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Craftsman  8 Gallon Stainless Steel 4 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac

  Item#  00917608000 | Model#  17608
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Reg Price: $89.99
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Product Overview:
General Warranty: 1 Year Craftsman Warranty
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor/outdoor
Item Weight (lbs.): 18
Portable: Yes
Tank Size: 7.5 - 12.0 Gal. tank size
Color:
Color/Finish: Black/Stainless
Handles:
Handle Type: Heavy duty molded plastic Ergonomic
Number of Handles: 2
Cord:
Cord Length (ft.): 12
Cord Management: Manual Wrap
Cord Option: Corded
Capacity:
Capacity (gallons): 0
Motor-Engine:
Horsepower: 4
Voltage (V): 120
Hose:
Hose Length (ft.): 7
Convenience:
Onboard Attachment Storage: Yes
General Features:
Blowing Port: Yes
Dust Hose Diameter: 1-7/8 in.
Vacuum Drain: Yes
Materials:
Material: PVC/Resin
Installation:
Assembly Required: Assembly Required
Certifications:
ETL Listed: Yes
Package Includes:
Package Contents: Extra Filter, Hose Lock, Utility Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Cord Wrap

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8 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Picks Up with Capacity

The cornerstone of any serious garage or shop, this Craftsman 8 Gallon HP Wet/Dry Vac is sleek, clean and powerful. Featuring the muscle of a 4.0 peak horse power motor and 8 gallon stainless steel tank, it helps tackles jobs like basement cleanup from seepage or backup, removing cold ashes from the fireplace or grill, picking up broken glass, dirt and other debris in thr shop or garage. Equipped with an extra-large drain, it’s quickly empties the tank of liquids. An over 19 Foot cleaning reach (7’ Hose, 12’ Power Cord + Extension Wands) allows you to reach areas without unplugging the unit. 360° swivel casters and non-marring rear wheels for mobility on most surfaces, center positioned top carry handle provides easy transport and balance.  Large dust sealed on/off switch for easy control.

The 8 Gallon Stainless Wet/Dry Vac also quickly converts into a blower.  Cleaning up after a messy renovation or blasting fall leaves off the driveway can be done in a snap. It also includes an 9 Pc accessory set for nearly any situation.

  • Craftsman 8 Gallon HP Wet/Dry Vac includes: Hose Bracket Set, 7’ x 1 7/8” diameter secure fit hose, two extension wands, crevice tool, utility nozzle, floor brush/squeegee nozzle combo, cartridge filter and foam sleeve for wet vacuuming
  • Rust Resistant 8 gallon stainless steel collection tank
  • Extra-large drain for quick liquid emptying
  • Powerful 4 peak HP motor makes short work of tough jobs
  • On-board hose, accessory and power cord organizers provide convenient and hassle-free storage
  • 360° Swivel casters with large non-marring rear wheels offer enhanced mobility on rough or uneven surfaces
  • Oversized base helps protects tank from dents and dings
  • Over 17 Foot Cleaning Reach (7’ x 1-7/8 In. Secure Fit Hose, 10’ Power Cord and Two Extension Wands)
  • Quickly converts to a blower for yard, patio or shop

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Added on April 29, 2012

 

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59 Reviews Write a review
50 Reviewers (85.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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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
SPARE PARTS
Vacuum good, but you cannot replace filters. It is a current model, no filters available. DON'T BUY THIS ITEM.
 

Pete29

San Antonio, TX

Jun 26 , 2014
via sears.com
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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
via sears.com
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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
via sears.com
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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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