We asked Hart Tools – a TTI brand – if there were any new tools coming to the brand, and nobody got back to us. A whole year after they relaunched the Hart Tools brand at Walmart, I expected to see some new items.
Scouting out their website for tool deals, even though Hart and Walmart said their prices were low enough that they didn’t expect to offer any discounts, I came across this tiny Hart 6 gallon shop vacuum priced at $29.
Is this an early Black Friday 2020 vacuum deal? Or was it this price all along? Nobody at Hart has responded to our previous inquiries, and so we’ve got nobody to ask. I’m guessing this is a Black Friday type deal – there are only 3 user reviews so far and they were all posted this week.
I was hoping to see a $49 Hart shop vacuum deal that would compete against the types of wet/dry shop vacuums that Home Depot and Lowe’s typically bring to market for the holiday shopping season, but this seems like a decent deal nonetheless.
This Hart vacuum is as basic as they come, but that’s really what most people look for in a 6-gallon vac.
It features a 6 gallon stainless steel collection tank, “5 peak HP” motor, 8-foot power cord, and 6-foot 1-7/8″ hose. It comes with casters, 2 extension wands, a utility nozzle, crevice tool, reusable cloth filter, and foam wet filter.
Hart says that the vacuum offers “14′ of cleaning reach with hose and power cord,” which I suppose is what you get at maximum cord and hose extension. I’m surprised they didn’t add the length of the extension wands into that calculation.
What’s odd is that they say the manufacturer is Cleva North America, Inc. TTI has several vacuum brands in their corporate umbrella. Cleva North America is a competitor, with brands such as Vacmaster and Dura-Vac in their portfolio.
In my “compare” link, there’s a Vacmaster 6 gallon vacuum with “3 peak HP” motor, stainless steel drum, and several upgraded features compared to this Hart vac, such as a drain port and more premium caster base with built-in wand and accessory storage. But, it’s more than double the price.
At $29 on sale (Walmart has a $58 price crossed out), this Hart vac is a no-frills and basic model, but maybe that’s all you need.
Something you should also keep in mind is that Hart tools are aimed at Walmart shoppers, and are thus everyday-level of homeowner quality. I wouldn’t trust this vac to hold up in professional usage environments.