Stanley Lightweight Wet Dry Vacuum, 4-Gallon

Last updated: January 18, 2022


We looked at the top Wet Dry Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wet Dry Vacuum you should buy.

Product Details

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Stanley Lightweight Wet Dry Vacuum, 4-Gallon placed 17th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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.

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Expert Reviews


What reviewers liked

The tank is solid and stylish, with a stainless steel exterior and a strong handle for lifting and moving the vacuum around.
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.

What reviewers 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.
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.
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