Craftsman Wet/Dry Vacuum 6-Gal 3 Peak

Last updated date: April 26, 2019

DWYM Score
8.1

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We looked at the top 1 Wet Dry Vacuums and dug through the reviews from 9 of the most popular review sites including Morning Chores, BestReviews, Top Ten Reviews, Woodwork Boss, The Wet Dry Vacuum, Vacuum EZ and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wet Dry Vacuum you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 64 expert reviews, the Craftsmen Craftsman Wet/Dry Vacuum 6-Gal 3 Peak placed 7th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.0
9 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.5
18 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
One of the highlights of this super cleaning machine is that it is bagless and has a filter which minimizes any excess dust, so as well as being hygienic, the bagless function means you will save money.
- Morning Chores
Portable, stable product, from a reputable company.
- BestReviews
With a long hose and two extension wands, it has more than 17 feet of reach.
- Top Ten Reviews
January 7, 2019 | Full review
A 3-peak horsepower motor that will help in cleaning your indoor and outdoor areas powers this Craftsman model
- HouseholdMe
This Craftsman also boasted the easiest to remove filter, with a screw cap which was more intuitive than the usual twist-and-pull dance we had to deal with on other models.
- Reviewed
February 20, 2017 | Full review
Craftsman definitely took this into consideration when it added full 360-degree swiveling casters – finally, no more pulling and yanking on the hose and knocking the whole thing over when you’re twisting around trying to get into tight spots.
- The Saw Guy
February 14, 2019 | Full review
The machine has a large on/off switch which fires the motor up in seconds, and the hose is easy to remove and reattach as needed.
- Woodwork Boss
February 24, 2018 | Full review
TheCraftsman 12004 6 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum comes with a long-lasting 6-gallon polypropylene water tank that can easily be moved around.
- The Wet Dry Vacuum
The Craftsman 12004 comes with a 3 peak HP motor, which is powerful. The motor will effectively capture dirt, debris, and water around your home, in a short time.
- Vacuum EZ
What experts didn't like
Wheels don’t lock onto body.
- Morning Chores
Shorter cord and lower HP than some competitors.
- BestReviews
At 96 dB, this vacuum is noticeably louder than its competitors.
- Top Ten Reviews
January 7, 2019 | Full review
The only weak spot was the Craftsman's lack of attachments. It comes with two extension wands, a floor squeegee for wet pickup, and a utility nozzle. That covers wet and dry pretty well—but some of the competition came with more.
- Reviewed
February 20, 2017 | Full review
A bit bulky for storage, and no option for wall mount.
- The Saw Guy
February 14, 2019 | Full review
On the downside, there is no plug on the 12004, so when you vacuum water, you’ll actually need to dump this one.
- Woodwork Boss
February 24, 2018 | Full review
Power cord and hose are not very long.
- Vacuum EZ

From The Manufacturer

Overall Product Rankings

1. WORKSHOP Wet/Dry Vac 16-Gal
Overall Score: 9.4
Expert Reviews: 5
2. Vacmaster Wet/Dry Vacuum 12-Gal
Overall Score: 9.0
Expert Reviews: 8
3. Armor All Wet/Dry Vacuum 2.5 Gal
Overall Score: 8.8
Expert Reviews: 8
4. Bissell Garage Pro Wet/Dry Vacuum
Overall Score: 8.6
Expert Reviews: 3
5. Shop-Vac Wet Dry Vacuum 5-Gal
Overall Score: 8.3
Expert Reviews: 4
6. Stanley Wet/Dry Vacuum 4-Gal
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 4
7. Craftsman Wet/Dry Vacuum 6-Gal 3 Peak
Overall Score: 8.1
Expert Reviews: 9
8. Shop-Vac Wet/Dry Micro Vacuum
Overall Score: 7.7
Expert Reviews: 3
9. DEWALT 20-Volt MAX Wet/Dry Vacuum
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 8
10. Stanley Wet/Dry Vacuum 3-Gal
Overall Score: 7.5
Expert Reviews: 3

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