17 of 19 people found the following review helpful
This sucks like nothing like regular vac. It'll eat large nails.,
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This review is from: Vacmaster VF408 Wet/Dry Floor Vacuum Powered by 2-Stage Industrial Motor, 4-Gallon, 5 Peak HP (Tools & Home Improvement)Mine did not arrive yet but I was impatient.. so I had to go to a local vac store to play with it. It's quite sturdy built. It's not a Mercedes but, if you are familiar with Shop-Vac brand of recent years, it's kinda like that. It is NOT finished like department store hoover or eureka (shiny and all that), but it gives "kick me and i won't break" feel.
Now. About suction.. or I say sucking power. It sucks better than my 16gallon shop-vac. Amount of air it can move is NOT even in the same level with those department store canisters. It can be used for shampooing carpet. May be not commercially. But it does NOT compare to regular vacuum in terms of amout of air it can hold.
I don't know where the other reviewer got the idea that this doesn't have a whole lotta suction power. But that is completely contrary to what I experienced.
They sell this in Best Buy, Sears, and/or some Home Depots. Just go to one of them and stick your palm on the air inlet and ask one of those folks to plug-in/turn it on for you.