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

        Item#  00917608000 | Model#  17608
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       Rating 4.5 | 79 Reviews | Write a review
      Reg Price: $89.99
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      Reg Price: $89.99
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      Specifications & Dimensions

      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

       

      Overall, others give this:

      79 Reviews Write a review
      69 Reviewers (87.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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      Most Helpful Reviews

      Praise9 found this helpful
      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
      Criticism12 found this helpful
      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.
       

      Pedro5304

      San Antonio, TX

      Feb 23 , 2015
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      Wet Vac Ready To use easy to use great value. would recommend to my friend

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

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      FJMUL

      Clinton, WA

      Feb 4 , 2015
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      8 Gallon Stainless Steel 4 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac

      Strong suction and easy to carry.

      I would recommend this product to a friend.

      The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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      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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