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    Need a new Shop Vac and I need your wisdom to make a choice.

    Well, my 25+ year old Craftsman shop vac just died and now need a new one. I would appreciate your expert advice to help me make a choice I will not regret. I am looking at 10-15 gallon units.

    Here is my first consideration. I like the shiny ones.

    Shop Vac

    Thoughts?
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    Looks like a good choice Randy. I would also look for "quiet" models. These darn vacs are so stinking loud anymore...
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    Randy, I'm not a fan of the big 2 1/4" or 2 1/2" hoses. The last shop vacuum we got I bought the adapter to use the 1 1/4" hose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dieselshadow View Post
    Looks like a good choice Randy. I would also look for "quiet" models. These darn vacs are so stinking loud anymore...
    Excellent point. Got any recommendations?

    Here is a bullet point from the description.

    Operates with little noise at a super quiet sound level


    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    Randy, I'm not a fan of the big 2 1/4" or 2 1/2" hoses. The last shop vacuum we got I bought the adapter to use the 1 1/4" hose.
    Please elaborate. The one I chose has a 210 CFM, should handle the larger hose.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RandyM View Post
    Please elaborate. The one I chose has a 210 CFM, should handle the larger hose.
    I'm sure it will. I just don't like the bigger bulky hoses. I'm a rather small guy.

    Good article... Vacuum cleaner ratings and reviews - Free power information
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    I hate generic claims like "super quiet" or "mega powerful." I prefer actual db levels posted, but the manufacturer would have to compete then wouldn't they?

    No, I don't have any specific recommendations. But shopping at CPO will at least ensure you get a deal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmo2 View Post
    I'm sure it will. I just don't like the bigger bulky hoses. I'm a rather small guy.

    Good article... Vacuum cleaner ratings and reviews - Free power information
    I wonder if they use the description "this vacuum has the power to suck a golf ball through a garden hose"?
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    I like the Shop Vac that you selected.....although, I wish Shop Vac would put their "built in tool basket" on this model vac. The issue that I always have is, when I want to use the vac, where are all of the attachments.

    Shop Vac includes their "built in tool basket" on their industrial line vacuums although they also cost $100.00 more.

    Of course with your skills Randy, you could fabricate a tool basket from aluminum!!!

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    Another tip. I used one of those pump vacs once to suck up and pump out some water in an elevator pit. The oil within the water quickly destroyed the impeller in the pump ruining it. Clean water is the only thing they can pump. The tolerances within the pump are large enough to allow the pump to run dry without harm, so it didn't take much to ruin it to the point it doesn't work. I kinda see the pump feature as gimmicky.
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    Need a new Shop Vac and I need your wisdom to make a choice.

    Randy,
    I have a shiny Shop Vac similar to the one you linked, slightly lesser model as I think I gave $99.99 for it on sale. It too replaced my almost 20yo Craftsman that burned its motor up. I really like this shiny vac and it's much quieter than that old vac. I don't use it much as I tend to grab for my small hand held shop vac more often due to its portability.
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