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Craftsman  XSP 12 Gallon 5.5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac

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Reg Price: $89.99
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Specifications & Dimensions

Dimensions:
Depth (in.): 17
Height (in.): 23
Length (in.): 17
Width (in.): 19
Product Overview:
General Warranty: One year
Grade: Medium duty
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor/outdoor
Item Weight (lbs.): 26.5
Portable: Yes
Tank Size: 12.5 - 22.0 Gal. tank size
Color:
Color/Finish: Craftsman Red
Handles:
Handle Type: Integrated Ergonomic
Number of Handles: 2
Cord:
Cord Length (ft.): 20
Cord Management: Manual Wrap
Cord Option: Corded
Capacity:
Capacity (gallons): 0
Motor-Engine:
Horsepower: 5.5
Voltage (V): 120
Hose:
Hose Length (ft.): 7
Convenience:
Onboard Attachment Storage: Yes
General Features:
Ash Rated: No Glossary
Blowing Port: Yes
Dust Hose Diameter: 2-1/2 in.
Vacuum Drain: Yes
Filter:
Filtration Type: Bag and Cartridge
Materials:
Material: Polypropylene (PP)
Installation:
Assembly Required: Assembly Required
Certifications:
ETL Listed: Yes
Package Includes:
Package Contents: 9 pc Accessory Set

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Product Description

More Suction Power than Shop-Vac and Ridgid*

This Craftsman XSP 12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac offers innovative cleaning power technology designed to tackle the toughest cleanup projects at the jobsite, shop, garage or home.  Vacuuming wood chunks, metal shards, nails or sawdust in the shop, clearing drywall chunks, broken glass and screws at the job site, liquid pickup in a flooded basement and lastly removing leaves and other debris from gutters (gutter kit sold seperately) are just a few of the projects XSP can handle.  Innovative top-tray storage allows you to conveniently store items such as mechanics tools, power drills, screws or necessities on top of the vacuum so they are easily accessible when needed.  On-board hose, accessory and power cord organizers eliminates unneeded hassle and reduces overall storage space. Equipped with an extra-large drain, it quickly empties the tank of liquids.  An over 27 Foot cleaning reach (7’ Hose, 20’ Power Cord + Extension Wands) allows you to reach larger areas without unplugging the unit.  The 2-1/2” diameter secure fit hose system keeps the hose in place during use.  Heavy duty 360° swivel casters offer enhanced mobility on most surfaces, integrated ergonomic top handle provides comfort and easy transport.  Quickly control the power with the large dust sealed on/off switch.

The Craftsman XSP 12 Gallon 5.5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac also quickly converts to a blower.  Cleaning up at a messy jobsite, blasting dirt from the shop floor or fall leaves off the driveway can be done in a snap. It also includes a 9 Pc accessory set for nearly any situation.

  • More Suction Power than Shop-Vac and Ridgid*
  • Tackles the toughest jobs. Vacuums away wood chunks, metal shards, nails or sawdust in the shop. Clears drywall chunks, broken glass and screws at the job site. Drains flooded basements and removes leaves and other debris from gutters (gutter kit sold seperately) just to name a few.
  • Large 12 Gallon collection tank with extra-large quick empty liquid drain
  • Powerful 5.5 peak HP motor makes short work of jobs
  • Top tray storage conveniently stores items such as mechanics tools, power drills, screws and needed tools on top of the vacuum so they are easily accessible when needed
  • On-board hose, accessory and power cord organizers provide space saving, convenient and hassle-free storage
  • Over 27 Foot Cleaning Reach (7’ x 2-1/2 In. Secure Fit Hose, 20’ Power Cord and Two Extension Wands)
  • Heavy duty 360° swivel casters for enhanced mobility on most surfaces
  • Also includes hose bracket set, cartridge filter, wet pickup foam filter, crevice tool, utility nozzle and floor/ squeegee nozzle combo
  • Large dust sealed on/off switch for easy control and ergonomic handle for improved comfort
  • Quickly converts to a blower for jobsite, shop or garage cleanup

* Craftsman XSP 12 Gallon #12006 compared to Ridgid WD1270 and Shop-Vac 944-14-11; measured by air watts

Added on July 20, 2013

 

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Praise19 found this helpful
bobs63
Sep 12 , 2013
Has good suction
This shop vac has very good suction but the fact that it is half the weight of the 20 yr old sears that just quit worries me on the quality. It has a 11.8 amp motor which if you know anything about electric motors is a true 1.9 hp which is good.. I don't know why there is not a law against the peak hp ratings on vacs and air compressors. It means nothing. Always look at the amps. It takes 746 watts to make one hp. ie 1 A X 120 V = 120 watts.
Criticism5 found this helpful
Natedaug
Feb 1 , 2014
Good suction cheap plastic & handles
I was very excited to pull this vac out of the box and give it the quick assembly it requires. My excitement quickly diminished when I noticed right away that the red plastic tub was not as strong as I anticipated. After closer inspection, I also realized that the locking handles are the cheapest looking and lowest quality locking handles they can possibly get away with. Unfortunately, profit is priority for most corporations and Sears is obviously more interested in cutting corners than making an all around quality product. The stainless steal shop vac has much higher quality locking handles, but it's tub is too small and it has a small hose diameter. As a result, I know they can have good quality handles made by the Chinese. This larger line of vacs have to get a handle on their handles and thin plastic. Additionally, the locking handles don't even hold the lid down tight! There is a space for a seal on the lid but there is no rubber/plastic seal included and as a result the poor quality handle hold the lid loosely to the base. I am using a bungy cord to help keep the lid down tight to prevent any dust from coming out and to hopefully make the cheap handles last longer. So now I have a nice new shop vac with a bungy on it, what a joke! I gave it 3 stars (I am being generous) because it seems to suck well, have useful pieces, and it blows okay (good for light dusk/dirt but it's not going to move leaves). In summary it sucks well, blows okay but the plastic and handle quality truly sucks and blows!
 
Jul 18 , 2014
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new shop vac

after 20 years with my first sears shop vac it finally died, this is a replacement for that one,more improvements from the previous vac, really no difference in power or capacity but is a bit more storage friendly


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Jul 16 , 2014
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Great Shop Vac with lots of power.

This item included a long power cord and extension wands enabling it to attack dust and cobwebs high on my twelve foot high garage ceiling. It runs strong and is easy to empty and clean.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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pillboy

Eden Prairie, MN

Jul 15 , 2014
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Getting closer, but still room for improvement

This the third Craftsman wet/dry vac I have purchased in the past 25 years, and it is the best one so far. I still have the first one which I have dedicated to wet pick-up and have been using the newer one for dry pick-up. The second vac had so many design flaws I was happy to see it go. On this newest model they finally get hose storage right, and the power switch is now a rocker switch so you don't have to look at the switch (the old two-button design) to see which is on and which is off. Back to a straight-sided debris container which makes emptying much easier and less messy. Changes I would like to see include wrap-around cord storage rather than the lame looping, strap and hang storage; larger casters so that they roll easily over garage floor imperfections, stones, and electrical cords; locking casters so that the vac doesn't want to keep rolling down the driveway incline (I added locking casters from **** and used the old casters from my previous vac which were really nice twin-wheel casters and probably the best part of that ill-designed monstrosity); and finally an electrical cord that stays flexible in cold weather (I can only assume this one is like the previous ones since I have not owned this vac in the winter months yet) - some of us need to use the vac during cold weather and a cord that turns stiff makes it a pain to use. The utility floor nozzle should be more substantial as it wears quickly on concrete floors. I also wish the exhaust blew straight up rather than out the back - personal preference. I did like the Roto-Lok hose attachment on my second vac better than the design on this newest vac. Nice to see a big, easy to grip carrying handle right on top. I always look at competitors, but keep purchasing Craftsman brand vacs because of their overall design and quality.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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3rdgeneration

Brooks, GA

Jul 13 , 2014
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best shop vac I've owned

I've had a ***** and ********** version and they don't come close. Super lite and lots of power. Wish I'd went with craftsman to begin with.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Mshorb

Bridgeport, WV

Jul 3 , 2014
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Great vac...

Easy to assemble. Amazing suction, it seems more powerful than a vac at a car wash. It even has a small drain at the bottom for fluids you might vacuum up. Very nice vac. Wish it had a blower side as well as a vac side though. All-in-all not bad for the price though.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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topher55

Bluffton, SC

Jun 30 , 2014
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good vac

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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FaltyTrans

Lincoln, NE

Jun 20 , 2014
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Good suction but BAD lid locking

It really sucks (in a good way), perfect size, enough accessories but the design for the lid is so bad. You can't really lock it. Dust is everywhere. While in LOCKED, if you hold the handle and lift it up, there is about 1/4" gap between the lid and the base. I used it ONE time and it will go back.


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Rdgundog

Williamstown, KY

Jun 20 , 2014
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wet/dry vac

excellent tool for the job I am doing, rehabbing a cabin it takes care of all the dry wall dust and pieces of dry wall. this was a life saver and makes clean up a breeze.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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MikeG718

Orlando, FL

Jun 15 , 2014
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Best Wet/Dry Vacuum

I"ve been shopping around for a wet/dry vacuum for about 2 weeks. Noticed that sears/craftsman had this one on sale so I decided to purchase it. Best decision, picks up everything. Even clears my central ac drains. Recommend to anyone looking for a new shopvac.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Jun 15 , 2014
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Very powerful!

Very good vacuum! Surprised by how easily it sucked the pet hair from my fabric seats in my truck. Almost as strong suction as a carwash commercial grade vac.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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