I have a small shop vac with the smaller size hose (1 1/4 inch?). The thing is constantly getting clogged when I am vacuuming my garage. So I bought a 12 gallon 5.5hp Shop Vac with the 2 1/2 inch hose. How do they measure the horsepower anyway? My lathe with it’s big hurkin motor only has 1hp with 2hp max developed.

I found some Bosch Progressor type jig saw blades that have something called a T Shaft. I am hoping they fit my Black & Decker jig saw. They are over 4 inches long, so I think they will cut through the 3 inches of wood I need to cut.