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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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Reg Price: $89.99
Savings: $20.00
$69.99
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Product Overview:
General Warranty: 1 Year Craftsman Warranty
Grade: Heavy duty
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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77 Reviews Write a review
67 Reviewers (87.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

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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.
 

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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