Vacmaster Wet/Dry Vacuum 12-Gal

Last updated date: April 26, 2019

DWYM Score
9.0

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We looked at the top 1 Wet Dry Vacuums and dug through the reviews from 8 of the most popular review sites including Woodwork Boss, Garage Tool Advisor, Vacuum EZ and more. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wet Dry Vacuum you should buy.

Overall Take

In our analysis of 63 expert reviews, the Vacmaster Vacmaster Wet/Dry Vacuum 12-Gal placed 2nd when we looked at the top 10 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
9.2
8 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
8.6
3,946 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
A 5-peak HP motor that’s sufficient for most ordinary home cleaning requirements powers this unit. You can use the unit for cleaning hard flooring, thick carpeting, and furniture.
- HouseholdMe
The vac’s powerful suction capabilities combined with this large hose can really accelerate extraction time, an essential function during an emergency water removal event.
- Floor Critics
August 2, 2018 | Full review
An auto-shutoff float valve lets you know when the tank is full and needs to be emptied.
- Best Vacuum Cleaner Central
November 11, 2013 | Full review
It’s ultra well-designed wheel bases give it excellent balance, and its 12ft power cord and 7ft hose (not including extensions) give you over 20ft of reach without having to bust out the extension cord.
- The Saw Guy
This vacuum has a detachable motor, meaning it can instantly turn into a corded leaf blower that's easy to tote around the yard or use for garage cleanup.
- Reviewed
This unit comes with a ton of goodies straight out of the box including the blower nozzles, and adapter for the blower want, and two extension wands. You will also get a car nozzle, crevice tool, 8” utility nozzle, and an air/noise diffuser.
- Woodwork Boss
February 24, 2018 | Full review
The Vacmaster is capable of moving air at up to 200 mph, and strong enough to move built-up leaves, dirt, and debris with its 5 horsepower motor.
- Garage Tool Advisor
The Vacmaster VBV1210 is composed of a sturdy polypropylene construction, which can take abuse without breaking down. The vacuum cleaner also has heavy duty casters, which will hold up to all the cleaning tasks that you will be faced with.
- Vacuum EZ
What experts didn't like
The cord length could be longer. At 12’ long, it’s a bit short by industry standards. Most users have adapted by adding a permanent extension cord to the operation, especially when utilizing the detachable leaf blower function.
- Floor Critics
August 2, 2018 | Full review
Power cord is too short and it lacks suction.
- Best Vacuum Cleaner Central
November 11, 2013 | Full review
Filter replacement/swapping from dry to wet filter could be simpler.
- The Saw Guy
The only problem we found with this VacMaster was its power: It sucked up 1.36 gallons of water in ten seconds, placing it in the middle of the pack.
- Reviewed
We also felt the suction wasn’t quite as strong as we’ve seen with similar models in the 5 HP range although it will get the job done and is not underpowered by any means. The short cord is also something you’ll want to keep in mind.
- Woodwork Boss
February 24, 2018 | Full review
Does not have a HEPA filter.
- Vacuum EZ

From The Manufacturer

With this convenient 2-in-1 tool, you get a powerful 5 peak HP wet/dry vac that converts to a 210 MPH leaf blower with an effortless press of a button. No more hassling with cumbersome latches and locks. This wet/dry vacuum has a rugged 12 gallon polypropylene tank, on-board accessory storage, an extra large drain for fast emptying and 11 accessories that will be useful for most vacuum and blower applications. The versatile and powerful Vacmaster VBV1210 Detachable Blower Vac easily converts from a standard wet/dry vacuum to a detachable blower. Perfect for all kinds of around-the-house cleanup jobs, this handy vac assembles in minutes, shifts easily between modes, and provides powerful suction and an extra large drain port for efficient, reliable use. Two Powerful Tools in One The VBV1210 offers two powerful tools in one package, easily converting from a standard wet/dry vacuum to a detachable blower. Whether the job is draining a clogged utility sink, blowing saw dust off your workbench, or vacuuming your car's upholstery, the VBV1210 can take care of it. And thanks to its tough polypropylene construction and heavy-duty casters, the VBV1210 is sure to last, so you can depend on it for any cleaning task that may come your way. Effortlessly Converts from Vacuum to Blower The VBV1210 is cleverly designed to quickly and easily transition from vacuum to blower and back again. Just flick the release button with one finger to select the mode you need. Get the Job Done Quickly and Efficiently Equipped with a five horsepower (peak) motor, the VBV1210 blows air at 210 MPH for quick cleanup. Additionally, a 12-gallon tank combines with an extra-large drain port to minimize downtime, and a 12-foot cord gives you plenty of range and conveniently wraps for storage. What's more, handles ensure comfortable portability, while an over-sized and dust-sealed power switch makes for simple, dependable operation. On-Board Storage and Easy Assembly The VBV1210 comes with eight accessories to help you get the job done right. To keep those accessories organized, the VBV1210 provides on-board storage on the casters and power head. Also, this vacuum assembles in minutes, so you can start taking care of cleanup jobs right away. The VBV1210 is backed by a two-year warranty.

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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