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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: $10.00
$79.99
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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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73 Reviews Write a review
63 Reviewers (86.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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Most Helpful Reviews

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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.....

Criticism10 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.
 

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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sc26

Associate

Aug 11 , 2014
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Love it! Im sad that they aren't going to carry these vacuums anymore :(

Love it

I would recommend this product to a friend.

The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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MarcoSuzi

Henderson Harbor, NY

Aug 8 , 2014
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NEW SHOP VAC

Great purchase! Have used it several times and it has power, and great cleaning ability. Recomment it to everyone!

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Globegal

Globe, AZ

Aug 6 , 2014
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Has non-standard size 1-7/8 inch hose/wands

This worked very well pulling water out of a carpet. Discovered, however, when I wanted to use it with leaf attachment that there is no adapter for a 1-7/8 inch part. It's a non-standard size. Think about this if you want to use different attachments. You may not be able to & who needs 2 shop/vacs? If I hadn't tossed the box, back this would go. Would give it 4-1/2 stars if it hadn't been for this.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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wvproud

Inwood, WV

Aug 6 , 2014
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Excellent choice!

I wanted a wet/dry vac that was not too big; not too small. this one is perfect. Great suction; plenty of power/capacity. I especially like the stainless steel look compared to the standard plastic canisters.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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