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VirginiaUser
Jul 30 , 2012
best replacement shop vac out there

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.....

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ragman323
Sep 7 , 2013
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Vacuum good, but you cannot replace filters. It is a current model, no filters available. DON'T BUY THIS ITEM.
 

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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vampire66

Dallas, TX

May 29 , 2014
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i like the stainless steel bucket

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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May 25 , 2014
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Wet dry vac

Excellent heights easy to move around


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draco-fizzy

Memphis, TN

May 7 , 2014
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good deal

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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buckgator

Disputanta, VA

May 1 , 2014
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excellent product !!

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 !!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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barrybond0044

West des Moines, IA

Apr 20 , 2014
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Perfect for your house

Use this for your garage and basement. It is all you need. Stainless is very attractive. Unit is very compact, saving space.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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CRobertA01

Santee, CA

Apr 8 , 2014
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Good suction - nice look - durable

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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brybo86

Chicago, IL

Apr 8 , 2014
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High Quality Construction

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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buckgator

Disputanta, VA

Mar 30 , 2014
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great wet vac!!

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 !

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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teachkids777

Roseville, CA

Mar 25 , 2014
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It sucks up the competition and also blows them away

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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efultz

Littleton, MA

Mar 24 , 2014
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Works as advertised

The device has plenty of power and was pretty simple to assemble. We are pleased with the purchase

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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sicrat

Meriden, CT

Feb 12 , 2014
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I bought this vacum to use in my woodworking shop ,it works very well for me

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Feb 8 , 2014
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Wet Dry Vac Does the Job

I purchased this item to primarily use for cleaning out the ashes to my BIg Green Egg. Works like a charm!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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GM101

Oak Park, IL

Feb 7 , 2014
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Works and looks great

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.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jan 23 , 2014
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Perfect Gift at a Perfect Time for a Perfect Use

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!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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halo25823

Coal City, WV

Jan 22 , 2014
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Great Christmas Gift or Any Occasion for husband !!!

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 !!!!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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JFH10

Mentor, OH

Jan 21 , 2014
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Great gift - my husband loved it!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lrader64

Olathe, KS

Jan 10 , 2014
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Great Husband Gift

Perfect Gift! We had a large bulky vac that took up too much space in the garage. This is a great size. Very portable and easy to use.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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lazeekat

Madison, WI

Dec 11 , 2013
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Good performer, but below average accessories

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)

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Prauf

Laguna Niguel, CA

Nov 25 , 2013
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Excellent shop vac

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 would recommend this product to a friend.

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msmithrnbsn

Lucas, OH

Nov 7 , 2013
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My Second Wet/ry Vaccum

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!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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ragman323

Port Saint Lucie, FL

Sep 7 , 2013
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Vacuum good, but you cannot replace filters. It is a current model, no filters available. DON'T BUY THIS ITEM.


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