In recent days we heard that the holiday-timed “special value” wet/dry vacs offered by big box retailers this month are under-powered and bundled with puny accessories. One commentor even described the $39 Lowes Shop Vac performance as anemic. This is something we already knew, that the “special buys” are not full-featured or heavy duty models, but many people find the low prices extremely appealing.
Today’s Amazon deal of the day is a 12-gallon Shop Vac that’s powered by a 6.5 peak HP motor. This makes it appreciably more powerful than the puny 4.5HP 14-gallon model recently on sale at Lowes.
The Ultra Pro series wet/dry vac comes with a detachable blower, 8-foot 2-1/2″ lock-on hose, 18-foot power cord, several extension wands, nozzles, a crevice tool, additional 2-1/2″ hose attachments and accessories, a disposable bag, and a pleated filter.
All this for $90 on sale with free shipping. The regular price is about $130+. Deal ends 11/30/12 unless Amazon sells out sooner.
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If we were in the market for a new wet/dry shop vacuum, this is probably the model we’d buy.