Rated 4.7 out of 5Â by 307
Rated 4 out of 5Â by Danan Highly recommend even though silencer quit working a few months in
I love this shop vac. I actually use it for my house because I've got hardwood & tile and I wanted superior suction power to get all the fur and dust motes. It is very impressive how quite it is when it's being silenced properly. But something happened to mine a few months in and it is now very loud by comparison to when I first got it. That being said, it's still not that loud when you compare it to other shop vacs out there. So I'm still happy. I just need to send it in some day to have it taken apart and repaired. There is a muffler built in to this vac which I replaced, but that was not the problem.
Overall, despite my issues I still highly recommend it. I've been using it regularly for a little over 2 years now.
October 17, 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by EvenBettor Quiet and Generic Bags Fit Perfect
Researched through Consumer Reports and was impressed by power-to-sound ratios of this model, plus the somewhat smaller footprint compared to the 60-litre models. Have had it two weeks through a three-room reno. So far so good. Did buy the muffler/diffuser option, it is no louder than our regular vac, and it sucks up everything. Really happy that I went with the larger 2.5-inch hose, not the 1 7/8; no blockages so far.
The sales person was good enough to suggest that I buy the generic bags (3 for $20) instead of the Ridgid ones (2 for $15). They are made by the same manufacturer and they fit perfectly. So far, I have emptied the bag once, then re-used it a second time, and just dumped it in favour of a new one, now that the drywall phase is over. I should have bought one of these 15 years ago!
February 26, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5Â by eedmon 53L portable wet/dry vac
We were having a leakage problem in the basement, one where we could not find the leak because it appeared as though it was seeping up from the foundation. We visited a homedepot store and inquired as to which vac. would be the best for our problem.I could not dig yet(winter) so i anticipated this leak to re-occur quite often.As it turned out it was the water heater press. valve that had been sticking and it finally let go.The vac. was so good it not only kept up with the occasional leaks but also the big flood.If it wasn't for this product my basement would have sustained a lot more damage than it did. The best part was how fast and convenient it was to empty.great product good price rcommend it to anyone
February 27, 2007
Rated 4 out of 5Â by MotoRoto Great Vacuum
I purchased this for cleaning my garage floor in the winter months. My garage is quite small and this is not, I got tired of lugging it up & down the basement stairs so I set it up as built in that empties to my basement floor drain. Works great and still has strong suction through 22 feet of 3 inch ABS pipe 8 feet of which is vertical.
I would not call it quiet, even with the optional "muffler", but it's my first shop vac so I have nothing to compare it to; although with it in my basement it's not overly obtrusive througout the house.
July 14, 2008
Rated 5 out of 5Â by mldw Works great. Lots of power and low noise. Using it with a fine dust bag for cleaning up drywall dust with no problem.
November 12, 2012