Every woodworker I've known has some sort of dust collection in their shop. No matter what the size of shop or tools, there is always something available for collecting or picking up the sawdust. Some shops have permanent metal duct work going to each tool with blast gates and floor sweeps, others have a broom. For many years I had my trusty dusty 5 gallon wet/dry vac. The only problem was, I had to find my ear protection and make sure that my kids weren't taking a nap or my wife wasn't on the phone since my shop was in the garage. I think everyone who has owned one of these types of wet/dry vacs can relate to this. In fact, the noise was so obnoxious I often would leave the vacuum in the corner and grab the broom instead.
It wasn't until recently I was talked in to buying a Fein vacuum. I had seen them displayed and demonstrated and always wanted one, but the broom worked so well. Well, now that I finally have a Fein Turbo III (figured I deserved the best after all those years with the broom), I really wish I would have made the purchase years ago. The vacuum is so quiet you can actually carry a conversation at a near normal speaking volume. But the tool-actuated switch is what really attracted me to the Fein. I was mentioning earlier about cleaning up the shop floor; with this feature, the dust never even hits the floor. If you plug the tool directly into the vacuum, as the tool is turned on the vacuum turns on. When the tool is turned off, the vacuum runs for another couple seconds to clear out the hose and then shuts off. Because this feature is so convenient, I now find myself hooking more tools to the vacuum than in the past, the dust/chips would have just accumulated on the floor. And the best part is that I haven't touched the broom since