Rated 3.8 out of 5 by 12
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by Kay Didn't fit
Does not fit Craftsman 8-gal. wet/dry vac model 338.179201. The packaging makes it sound like it fits all Rigid and Craftsman wet/dry vacs.
September 18, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by believer007 PRICE - DON'T BE SCARED...
...i almost didn't buy it because of the price...glad i did anyway!
this filter is AWESOME...super easy to clean, nothing gets past it, truly a once and done filter - IF you don't abuse it.
i had some concerns because the little wing nut on the bottom of my stock filter had nowhere to go - don['t worry about it. this filter won't fall off (unless you're doing some high speed vacuuming on a gravel road).
cleaning is simple, tap it out. to remove what doesn't fall out of the filter riffles, simply hold the filter horizontal, and use your other hand to GENTLY stroke against the folds and the dirt/dust, will fall right out.
December 8, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TooShortName Answer to drywall dust
After sanding three passes on nearly 300 square feet (with 12 recessed lights and 26 corners) of ceiling the little 1.5 HP Craftsman 8 gallon wed/dry vacuum with this filter is still delivering respectable suction.
A damp rag over the vacuum's outlet revealed that little or no drywall dust (even after 180 grit sanding) was making it past the filter.
To top it off this amazing filter cleaned up to "like-new" with some vigorous tapping and quite a few blasts of compressed air.
Rarely does a product live up to its advertising copy -- and particularly in a "real-world" setting. This product does.
Win November 2014
November 16, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by OBXKoastie Best wet-dry filter ever made
I have owned my Clean Stream filter made by Gore Industries for over twenty years. No matter what I vacuum up from glass shards to muck from the bottom of our pond, this filter has never been damaged. Take it off the mount, hose it off, let it dry and it is good for another year or more. For the price, you cannot beat it. My original Craftsman filter lasted about a year and I replaced it with the Clean Stream. I use mine on a Craftsman Vac and purchased one for each of my sons and step sons Rigid vacs. When you calculate the cost/year of use, this is the least expensive and best filter available..
October 30, 2014
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by BilltheEngineer Filters very well and doesn't choke off vacuum until its really clogged
I use this in a Ridgid shop vac and it performs really well. There is no dust blown out the exhaust. It seems to take forever for it to get clogged. And cleaning is pretty easy, just knock it on its side to knock loose most of the dirt in the pleats. Next just rinse is with water on the outside to get the rest out. Just remember to not use compressed air or a brush to clean it. it is pretty easy to loosen or knock off the coating on the outside of the filter with a brush or if you get to close with compressed air.
March 9, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Nick Very Easy To Use
I would say the easiest filter to change no wing nut and cover just the filter press on fits snug no need for securing nut. Wonderful design you got this one right and good value for the price use as a dust collection system filter and air quality is very good!
May 21, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by JTPB Best filter ever!!
I have 3 Craftsman shop vacs and the filter was compatible with each one. The cost is about 1/3 more than the Craftsman replacement but I anticipate it will last maybe 10x's more with the ability to wash it out. Last week I was vacuuming up sheetrock dust. This is the finest filter I have ever used for this purpose. I highly recommend this product.
January 24, 2014
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Gino poor suction
I have a rigid 9 gallon, 3.5 HP vac and this filter does not work with it. With this filter, my shop vac has less suction than it did with the clogged filter it replaced. I will be returning it.
March 9, 2014