good sized shop vac This shop-vac arrived quickly and is exactly as advertised, I find myself using it all the time. The paper filter clogs quickly and needs to be shaken off frequently, especially with fine particles like saw dust. I guess that's to be expected.
I bought this shop vac for $50 here on Amazon, and now see that's they're charging almost $90. It's certainly worth $50, but I wouldn't have bought it for almost twice as much....more info
GREAT PURCHASE!!! Vacmaster 8-Gallon 4 HP Wet/Dry Vacuum #VJ809
BEST PURCHASE i MADE THIS YEAR. CLEANED MY ENTIRE BASEMENT - BROOM CLEAN. NEXT STOP - ATTIC. EASY TO MANIPULATE FOR SOMEONE WITH ARTHRITIS. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND....more info
super-suction with a big hose This replaced my old Sears Craftsman Shop-Vac which was failing due to old age and my forgetting to always use a filter. The Vacmaster was easy to assemble and has great suction. Large diameter hose. I don't think it uses a bag; at least I didn't see a bag mentioned in the instructions and a bag was not included in the box.
No clear advantages to this machine With its relatively low capacity and 4 HP motor there is not much to recommend this machine at nearly 60 dollars. It also lacks a squeegee attachment which most vacs have standard.
To me it looks like it may be made by the same factory that make HD's Rigid line. Considering that those come with a lifetime warranty for the same price or less (I recently saw a 12 gal. 5 HP for 50 dollars) There does not seem to be a good reason to buy this.
Still, I bought it and it works as advertised....more info