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Stihl SE 33 Wet Dry Vacuum

Stihl Designs a Versatile and Affordable Vacuum Stihl doesn’t have a super deep line of wet/dry vacuums available. Up until very recently, they’ve had one Pro model (the SE 122) and one designed for consumer applications (the SE 62). However, as we’ve found out recently, the line is soon to expand. The Stihl SE 33 […]

Best Wet-Dry Shop Vacuum Buying Guide

Best Shop Vac Reviews 2021

The best shop vacs come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and price points. Nearly every store that sells tools also sells shop vacuums. These handy tools range from larger-capacity units to smaller, portable models. We separate shop vacs from dust extractors based on hose size and intended use. Our picks for best shop vac […]

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Packout 2.5 Gallon Wet-Dry Vacuum

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Packout 2.5 Gallon Wet-Dry Vacuum

Milwaukee Brings a Wet/Dry Vac to Join the Packout Team The Milwaukee Packout modular system might be the tippy top of what the industry has on offer for complete modular tool storage and transport solutions. And, with the addition of the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Packout Wet-Dry Vacuum (model 0970-20), the system looks like it’s now… […]

Makita 18V Cordless Compact Vacuums

Makita 18V Cordless Compact Vacuums – 4 Models

Makita currently has four 18V compact vacuums that meet different needs for the professional. They vary in airflow, capacity, and static lift. This seems to give the Makita 18V Cordless vacuums the range needed to fit almost any application and price point. Four Makita 18V Cordless Compact Vacuums The four Makita 18V Cordless Compact Vacuums […]

RIDGID NXT Wet-Dry Vacs

RIDGID NXT Wet/Dry Vacs Include One with Removable Blower

RIDGID has long provided tradesmen, Pros, and consumers with powerful job site vacuums. The wet/dry vacs deliver impressive CFMs and tons of collection ability for big messes. The RIDGID NXT wet/dry vacs include 6, 12, 14 and 16-gallon models. These new Ridgid tools include revised ergonomics with enhanced features designed for easier job site cleanup. […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Makita Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum XCV11

There’s a new Makita cordless wet/dry vacuum that’s coming on the scene as part of their 18V LXT lineup. Here’s the skinny: Table 1 Ready One of the big questions we get with every new vacuum is whether or not it’s Table 1 compliant. The short answer is that this Makita cordless wet/dry vac is. […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Bosch 300 CFM Dust Extractor GAS20-17AH

The new Bosch 300 CFM dust extractor is coming and the major talking point is, well, it’s a 300 CFM dust extractor with automatic filter cleaning! Suction power at this level opens the door to a couple of possibilities you won’t approach with a standard vacuum. Pros 300 CFM lets you run two 6″ grinders […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ryobi 18V 3-Gallon Project Wet/Dry Vacuum

Ryobi Cordless 3-Gallon Project Vacuum: 18V One+ P3240

PTR co-founder Tom Gaige just finished helping my friend, Jeff Hogan, wrap up a new workshop next to his house. As one of the more knowledgeable DIYers in my local area, I put the new Ryobi Cordless 3-Gallon Project Vacuum in his hands to see what he thinks and how he implements into his system […]

Bosch Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with HEPA Filter

Bosch Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with HEPA Filter GAS18V-3N

There’s another cordless vacuum coming to a job site near you. The Bosch cordless wet/dry vacuum has a few elements to its feature set that you might not expect in a first generation product like this. Obviously, the big deal is the fact that this is a cordless vacuum. You only need one Bosch 18V […]

Review7.5(out of 10)
Shop-Vac 4-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

Shop-Vac 4-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

For our recent Best Wet/Dry Vac Buying Guide, we took a look at 13 of the most popular and newest models of shop vacuums available (or, in this case, available soon). We looked at small, medium, and larger capacity models to see which vacuums had the best performance, power, fit and finish, feature sets, and […]