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YooperMan
Mar 12 , 2013
The best vacuum I could find!
I love my new 4 HP vacuum. As a DIU guy, I'm always working on projects in my shop. My 5 HP, 12 gallon Shop Vac finally died. It performed well enough but was very noisy, physically quite large (with the tool storage container on the back), the 2 1/2 inch hose was clumsy (especially when cleaning out vehicles), and when I pulled it by the hose, never seemed to follow me in a straight line. My new Craftsman is significantly quieter. It has fixed larger diameter wheels in back and nicer quality casters in front, so it tracks behind me appropriately and pulls easily. Tool storage is well designed and doesn't increase the foot print of the vac. The design of the latches which hold the power unit to the tank are superb - secure and very easy to use. It came with 1 7/8 inch diameter hose which, for all around home owner use, is an excellent compromise. Finally, for all but contractor use, 8 gallons is optimum. It's a no joke good size, but not significantly larger than a 4 to 6 g
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ragman323
Sep 7 , 2013
SPARE PARTS
Vacuum good, but you cannot replace filters. It is a current model, no filters available. DON'T BUY THIS ITEM.
 

Naomi91

El Paso, TX

Apr 6 , 2015
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Great

Powerful

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crikerman

San Antonio, TX

Mar 11 , 2015
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Works great

Nice looking, versatile, good suction.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Pedro5304

San Antonio, TX

Feb 23 , 2015
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Wet Vac Ready To use easy to use great value. would recommend to my friend

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FJMUL

Clinton, WA

Feb 4 , 2015
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8 Gallon Stainless Steel 4 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac

Strong suction and easy to carry.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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sodaman

Princeton, IL

Jan 13 , 2015
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Very Good Vac

This Wet/Dry Vac looks so good you could use it to cook soup in it lol. Really it works great and is of high quality

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Tjac

Montgomery, AL

Jan 9 , 2015
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Shop Vac

Great Vacum

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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fyrefiter

Red Bluff, CA

Jan 1 , 2015
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Great little vac for the price

I have owned one for a year now and really like this little shop vac. It replaced a much bigger one but does the same job and takes up less space. It has lots of places to store attachments, plenty of suction and a filter that is pretty easy to access for cleaning. I have not used it as a wet vac yet so can't really speak to that. I would recommend R2D2 (as my granddaughter calls it) to anyone looking for a good quality medium sized shop vac.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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DIYathome

Buckeye, AZ

Dec 15 , 2014
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Power, mobility, and reach

Needed a shop vac to handle the tasks of cleaning up sawdust, screws, leaves and minor spills that take place in the garage, kitchen, and driveway. This does it all! Plenty of power, looks great, rolls great, and has a very long hose and attachments to reach far!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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boling86

Aurora, CO

Oct 15 , 2014
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awesome product

love the style along with the power it has

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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rhood8

Belews Creek, NC

Oct 10 , 2014
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Well built stainless steel Wet/Dry Vac.

I received my purchase in less time than scheduled. I like the stainless steel finish. I've been using it in my shop to vacuum, and it meets my expectations. Great tool!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Linc46

Acton, ME

Oct 6 , 2014
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Good onboard storage.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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clevtool

Streamwood, IL

Oct 3 , 2014
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Quiet, Clean Look

This was everything I expected except a brush attachment. The vac. is super quiet by comparison to other shop vacs. that I have. Nice supple hose is nice to not fight like some stiffer ones. I bought this one for the fixed rear wheels so I can control it following me vs. the free wheel casters that go anywhere but where you want. Compact, only takes the space the canister needs. Clever side hooks store all tools as well as hose and cord in user friendly way. Only way it could be improved is by adding a cord rewind like on the vacs of the old days.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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WetDryVac

Raymond, IL

Sep 18 , 2014
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Worst engineered vac I've owned

1. top does not seal to canister 2. power cord short 3. no power 4. had to order additional hose and accessories to make functional 5. rear wheels do not turn, therefore machine falls over Whoever engineered this product needs to find a new career. Worst product I have ever seen with Craftsman logo. I own three additional Craftsman Wet/Dry Vacs (1 in the shop, the other 2 stored at both my sons homes for some reason, lol) that are very good products. I bought this smaller one for the garage. VERY DISSATISFIED


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needaname

Lufkin, TX

Aug 27 , 2014
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Nice small vac

It is more compact than expected. My 12 gal xsp vac looks huge next to it. Sleek looking. Easy moving around. A lot of suction. The 1-7/8" hose is not causing any problem with a tool adapter attached.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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sc26

Associate

Aug 11 , 2014
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Love it! Im sad that they aren't going to carry these vacuums anymore :(

Love it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MarcoSuzi

Henderson Harbor, NY

Aug 8 , 2014
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NEW SHOP VAC

Great purchase! Have used it several times and it has power, and great cleaning ability. Recomment it to everyone!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Globegal

Globe, AZ

Aug 6 , 2014
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Has non-standard size 1-7/8 inch hose/wands

This worked very well pulling water out of a carpet. Discovered, however, when I wanted to use it with leaf attachment that there is no adapter for a 1-7/8 inch part. It's a non-standard size. Think about this if you want to use different attachments. You may not be able to & who needs 2 shop/vacs? If I hadn't tossed the box, back this would go. Would give it 4-1/2 stars if it hadn't been for this.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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wvproud

Inwood, WV

Aug 6 , 2014
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Excellent choice!

I wanted a wet/dry vac that was not too big; not too small. this one is perfect. Great suction; plenty of power/capacity. I especially like the stainless steel look compared to the standard plastic canisters.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Eldud

Palmdale, CA

Jul 31 , 2014
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Manly Shop Vac

This Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac looks as great as it works. My last Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac lasted for twenty years and I expect this one to last just as long.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Young32

Killeen, TX

Jul 25 , 2014
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great item

I got this item for a great 9rice and it does the job perfect!! No more car wash vacuum.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JDYoungblood

Burleson, TX

Jul 22 , 2014
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Great shop vac

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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beetrix

Pebble Beach, CA

Jul 12 , 2014
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Awesome vac!

Have been waiting for this to go on sale - and it did for Father's Day. Great performance and fairly quiet for a shop vac. Sleek high profile is easy to move about.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Pete29

San Antonio, TX

Jun 26 , 2014
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Good suction, not noisy, stylish?

I purchase this stylish looking, stainless steel housing unit to replacement my old shop vac. The assembly was a breeze and it comes with all the standard attachments and the filter. The suction is great and it is surprisingly quiet for 4HP motor. I am using the unit as a blower as well to clean my driveway and patio. So far I am very pleased with its performance and its design. The price was great after using my reward points and the coupon.


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TREVONBACH

Mechanicsburg, PA

Jun 6 , 2014
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THIS SUCKS!

well, it's a vacuum, it's supposed to suck. other shortly owned vacuums have had the problem of not sucking and i must say THIS SUCKS! AWESOME buy, highly recommended.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ManyMoves

Saint Petersburg, FL

Jun 5 , 2014
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The perfect household appliance

I had already decided on the brand of vacuum cleaner I wanted when I went in my neighborhood Sears store. As I looked over the selections, just double checking my thinking, I came across the "shop vac" as my husband always called his, but this one was pretty. It was a shiny, smaller volume version of the "beast in the basement." I thought to myself (who knows, I may have said it out loud). This thing is a workhorse. I took it back to my smaller "move in ready" apartment and put it together in 5 easy steps. I can reach every height and crevice without being a contortionist, the intake is strong so I don't have to "re-do" patches of floor and carpet over and over again to pick up everything, and it fits in its own little corner of my kitchen, completely out of the way until I need it. This item is affordable and highly functional. I am so glad I did not purchase the more expensive item I had planned to purchase.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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