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I purchase this one as a replacement to my old Sears 6 gal shop vac. After 27 years of use it needed a motor. I think I got my money's worth. This unit does not have a large foot print and as many reviewers have mentioned before the size of the tank being vertical makes it easy to pull around a crowed shop, easy to park and does not tip over. Power is 3x greater than my old unit with 20% of the noise level. Cleaing cars and minivans is a snap. The hose size is a little strange but I have found some attachments that fit in nicely just by changing the hose with a longer crush proof unit. Thanks Sears for making a great product. Now if I can only figure out what replacement filters i can use.....
Pebble Beach, CA
San Antonio, TX
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.
Saint Petersburg, FL
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.
the stainless steel housing is very sharp as well. The initial assembly was simple and the directions were easy to read and understand. Convenient size - includes a washable, reusable filter and the all the standard attachments. I like the stainless steel tub.
Our old shop vac, I had for over 15 years died on us. I purchased this one mainly because I got a good deal. The vac was on sale and I had two $5 egiftcards, $4 of my rewards points and a 15% off coupon. I like the vac it is larger than my old one and more hp. However I do not like the hose & attachment storage, not very well designed, you knock the attachments off trying to get the hose off, so I just leave the hose attached.
This is the best small wet vac I have ever owned easy to roll around great handle on top for when it needs to be lifted good suction, and very stylish with it's stainless finish,you will not be disappointed with this one !!!
West des Moines, IA
This vacuum is very well built, the stainless steel housing is very sharp as well. The initial assembly was simple and the directions were easy to read and understand. My favorite part is the included hose wrap as I really dislike clutter. The only negative is that the suction power is a tad less than I expected. Otherwise I hope to use this for a long time.
This is my favorite craftsman vac yet it is just the right size so its not to bulky to carry,it has an awsome stainless finish and it was very easy to put together, may buy another as a gift for a friend !
Even though I didn't compare to most other vacs to this one this model works great for my shop needs. It is small and light weight and it definitely handles the needs for the vacuuming the cars and cleaning up the projects in the shop.
Oak Park, IL
I bought this shop vac to use as a dedicated dust collector for my sanding machines, and it has worked great so far and is much quieter than my old Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac, which is another plus.
Here's an example of the best shop vac on the market to be given to a brand new home owner at Christmas! Best is it's class, this tool meets all the requirements - ready to use, stores easily, can be used indoors or out and cleans up most new or old-house mess. A perfect gift for anyone with a new mess to clean up! And it looks good too!
Coal City, WV
My husband absolutely loves it . He couldn't hardly wait to use it in the garage. Then took to cleaning the 3 vehicles we have. He is one very clean man when it come garage and vehicles , very particular , but this made it so much easier to clean his whole garage and vehicles. Love it !!!!
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I owned this stainless steel 8-gal wet/dry vac for a full year. I would recommend this for light use or for garage cleanup, but not if you require specific add-on accessories such as car cleaning kits. PROS: simple assembly, small footprint (tall and lean design), easy to use (one large, very visible power switch), relatively quiet operation, decent dry suction (didn't seem to have weak suction), striking professional look (contractor saw mine and complimented it). CONS: below average accessories (the 1 7/8" diameter hose is awkward and limits accessory add-ons), doesn't have any way I know of to use Craftsman car cleaning attachments, won't fit (sold separately), only front two wheels are swivel casters (so you can't fully spin this shop vac when pulling the hose), dents easily, shorter 12-foot power cord, non-retractable (compare to other models that have 20+ foot power cords)
Laguna Niguel, CA
I had an old Craftsman shop vac that was probably 25 or 30 years old. It still worked fine, but for my birthday, my wife and son got me a new shop vac. I'm glad they did. This new one is a lot quieter than the old one.
I purchased a 16 gal wet/dry vac earlier this year to replace a 15 year old one, and I love it. Then the wet/dry vac in the pole barn died so I bought this model. The large wheels in the back make the vac easy to move yet its stable enough, it doesn?t tip over. The smaller hose is perfect for sweeping out the Combine or a vehicle. I haven?t used it for a wet vac yet; but the dry vac is awesome!