Rated 4.2 out of 5 by 46
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by specialk this product is built to last!
i have been needing to relace my shop vac,read up on the latest models and got the 14 gal one. the power is amazing!
March 23, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Tetranius High durability. high price.
i've always wanted this durable orange hose for my vac, but it was expensive. when my original, black hose went busto after 3 years or use, i was excited to but this pro hose.
-super flexible. like a giant orange wet noodle... or something.
-its longer than the original hose.
-hard, yet flexible fittings hug and grasp the accessories better than the solid plastic ones. i found the plastic fittings get worn as grit particles scrape away as theyre inserted hundreds of times during their lifetimes. this hose doesnt have that problem.
-i imagine the corrugations inside the hose will cause turbulence and may rob power from the vac, though i didnt notice a difference in power. experiments are needed.
-this hose is rather pricey. it was actually more expensive than the vac itself but i was lucky to get my vac during a one-time sale (9 gallon for $39.95)
amazing quality, but is it worth the high price? almost, so 4 stars
November 17, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by RM11 quality
I own a mobile car wash. This hose is used every day. It works very well, no loss of suction, no kinks.
January 7, 2015
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Morpowr Works good
Bought this to connect my saws/belt sander to my shop-vac to cut down clean up. All the parts I needed to accomplish this were in the kit, works great
April 14, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by DPrice Good, could be better
Compared to the hose that comes standard on the Rigid wet/dry vacuum that I purchased this product is superior. It is longer and more flexible than the standard hose. I have not used the standard hose, but it appears it will not withstand hard use. It is made of rigid plastic and could be crushed or cracked under the right circumstances. The universal hose comes with two adapters that will allow its use on any Rigid model vacuum cleaner. I have been told this hose will probably adapt to the Craftsman vacuums, but I have no knowledge of that. The only problem I have with this hose is it won't stay attached to the steel wand of the heavy duty cleaning kit I also purchased. It keeps sliding off after a few minutes of use. Perhaps I haven't found the correct adapter for it. If all else fails I'll duct tape it on. That's why I gave it 4 stars instead of 5. All around it is a very good purchase.
May 4, 2011
Rated 2.0 out of 5.0 by pbsoko Could be a lot better; hose is way too small.
The hose itself is much harder than the original hose that came with the shop vac. This one will not collapse and will retain its shape. However, that is where the benefit ends. This hose is much narrower; this is quite limiting.
The larger hose allowed bigger items to "tumble" their way into the canister, whereas this hose is too narrow to allow that so the items just get stuck.
For instance, when cleaning around a plan table there are lots of "post it" notes lying around. They get stuck in this hose. Yes, a little crumpled post it note cannot make it through this hose w/o getting lodged.
The idea is good, but the size is not. The usefulness drops considerable due to this. I rate this 2 stars because of this and would not recommend this to anyone that plans on using their vac a lot.
September 14, 2010
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Chris why doesn't the vacuum come with this?
The hose is great, top quality. Although I would like it to be a few feet longer. I don't like that they give you a lousy quality one with the vacuum and you have to buy this one for almost $40 additional.
March 25, 2015
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by oldman the vacuum has good features but is a little louder than I would like.
I purchased this vacuum because it has a better filter system than my old shop vac. The hose is a bit stiffer than I had hoped for and there is a bit more noise than I would like.
December 25, 2014