Bought this vacuum to remove paint on a 80-something year old garage. I had 4-5 layers of paint, some of which are lead and I just bought a PaintShaver Pro. Plugging the device into the vacuum means when you turn the device on, the vacuum comes on. This is brilliant, and the device has vacuumed something like 15 gallons of sawdust. Well-made device, functions perfectly and removes all the dust.