​4 of the Most Powerful Wet/Dry Vacs on the Market

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4 of the Most Powerful Wet/Dry Vacs on the Market

From hardworking jobsites to the most frequently visited home workshops, having a powerful vac in your lineup can save precious time at cleanup. But knowing which vac is most powerful goes beyond peak horse power. Below we look at four of the top-rated, most powerful wet/dry vacs currently on the market.

1. Vacmaster Professionalâ Beast Series™ 16-Gallon 6.5 Peak Wet/Dry Vac

The most powerful vac of the Vacmaster family is the 16-gallon professional Beast due to its mighty suction power and high-performance motor. The best-in-class air flow easily tackles tough jobs around the job site, shop or in the garage, achieving an impressive 64-inch water lift. Watch it go head-to-head with the leading brand here.

2. Craftsman XSP 12-Gallon, 5.5 peak horsepower Wet/Dry Vac

Reviewers of this 12-Gallon vac say it’s one of the most powerful vacs they’ve ever tested; cleaning up 2.2 gallons of water in ten seconds. The extra long cord length and drain port make it favorable with users. 

3. Ridgid 14-Gallon 6 Peak horsepower Wet/Dry Vac

Known for its capacity and power, the Ridgid 14-gallon is good for cleaning up coarse and fine debris easily; and reportedly has an excellent dust filter—a must for powerful suction. Reviewers noted that its 360-degree movement and dual-flex hose makes it easy to maneuver and move in any direction.

4. Shop-Vac 12-Gallon 6.5 horsepower Wet/Dry Vac

The priciest of all four of the wet/dry vacs, Shop Vac’s 12-gallon option is good for everyday messes and cleanups. Some reviewers appreciated it’s consistent, steady ability to clean up small messes quickly.

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