a strong enough air flow to clear all loose dust but diffuse enough not to harm the film. (Occasionally some stubborn surface dirt & fingerprints still require hand-cleaning with PEC-12 or the like.) This has saved me a LOT of rescans.

                              It's also useful, of course, for keyboards, CPUs and so on, but to me it's value for film cleaning has been immeasurable. Wish I'd had this years ago. I can't imagine I'd be any happier with any of the comparable products that I saw (although I'm sure some of them are fine).

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                              5.0

                              Shipped promptly works well

                              By Country Boy

                              from TN

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                              Pros

                              • Cleans Effectively
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Quality Construction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Computers
                                • Everyday Use
                                • Having Around The House

                                Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                Duster has good power but as per other reviews is a little loud. No big deal for me though. Will be versatile for several uses.

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                                5.0

                                Never buy canned air again!

                                By CyBrShRk

                                from South Jersey

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                                Pros

                                • Cleans Effectively
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Quality Construction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Computers
                                  • Everyday Use
                                  • Having Around The House
                                  • High-End Electronics
                                  • Maintenance

                                  Comments about METRO DataVac DataVac Electric Duster Model ED500:

                                  The DataVac is a beast! I'm very impressed with the amount of air this produces. This vac is built like a tank! No expense spared on build quality! I used this clean a customer's PC case. The insides looked like a someone made a sweater for the motherboard. Their were dust boulders stuck in every void between drives and power supply. In very little time I had that case so clean that the motherboard looked brand new. The fans cleaned up MUCH better than had a I used canned air. After that nightmare computer, I was hooked. This is a must-have piece of equipment!

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