Rated 4.3 out of 5 by 219
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Alphy did what i needed done
needed to clean soot from oil furnace, and it did that, it will also inflate an air mattres
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Fafa Works great for the price
Best bucket vacuum ever. Really, the best ever, bucket vacuum.
December 10, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by jdiy well designed
This is just the minimalist type design of a shop-vac I was looking for. It snaps on to "Homer's Bucket" and has great suction. I pulled up carpet/padding to prep for hardwood. This sucked up the dust and carpet fluffs great until I thought I needed to replace the filter. I did, but still had poor suction. Then I realized the carpet had clogged the hose. After that I tried to not twist the hose so much as I was maneuvering around the rooms. You will need an extension cord if you are not close to what you want to vacuum because the cord is ~10.' Great price to top it off!
April 19, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by maybesbabies A lifesaver!
I bought this bucket vac shortly after moving into my new home. Our garage is built into a hillside, and during an incredibly heavy rain it started flooding. Since many of our boxes were still in the garage unpacked, I had to do something quick or risk losing half of my stuff. We ran to Home Depot and got this bucket vac. With a bucket brigade set up, we were able to remove the lake that had formed and keep the water at bay long enough to get all our our precious items out. It was a small miracle, since I couldn't afford the pricier shop-vac at the time.
Since that time, I've used it to clean up soil from a plant that was knocked over, blow pine needles out of my gutters, and many other things. This little guy is amazing!
September 29, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Elwood Outstanding performer for the price.
A friend gave me a buckethead for Christmas and I have found it to be my favorite vac ever since (great gift for me). It is now my Truck carried job vac. I have cleaned jobsites with it, used it to blow insulation, sucked up nasty water spills with it, and thought I had killed it this winter as a result. I didn't clean out some water from the bucket and It was simply too damp and cold and froze-up the works in my truck. I thawed it inside the house and the next day it ran like new. I LOVE it. There aren't many things this inexpensive that will do so much and are durable enough to survive the abuse that I can give it. I would have liked a longer cord and a longer hose on it but, for the price it is a GEM. If mine dies I will buy another.
March 19, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by sgtlarry7479 good value wet/dry vac.
I use it in an emergency to get up water from a broken bathroom toilet It got most of the water out of the carpet and fans did the rest.
I then used it with a portable generator as a gold dredge by cutting a hole in the bucket that allowed lighter material to leave the bucket but kept the heavier black sands, gold and rocks in the bottom of the bucket. The hole must be near the top of the bucket. It is not made for this but it works as a small dredge.
If you need a small job wet/dry vac or a small gold dredge at $21.98 you can't go wrong.
July 8, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by johnxy888 Amazing little product
I recently purchased this product because I do some small jobs around my apartment and car.
- Design. I really appreciate good, thoughtful design, and this product checks the right boxes. The way it uses the very common 5 gal bucket is simply ingenious.
- Size. Nice and compact; very nice for someone with limited space, like me
- Function. Impressive amount of suction
- Only one attachment for the hose
- Hose could be a bit longer
- No labeling on which side is suction/exhaust
Overall, this vac fits very nicely in my life, and has been a joy to use.
November 15, 2010
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Sdskinman Perfect Vac
This vacuum is perfect for your everyday clean-up needs. It has plenty of power to suck up large messes and given its design features allows you to switch buckets in the middle of your task and continue, leaving disposal and cleaning til the very end. The Bucket Head is also more storage friendly taking less room in your home or vehicle. With a longer power cord for easier mobility and a hose extension this vacuums versatility would be unmatched. I recommend this to every homeowner and contractors alike, pound for pound it is by far the best vacuum for your bucket!
December 2, 2009
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by katt3029 Love this product!
I bought this item for doing some really messy jobs around my home. I needed to suck gray water out of my basement & didn't want to spend tons of money on something I may have to throw away after because it is ruined. This little vac works great! It did that job & many others and is still working great. Whats nice is if the tub gets cracked I can go get another bucket for way less than a traditional shop vac would be. The only con I can think of is there aren't wheels on the bottom or a wheel base for it (though I'm sure with some ingenuity you could create something to make it wheel around) I have not purchased any accessories to go with it as I am not in need of any at the moment, but I do know there are some that go with it available.
September 18, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by theman5176 Not Worth Time
I purchased this product and it worked for five minuets. Don' waste you time with this item.
November 3, 2014
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by sailorchris do not change the design
you changed the design of the interior vacuum cage. now the standard "wet filter" does not work with this vacuum.
good one....not really! there is no added benefit to the changes you have made to the vacuum filter cage.
why did you do that....
i guess you just assume everybody is vacuuming clean water all the time and nobody would ever need i filter "ON" for wet vac use.......WRONG!
i have 15 of these vacs and replace them as needed...
now the new model doesn't work as a wet vac in my shop....
think before you move..........
August 29, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by rodman934 Big Vacuum Small Size
I gave this vacuum a little test drive as soon as I got home from the store. I assembled it in less than a minute and started vacuuming up gravel and rocks off my garage floor. To my surprise, this vacuum picked up everything!
It is louder than you think it would be since it is so small, but what vacuum is as quiet as you would like it to be? It has great sucking power and I love the idea that is attaches to a 5 gal bucket. I'll be buying more of these in the future. I might even sell my big 6 gal shop vac and replace it with one of these.
August 8, 2011
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by bears01 Great Product
Product is compact and convienent. An extension tube would be good and should be easier to find. Accesories should be located by the product.
October 28, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by skm5 Great vacuum
This is a great little shop vac for the projects you do not want to have to expose your other shop vac to. We use this one for our pond, for the barbeque grill or any job that is really dirty. Since it goes into a bucket , it is easy to clean and start again. Ours take a great deal of a beating and may only last one season, but it is low in cost and has saved my more expensive shop vac a lot.
June 17, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nekolin amazing
this is amazing it works better then my 200$ shopvac the store i shop at however doest carry anything for it which seems pretty idiotic to me.
October 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Cdaler Handy small shop vac
Picked one up for use in my camp trailer since it is easier to use than constant sweeping. Works great. Picked up another one for around the house for small projects and very pleased with the suction and everything.
September 23, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Nonamegiven worthless, leaks
Throws out all the dust or whatever your picking up out the discharge. Why even use it if it will spay everywhere.
September 30, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by FLGuy Decent Option for Wet/Dry Vac
It's a wet/dry vacuum head that fits onto a Home Depot bucket. Works fine.
You must buy the bucket separately.
October 7, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by DIYinSD Worked for less than 10 min
Used the vac for ~10 min for light wet vacuum work when it just stopped. Not sure what caused it to fail.
September 21, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Retiredengineer Bargain for second shop vacuum!
I bought this to use as a second garage vacuum that could stay in "wet" mode, while my regular vacuum stayed in "dry" mode. Very handy, and a super bargain! I used it to suck out the condensate drip line on my air conditioner. Excellent for that, and much easier to empty and clean a round five gallon bucket than a standard shop vacuum.
June 24, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jenk201 Excellent, compact, powerful vacuum.
First saw the vac in store and impressed by small size and very compact. Utilized the device in conjunction with a sandblasting cabinet and the manner it fit in such a small area beneath cabinet, extremely powerful suction for such small vacuum, and the ability to simply snap on and off standard 5 gallon buckets made this the absolute best purchase in awhile. Very, very, excellent product for the price.
May 13, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Scott Replace the switch
This is the least expensive shop vac you will find. The switch will fail. Just replace it or remove it and use the plug as the switch.
September 22, 2014
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by SamB Great Price, Not Capable of Moderate to Heavy Cleaning
Awesome price - we bought this to help us suck up acorn shells and leaves that were strewn across the garage of a house we had just bought (the garage had sat for a long time - there were a LOT of acorn and walnut shells!). We thought this would help the process go a lot faster, but it wouldn't pick up hardly anything with the exception of some of the leaves. The vacuum feature just wasn't powerful enough to pick up the acorn shells. We ended up returning this.
December 10, 2013
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Brian great addition
This one is much easier to transport and not the space taker versus the full size wet/dry vac. It works both modes quite well. I carry more than one 10 gal buckets when there are bigger cleanup demands. So far I have not needed the too large wet/dry vac as the Bucket Head has been up to all projects.
July 8, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by kona Not impressed
I bought this as a temp until I could find a replacment wet/dry vac for my garage. The first use was vacuuming up about a cubic foot of sawdust, dust sand and misc. small bits of hardware off the concrete. It seemed to work ok. The second time I used it was on straight sawdust from a planer. It doesn't have enough weight to keep from tipping over, the vacuum hose plugged every 10 seconds with 1/16 wood chips and the suction even when it was working properly isn't enough to pick up sawdust efficiently, let alone dog hair from the trucks back seat. I would only recommend this vac to someone who might use it occasionally for a specific use. If you're looking for a shop vac, then buy a real Shop Vac brand tool. I thought the price was right on this one, but you get what you pay for.
November 12, 2012
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by nlwtx fantastic, affordable
We were staining the concrete in our house and needed a wet vac to clean it off first and to use with the etcher. We didn't want to spend a lot of money, since this may or may not be something we use frequently in the future. The bucket head did a wonderful job!
Some reviewers have complained that it doesn't come with attachments, but I bought an extender hose and squeegee/ brush head made for another brand, and we had no problems (it is a standard 1.25" hose, so there really are plenty of available options).
November 30, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by acspec123 Powerful, versatile
the 5 gallon bucket gives me the ability to replace it when it becomes dirty and it is easier to keep clean than my old Shop-vac. The beveled hose end seems a little impractical for using attachments.
July 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by SMITTY WORTH IT! WHY PAY FOR WHAT YA DON'T NEED!
HAD A FLOOD IN BASEMENT...THIS WORKS IN A PINCH WITH A HOME DEPOT BUCKET (a few $$) and STORAGE IS THEREFORE 1/3 or a REGULAR WET/DRY VAC.
THE MONEY SAVED , AND THE SPACE SAVED..MAKES THIS INGENIOUS ITEM A HIT!
Smitty, NEW YORK
July 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Jeff Plenty of power. Easy to use, and such a simple great idea.
You can store the hose right in the bucket. It's light and easy to use. Especially if your removing water. The unit will bog down when the bucket is almost full. Simply pop the top off and go dump it and your ready for more.
I am a plumber, and change a lot of toilets out. Most people will spill the remaining water when they lift a toilet off the wax ring. I used this little vac and never had that problem.
January 18, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by mattkc02 It does what its supposed to
I needed a cheap shop vac that I didn't mind throwing away at the end of the job. This fit the bill. Its cheap, has good suction, and also blows. The filter doesn't work that great for very fine particles though.
July 22, 2014