7 of 9 people found the following review helpful
There Are Much Better Choices,
This review is from: Shop-Vac 9633400 6.5-Peak HP Ultra Pro Series 12-Gallon Wet or Dry Vacuum with Detachable Blower (Tools & Home Improvement)
My wife purchased this shopvac has a gift to be use used in our vacation home. Prior to this purchase, I had always used Craftsman shopvacs. I was very disappointed in this shopvac. First, the tool caddy was damaged upon shipping. To their credit, Shop-Vac was excellent about quickly sending out a replacement. However, the reason the tool caddy, that is also used to store the power cord, broke during shipping is because it is flimsy and poorly designed. Further, I have found that the filter clogs easily and quickly, thereby significantly reducing suction. This is one of those consumer goods where you shake your head and think "did anyone bother to actually use this thing before they decided to market it?" For example, it is so poorly designed that it makes me wonder whether Shopvac has given up using industrial engineers to actually design their products. I would much prefer to spend an extra $20 and receive a product that was thoughtfully designed and properly manufactured. Given the choice, I would choose the Craftsman equivalent to this vacuum 10 out of 10 times. You should too.