February 3, 2009

Metro Vac 'N' Blo Jr. 500 Vacuum Review

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Metro Vac N Blow 500

After years of putting off cleaning the dust out of our Micron/MPC computers that magically accumulates inside the computer, we did a web search for something that would fit the bill, something that would vacuum AND blow air out. Sure, we could buy (and keep buying) canned air to blow out our computers … but that's an ongoing expense for a finite amount of cleaning. And there are plenty of vacuum cleaners, but not so many that also blow air out.

We came up the Metro Vac 'N' Blo Jr., manufactured by the Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Co., Inc., at One Ramapo Avenue, P.O. Box 149, Suffern, N.Y. 10901.

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This sturdily built vacuum/blower weighs a little over two pounds and it has a strap that you can fit over your shoulder. It has a bunch of attachments and it's rather simple to use! One side of this miniature Metro Vac ‘N’ Blow vacuum blows air out with force and the other sucks in with force. All you do is switch your hose from one side to the other depending on your use, and push the little button to turn it on. For such a small machine I'd say it's pretty strong: it blows hard and sucks just as hard.

We proceeded to unhook our computers from their spaghetti-like arrangement of cords and cables and took them outside to be blown out. We popped the lids to our MPCs and began the job of blowing them out. After years of accumulation of dust, one could say we had been ::cough:: slightly remiss in our upkeep of our computers. The dust was so bad that it reminded me of the air (pollution) down in Los Angeles proper (we live two valleys up from Los Angeles). And despite the strength of the Metro Vac 'N' Blo, it ended up being a daunting task. However, finally we worked through the cloudy air and had gotten rid of some dust bunnies and a lot of very fine dust. We declared our Microns clean and got them back into action.

My wife then switched the tools around and walked around the place vacuuming up everything she wanted — and she had the tools to get into the smallest areas.

We found it was very easy to get rid of the accumulated particles in the Metro Vac 'N' Blo: all one has to do is twist off one side and empty it into a wastebasket and then twist the end back on. It's real easy!

Including shipping, we got this little baby for less than $80.00. We find the Metro Vac 'N' Blo Jr. to be a very good buy. It costs our computer repair person $90.00 per hour, including traveling time, to come to service our computers, of which blowing them out periodically is a must if you don't want your computers to overheat at some point, so we feel that our little Metro Vac 'N' Blo Jr. has already paid for itself — and it was way cheaper than buying little cans of compressed air for a quick try at blowing off dust, and certainly more powerful.

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2 Comments for "Metro Vac 'N' Blo Jr. 500 Vacuum Review"

  1. Matthew says:

    What is the price of the Metro vac n blow jr.500 vacuum?
    Does it work on 110 or 220 volts?

    Comment posted on 10/10/2011 @ 2:48 pm
  2. Diane Vigil says:

    Hi. Sorry; we don't actually sell the vaccuum. You can have a look around the web — "Metro Vac 'N' Blo Jr. 500 Vacuum" is the name of the product (at least, the one we got).

    Comment posted on 10/10/2011 @ 3:46 pm

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