Shop-Vac Wet Dry Vacuum 5-Gal

Last updated date: April 26, 2019

DWYM Score
8.3

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We looked at the top 1 Wet Dry Vacuums and dug through the reviews from 4 of the most popular review sites including BestReviews, Neat Flooring, A Quiet Refuge and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wet Dry Vacuum you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 59 expert reviews, the Shop-Vac Shop-Vac Wet Dry Vacuum 5-Gal placed 5th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.7
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
7.4
496 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Stainless steal. Reliable collection bag minimizes mess.
- BestReviews
Thanks to 3 extension wands included in the set, this model will fit people of different height saving them the need to constantly bend while cleaning.
- Best Advisor
The first thing that will catch your eye is probably its stainless steel body. This makes it a good fit for use in a workshop where it may need to be a bit tougher than the ordinary vacuum. I
- Neat Flooring
The on board tool storage helps you easily keep it wherever you need to. Forget about the machine that tips over as this one comes with a full circumference dolly.
- A Quiet Refuge
What experts didn't like
Some owners have difficulty finding accesories to fit the 1.25-inch hose.
- BestReviews
The power cord is rather short.
- Best Advisor
The hose tends to clog when you are dealing with big debris say from a construction site.
- Neat Flooring

From The Manufacturer

Shop-Vac wet dry vacuum includes 7' x 1.25" hose, (3) extension wands, 10" wet dry nozzle, Gulper nozzle, crevice tool, cartridge filter, foam sleeve, and filter bag. This unit features, top carry handle, rear blower port, and positive latch system.

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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