My mother (who tends to be right about this stuff) says that using my non-shop-vac to cleanup sawdust will ruin the motor.
I recently bought a new, fancy, expensive vacuum cleaner that was really expensive and I definitely don't want to ruin the motor.
I live in an apartment and so it is kind of a pill for me to take projects down to the courtyard -- can't leave tools lying around, etc. That means that for small projects I sometimes make a couple of cuts inside, and I need to be able to vacuum up the sawdust. I kept my 15 year old Hoover canister for occasional sawdust cleanup, but I'm wondering (my apartment is big, but not that big) if the sawdust is really going to ruin my Meile's motor.
So what should I do? Use the fancy vacuum for occasional sawdust? Or keep the crappy tank around for project cleanup?