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Craftsman  2-1/2 in. Muffler/Diffuser

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Dimensions:
Overall Dimensions: 4.5 W x 4.38 H in.
Product Overview:
Attachment Types: Specialty
General Warranty: None
Item Weight (lbs.): 0.17
Fit:
Fits Brands/Models: Craftsman and most wet/dry vacs with a 2-1/2 in. diameter hose system
General Features:
Dust Hose Diameter: 2-1/2 in.

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2-1/2-In. Muffler/Diffuser Tackles Two Annoyances At Once

For those who love the power of a wet-dry vacuum but hate the noise and blow back, this Craftsman 2.5 inch muffler diffuser is just the thing. There will be no more blasts of air jetting out of the vacuum's exhaust to blow dust around in one area just as another is cleaned. This handy little add-on ensures that you won't create a mess in one area as you clean up another.

The 2-1/2 inch muffler/diffuser curbs the noise problem, too. It installs quickly and easily - simply insert it into any vacuum with a 2.5-inch exhaust port. At less than a quarter pound in weight, it won't add bulk, keeping the vacuum as easy as ever to maneuver.

  • This Craftsman 2.5 inch muffler diffuser is just the thing for those who need the power of a shop vac but want to avoid noise and blow back
  • The muffler helps curb the massive flow of air that can exit shop vacs and end of creating more mess as quickly as another one is cleaned up
  • The part fits any Craftsman wet/dry vac with a 2.5-inch diameter exhaust port
  • The muffler is light weight, at only 0.17 pounds
  • It installs with a twist and removes just as easily

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Added on July 26, 2010

 

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16 Reviews Write a review
11 Reviewers (69.0%) would recommend this to a friend.
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ReedCotton
Aug 13 , 2012
A must for any 2 1/2" Shop Vacuum

The Craftsman  2 1/2" Muffler/Diffuser is a must for any shop vacuum with a 2 1/2" exhaust/blower port.  It quiets the noise of the vac a bit.  ( My old ears really can't tell much of a difference),  What it really does though is to keep the blower port from blasting a giant jet of air out of the vac.  Instead it directs the air to many different directions, thus stopping the distructive force of the rea air jet.  This way it is not like having an uncontrolled leaf blower following you around as you are vacuuming the shop floor.  I am giving it four stars as it really isn't much of a muffler, the noise level is still obnoxious. If I could I would rate it 4 1/2 stars.

 

Criticism2 found this helpful
komodan
Dec 10 , 2012
Sound Deading Zero !!
I have a Craftsman vac 16gal. 6hp. I picked up the muffler yesterday and put it in the vac and with or without the muffler there is no difference in sound or noise....I would like to take it back put store doesn't seem to want to talk about it, so I'm not very happy...
 

Gstaylor42

Warner Robins, GA

Oct 29 , 2014
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Shop Vac Muffler

This muffler works as expected. My 12gal shop vac is still loud, but not a shrill.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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Skibum009

Portland, OR

Oct 12 , 2014
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Must have

This doesn't help too much with sound from my experience, but it is amazing for reducing the blower effect. When cleaning up my show the blower effect often pushed around dust that was behind me, meaning that I had to hit some areas twice. This fixes that problem.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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1st

Palo Alto, CA

Sep 3 , 2014
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Not a great product

I thought that this was a great idea when I purchased it. However, it is advertised as being a muffler and the noise reduction, which has always been an issue at our house, is minimal if anything at all. I can't hear any difference with or without it on the machine and that's my wife's vote also. The only thing it seems to do is slow the exhaust air flow down slightly.


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Jun 20 , 2014
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great

great value.

I would recommend this product to a friend.

The reviewer indicated they are affiliated with this product.
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antwansmalls

Ladson, SC

May 15 , 2014
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Shop VAC

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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eagle1951

Brainerd, MN

Apr 21 , 2014
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Not sure

This probably works. It did not fit my craftsman shop vac


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paidmydues

College Station, TX

Jan 23 , 2014
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Sending to Midas for makeover!!

Very disappointed in this product. I don't have a decibel meter but my ears can not discerned any appreciable difference in sound reduction. Save your money..


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drbll

Two Rivers, WI

Oct 31 , 2013
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LOVE IT!

I didn't even know this product existed until I was strolling through my local Sears. This little item has changed my opinion of high powered shop vacs for ever. Quiets and diffuses the air flow from the exhaust, I highly recommend

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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komodan

Gainesville, GA

Dec 10 , 2012
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Sound Deading Zero !!

I have a Craftsman vac 16gal. 6hp. I picked up the muffler yesterday and put it in the vac and with or without the muffler there is no difference in sound or noise....I would like to take it back put store doesn't seem to want to talk about it, so I'm not very happy...


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OG

Freeport, IL

Oct 8 , 2012
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It does make a difference

An often overlooked accessory, The propaganda states - "Noise reduction of up to 25%."  Who knows, I don't own or feel like borrowing a Digital Sound Meter. I do know that there is a noticeable reduction is the noise level when it is in use versus not in use.

You may not care either way, those in the general area while your using the vac will thank you.  

An additional benefit you'll notice is that since it is inserted into the exhaust port the velocity of the exhaust is greatly reduced. It is well worth the $$'s. 

I would recommend this product to a friend.

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