Wet Dry Vacuum Comparison
Wet Dry Vacuum Comparison Guide
If you are getting ready to purchase a wet-dry vacuum, this comparison may help you. Your final decision may be based upon the size of the unit, accessories included and price. For the most part, wet-dry vacuums are fairly simple . They have minimal moving parts. The electric motor and air impeller represent the primary mechanical components. Yes, I know the caster type wheels move as well, but they are simple moving parts.
To the best of my knowledge, there are really only two major players in the wet-dry vacuum business. They are Ridgid Tool Company and Shop-Vac. There are three other companies, Clarke Industries, Dayton Electric Manufacturing Co., and Fein Power Tools. My guess is that they will be a surprise to you as they were to me. I have never seen one of these vacs. Here is how you can contact each company for literature:
- Clarke Industries
- Dayton Electric Mfg Co.
- Fein Power Tools
- Ridgid Tool Company
|Mfr.||Model #||Peak HP||Capacity||Drain Plug||Warranty|
|Ridgid||WD 1245||5.0||12 gal||Yes||Lifetime|
|Ridgid||WD 1665||6.0||16 gal||Yes||Lifetime|
|Ridgid||WD 1850||6.5||16 gal||Yes||Lifetime|
|Ridgid||WD 5500||5.0||5 gal||Yes||Lifetime|
|Shop-Vac||925-40-10||4.0||10 gal||Yes||1 year|
|Shop-Vac||925-41-10||5.0||12 gal||Yes||1 year|
|Shop-Vac||925-63-10||6.0||12 gal||Yes||1 year|
|Shop-Vac||925-46-10||6.5||15 gal||Yes||1 year|
Click here to watch a video on two types of wet dry shop vacuums.