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  • Wet/Dry Vac opinions wanted

    Hi all
    I had this posted in the wood working section but didn't get much response.

    I am looking at getting a new Vacuum. I have a 16gal 6hp. Craftman unit (With the removable blower) but I want to leave it at our cottage up north.

    My main use will probably be garage clean-up and used to clean out the cars.
    I am thinking about the Ridgid 4.5gal 5hp Pro Pack, or one of the base 4gal 5hp wet/dry vac. I am thinking I will like the portability and ease of storage, but I am also very fearful that I may loose some performance. I don't mind if I have to dump more often, but I don't want to sacrifice any suction.

    The larger units have 6 and 6.5 hp motors (MORE POWER) , but I am wondering how much difference I will notice.

    Any opinions?

    If I am loosing a lot of performance by going to these compact units, then I will just deal with a larger bulky unit like my craftsman. If perfomance loss is minimal, then the compact unit may be for me.

  • #2
    gotta love a 90 day no questions asked return policy to determine if a ridgid product will perform to your expectations ... try it


    • #3
      You will not be wanting for more suction power with the Pro-Pack. It really sucks well!
      Tools Rule