This is a nice shop vac. It is supposed to work for wet and dry jobs, but ours became musty and moldy smelling after using it on a wet job. I need to tear it apart and clean it with bleach. Overall a good product, just be careful using it for wet jobs.
Mounted this vacuum near the pass-thru door from my garage. Plenty of hose length to reach both cars in the garage and still be usable in part of the house. Easily unclips from wall rack to take to other parts of the house or back yard. Surprising amount of suction power from such a compact vacuum. Works extremely well on wet pickup. Since I use it often for wet vacuuming, I left the accessory tray off the side (mounts on either side...) to facilitate emptying the liquid from the vac - instead mounted it on the wall next to the mounting bracket. This unit replaced a similar (wall mounted ) Craftsman vac that burned out after one year of service! The remote on/off switching is a great feature too. Pleant of accessories included for just about any vacuuming job.
- How did the color on site compare with the actual product? Perfect
- Please tell us about the quality of the product. Looks like a lot of thought went into the design. Looks to be built to last. Rating on motor seems accurate
- How accurate was the on site description of the product? Right on.
This is by far the best Vac system for cleaning your car. After I mounted it onto the wall and pulled my vehicle up and turned it on from the hose in my jeep I could not even hear the unit on. Plus it was cleaning as good as any car wash vac that I have ever used. My other shop vac is going to the curb. It is Awesome, I mean it. The hand on off control is so cool.
Quiet is nice but not when it means no power. 5 horse power? I don't think so. My 2.5 horsepower Craftsman is way more powerful and the stretchy hose is no fun to fight with. Remote is nice but shuts off all the time. Look for a different vac.
More Powerful than bigger units. Light weight makes it easy to remove from the wall bracket and take it with you to other projects. The smaller and longer hose(s) make it easy to reach areas, especially when claening the car / truck. A Highly recommend unit.
1. VERY BAD DESIGN: The hoses have numerous joints where the coupling ridge is reversed from how it should join - meaning that the ridge faces towards the incoming flow so as you can imagine any object large than a dust particle will hang on the ridges (three of them from nozzle to tank) and it clogs CONSTANTLY. There is no other tank vacuum on the market that has this poor design so buy one of them. Oh, and this hose has a couplings like NO other manufacturer so you can't just swap hoses. 2. The air flow is TERRIBLE. I have a Shop-Vac 5hp peak and the suction power is awesome. However this Vacmaster unit has less suction than my (near dead) DustBuster - matter of fact it has nearly zero suction. Don't buy this if you want to vacuum anything other than feathers and Don't plan on using the extension hose because when you add that on the suction dies to a point it won't even pick up dust. 3. NO CAPACITY in the tank. Other companies have this issue too, but it is no excuse. The entire 5 gallon capacity is wasted with an HUGE filter (which by the way is outrageously priced to replace so be prepared for that also). A friend of mine that is an engieer estimated that this actually has less than 1.5 gallon capacity with the filter installed (and of course you cannot vac without a filter now can you!). 4. Yeah, the remote control handle is cool, but the product is junk. Go buy yourself a Shop Vac for half the price and deal with shutting it on/off at the tank. You will be much happier. I sooo regret buying this piece of junk and I am so mad that a company would sell something with such a bad design for ANY PRICE! This thing is going in my garage sale for a huge loss now. Don't be the next victim.