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Shop-Vac 5866100 8-Gallon 5.5-Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacuum

3.9 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

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  • Tank constructed of stainless steel
  • Side- and top-carry handles for ease of use
  • 1-1/4-inch accessory assortment for wet or dry pick up
  • Has 12-foot power cord
  • Made in the U.S.A.
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Product Description

Product Description

  • Wet and dry vac
  • Perfect for the shop, factory, office home
  • Operation sound level is super quiet
  • Blower feature
  • Stainless steel tank
  • Includes a gulper nozzle, crevice tool, three 1-1/4" extension wands a 1-1/4" x 7' hose and a 10" nozzle
  • 5.5 peak hp
  • 8 gallon capacity

Dimensions:20.6 pounds

From the Manufacturer

Shop-Vac 8 Gallon 5.5 peak HP Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac. Comes with versatile accessory assortment that includes 7' x 1 1/4" Friction Fit Hose, 3 1 1/4" Extension Wands, 10" Wet/Dry Nozzle, 1 1/4" Crevice Tool, 1 1/4" Gulper Nozzle. Filters included are the cartridge filter with retainer and a disposable filter bag. Comes with a 12' power cord, side tank handles and top carry handle. Has a 3 year warranty and is assembled in the U.S.A. This can be used for wet pickup in garages or basements. Dry pickup in workshops, basements and vehicle clean up.

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Technical Details

Part Number 5866100
Item Weight 20.6 pounds
Product Dimensions 16.4 x 16.4 x 20.5 inches
Item model number 5866100
Size 8 Gallon
Color Stainless
Power Source corded-electric
Voltage 120 volts
Horsepower 5.1 HP
Item Package Quantity 1

Additional Information

Customer Reviews
3.9 out of 5 stars 40 customer reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars
Best Sellers Rank #324,571 in Home Improvements (See top 100)
#168 in Industrial & Scientific > Janitorial & Sanitation Supplies > Floor Care > Vacuums > Wet-Dry Vacuums
#428 in Home Improvement > Power & Hand Tools > Power Tools > Wet-Dry Vacuums
Shipping Weight 20.6 pounds
Date First Available August 12, 2010

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After wearing out two smaller less powerful Shop-Vacs I decided to move up to a larger and more powerful unit. This unit fit the bill as it is slightly larger - 8 Gal. V. 6 and has a much larger motor 5.5HP V. 3.0HP.

The one thing that I wished I had known prior to purchase is the air flow difference using a 2.5" hose V. the 1.25" hose that comes with the unit. This difference was accidentally demonstrated the evening that I received the unit as I made a first run through the house with the unit. When I reached the living room I removed the hose from the intake side of the unit with the intent of putting it into the exhaust side of the unit so that I could blow some dust out of an area slightly out of reach of the hose. This brought an amazing change in motor tone and an exhaust tone reminiscent of a small jet engine. The more interesting thing occurred when I turned away from the unit for just a moment to move something out of the way. When I turned back to insert the hose in the exhaust side of the unit, I found the unit was no longer next to me. It had actually propelled itself several feet across the floor (laminate flooring) - maybe the jet engine comparison was more appropriate than I originally thought.

I finished the clean up that night with the 1.25" hose but the next day I put the 2.5" hose kit on order. When the hose arrived I set out to once again clean the house. With the large hose installed the unit is slightly toned down and there is slightly less air flow through the unit, but I never have to drag the unit along as I clean because a gentle tug on the hose will still start the unit rolling across the floor propelled by the air flowing through the unit. And when it comes to the actual cleaning - lots of pet hair on laminate flooring - the 2.5" hose wins hands down in the cleaning contest.
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Just received my Shop-Vac 5866100 8-Gallon 5.5-Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vacuum the other day. I was surprised when it arrived packaged only in the original showroom sales carton with no packing protection at all. Turned out, this was not really a problem, as it did arrive undamaged. I also bought at the same time the mini 2.5 peak HP vacuum. The small one arrived in a properly packed carton with padding. Also, the smaller one included more and better attachments than the larger one. Interesting, but no biggie.

The real kicker is that I can't notice any suction difference between the two units even though the larger one is rated 3 HP higher. Not happy with the suction of the larger unit. The problem is that it comes with a narrow 1.25 hose, nozzel and wands which are constantly jamming due mostly to the weak suction.

I imagine that if I were just vacuuming dust, it probably would be usable. But, I have 4 large labradors who shed enough hair weekly to knit a whole new dog. Plus, the younger ones like to chew paper and plastic cups/water bottles into small 2-3" pieces. This is mainly why I bought the larger model, to pick up this debris. Due to the hose's narrow diameter, I have to stop and unclog it and/or the tools every couple of minutes. Not good, and very frustrating. Plan to return the unit immediately.

UPDATE: Changed my rating from 1-star to 3-stars. Well, on a hunch, I swapped out the 1.25" hose and replaced it with a 2.5" hose (the intake hole is big enough to do this). Wow, what a difference. Suction is phenomenal and no more clogs. If only it had shipped with the larger hose and tools, and if it had been better packaged for shipping, I would have given this a 5-star rating. With the larger hose kit, I'd happily recommend this product to anyone. :)
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After having a very disappointing experience with a Stanley Stainless Shop Vac, I bought this one as an Amazon Warehouse deal. Unfortunately it arrived with a broken handle, but I desperately needed it that day for attic cleanup so I decided to keep it anyway (the Stanley had ceased to work completely after being a clogging up nightmare). This unit is an awesome Shop Vac! The hose and cord are long enough to be very useful in the tight working space that I have. I am able to maneuver the vacuum body into a reasonable place, and then reach the areas that I am vacuuming easily. As it has 3 extension pieces for the hose, I am able to reach a very long ways. So far I am only using the hose that came with it, but I have the wider bore hose and will be attaching that. This vacuum easily sucks up every bit of stuff including some woodchips and left over puffs of insulation. I am very happy with this item! I'd give it 10 stars if I could.
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Although not in the product description, some assembly is required. You will need scissors, a flat head screw driver and some elbow grease. The scissors are needed to cut the enclosed diagram to be placed on the bottom of the unit when installing base (legs) and wheels. The four legs have to be snapped/pushed onto the outer rim prior to attaching with screw driver and the handles must be installed also.

-The 8 gallon size is easy to roll and not too heavy if lifted/carried. Perfect for cleaning baseboards, ceilings or moving to the garage to clean vehicles.
-The 5.5 Hp motor is quieter than expected and is quite powerful. I gave it a test run by using the floor attachment to vacuum a room with a vinyl floor covering. The suction was so strong the attachment kept sticking to the floor but it picked up everything in it's path.
-This model can be used as a blower-I didn't recall seeing this in the description but was pleasantly surprised to see, in the instruction manual, that this function is included and can be used by moving the hose from the front of the unit to the exhaust opening on the back.

-On Board Tool Attachment Not Included
The on board tool attachment should be standard on all Shop Vacs as you have many attachments/pieces to keep up with. You can, however, purchase the accessory separately. I'm trying to find one now.
-Strong New Smell
I would caution anyone who is sensitive to odors this vacuum might not be for you. It has a really strong odor, similar to creosote treated lumber or tar. I assembled the vacuum at the office and placed in the cab of my truck (windows vented). When I opened the door to get in that evening......WOW! It's not as noticeable in open areas but you can still smell it.....Hopefully this will diminish with use.
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