Shop-Vac Ultra Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac, 45 L
Great shop vac for lots of jobs
This vaccum has done nothing but good for my remodeling projects on the house we bought.
Wet or dry this vac does the job.
I like the stainless look and it's very powerfull and comes with many attachements.
Greater purchase if you can get it on sale :)
May 12, 2013
Very happy with purchase
I got this vacuum for 40% off so I ended up paying 149.95 plus tax. This vacuum has incredible suction! The 6.5HP motor is loud, but boy does it clean. My only worry about the vacuum is the hose. The hose seems like it is not very durable and will develop breaks over time. All of the shop vacs use the same type of hose and my other shop vac has lasted for years.
February 17, 2013
Cheap motor with no bearings
I was shocked to see the motor has no bearings just exposed brass bushings on each end. It is the same size as a 5/16 solder free brass compression fitting. My model lasted a year and is now burning out with the motor shaft bouncing around in an enlarged brass bushing. Shocking for their top model.
January 4, 2013
Great customer service from shop vac
Assembled vacuum, finding instructions typical, that is, apply to different models so a little confusing. One is directed to cut out a little template, tape to the bottom of the canister in order to place the wheels correctly. Thought this kind of 'dorky' and simply 'eyeballed' it making it all symmetrical with respect to the hose. One would think locating marks could be made in the manufacturing process. Performance/suction is fantastic and it is very quiet. Hose seems a little thin and in my opinion could tend to collapse if it were stepped on..
Went on line to register with shop vac. They have you fill out a little questionnaire in the process. I mentioned that the sample general purpose vacuum bag they include was damaged with mine. It was rubbing against something during shipping and had 4 little holes. I mentioned it as an FYI, not wanting anything. They promptly e-mailed and then sent me a package of bags/ Great customer service. Sorry, i've written a novel again..
July 14, 2012
shop-vac ultra SS wet/dry,45 L failure
Purchased top of the line SS ,should be more durable than all plastic shop vac. Went to use vacum to clean up water removal chore and the vacum cabinet leaked. Checked vacum drain and saw leak from welded bottom. Open up and found all the welds as well as assembly screws badly rusted. All the rusted seams are leaking and the vacum is not even a year old! Bad grade stainless steel!!!
Definitely something to look out for as I never thought stainless steel would rust out. The steel welds expose the inferior quality caracteristics of the the SS
December 24, 2011
out performs and worth the money
I had the blue 12 gal version that lost power over time. I traded up to this and wow what a difference!
I use it probably harder than most people would (wet leaves, stuff on garage floor, brick chips.. anything I don't pick up by hand) Each time it works tremendously. Bag compatible (reduces dust going to motor) long cord and a hose that screws onto the head (I pull the vacuum by the hose so this is great). Noise suppression at the exhaust (still lots of power). This is the industrial gold standard for people that want maximum suction- and exhaust that blows kiwis off the vine!! (I do that too!)
July 21, 2011
Purchased item on sale for $159.99. Have used many times and the performance is excellent. Good suction and the casters and handle make moving the vacuum very easy. Would recommend product.
June 10, 2011
I bought this vacuum on sale and i am glad i did. Its super powerful with a large capactiy for extended cleaning. I would definately reccommend this to anybody.
June 8, 2011