Stanley Wet/Dry Vacuum 4-Gal

Last updated date: April 26, 2019

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In our analysis of 59 expert reviews, the Stanley Stanley Wet/Dry Vacuum 4-Gal placed 6th when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
596 user reviews
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What experts liked
The tank is solid and stylish, with a stainless steel exterior and a strong handle for lifting and moving the vacuum around.
- Top Ten Reviews
Increasing the size of the storage tank on a shop vac will allow you to work longer without having to empty it. The Stanley Pro Stainless Steel sits in the middle of small and large shop vac options with an eight gallon tank.
- The Spruce
What experts didn't like
The first thing you'll notice when you turn on the Stanley is how loud it is. The tank is simply too small to diffuse the noise of a 4-horsepower motor, and we tested this shop vacuum at a maximum volume of 97 dB. That's the loudest of all the wet-dry vacuums in our rankings.
- Top Ten Reviews
This Stanley was the strangest of the wet/dry vacuums we tested—and not in a good way. It also lacked in power and isn't a great value.
- Reviewed
February 20, 2017 | Full review

From The Manufacturer

The Stanley SL18129 Portable Stainless Steel Series 4-Gallon 4 Peak Horsepower Wet or Dry vacuum Cleaner features: High performance motor provides maximum power. Light weight compact design for easy carrying. 10-Feet power cord with cord wrap design for easy organized and storage. 4 swivel casters provide convenient multi-direction maneuverability. Accessories included 1-1 or 4-Inch by 5-Feet flexible hose, three extension wands, crevice nozzle, utility nozzle, floor brush, reusable dry filter, foam filter. Disposable filter bag and dust bag (optional). Specifications: HP: 4.0 HP Voltage: 120-Volt, 60-Hertz Tank size: 4-Gallon Airflow: 70 CFM vacuum: 17.5 kPa. Stanley wet or dry vacuum provide superior performance in any environment. From a portable wall-mounted 1-Gallon, 1.5 Peak HP vacuum great for a variety of clean-up tasks any room at home and the garage to the rugged 16-Gallon, 6.5 Peak HP Stainless Steel vacuum for heavy-duty use, Stanley vacuums make short work of even the toughest jobs, saving you time and effort. Vacuum-the number one name in vacuum industry.

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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