|General Warranty:||1 Year Craftsman Warranty|
|Item Weight (lbs.):||18|
|Tank Size:||7.5 - 12.0 Gal. tank size|
|Handle Type:||Heavy duty molded plastic Ergonomic|
|Number of Handles:||2|
|Cord Length (ft.):||12|
|Cord Management:||Manual Wrap|
|Hose Length (ft.):||7|
|Onboard Attachment Storage:||Yes|
|Dust Hose Diameter:||1-7/8 in.|
|Assembly Required:||Assembly Required|
|Package Contents:||Extra Filter, Hose Lock, Utility Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Cord Wrap|
Ratings & Reviews
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
Added on April 29, 2012
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Most Helpful Reviews
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.....
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 !!!!
The reviewer indicated they received a sample of this product.
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!
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