Rated 3.3 out of 5 by 125
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Franko Vaccum muffler
This thing works! I am happy I purchased it. It should have been included with the original purchase of the vacuum. I now can use the tool without headphones.
October 18, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Bone15 Doesn't work
Don't buy it. A piece of tissue paper would do better to reduce the noise.
October 4, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Ah Useless
It did nothing for my vacuum. Nice difference whatsoever.
October 4, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Jimd Provides some noise reduction
My Ridgid shop vacuum, with a HEPA filter does a good job of picking up dirt and not filling the air with dust. It was somewhat noisy, so after several years of use I've added this muffler. I haven't checked the drop in DB, but the noise level has dropped slightly.
September 27, 2016
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by drjimdmd Accessory Documentation poor
Vacuum is excellent, but comes with only one tool. There is no documentation on the box what size hose comes with the tool. Additional accessories come in a few sizes and the stores I went to had these all mixed up in the bins they were supposed to be in. Took multiple trips to store to fully equip the unit with all necessary accessories.The manual does not specify the hose diameter either.
Additional extension tubes which come with most other vacs are not included. Total cost to outfit this tool is greater than their more powerful vacs which come with many more accessores standard.
Seems a lot to pay for a portable in light of above.
June 9, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by Disappointed Not worth buying - I did not hear any difference with or without it.
I purchased the product because I feel the vacuum is too loud. However, I did not feel that the level of noise decreased at all and returned it.
August 16, 2016
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Wizardman Use muffler/ diffuser in place of vf3500 filter for wet applications
Why use paper filter vf 3500 for wet applications and chance ruining the $16 unit?
Remove the vf 3500 paper filter and then use muffler as external filter; you can add additional material inside muffler (loose enough as not to impede airflow), or attach additional filter paper or similar externally with rubber bands, tape or nylon slip ties.
Easy to clean up after use, keeps liquid inside of tank from misting out of unit.
July 28, 2016
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by BrotherBart Doesn't work at all
Can't complain about the quality of this item. It has a hook so it locks on the vacuum cleaner, the plastic is the usual plastic for vacuum cleaner accessories (very hardy)... however I simply can NOT hear any difference. Am I mistaken there isn't a louder vacuum cleaner than a RIGID? I have a Craftstman (6.5 PHP) Shopvac and a Rigid 5HP PHP. My Craftsman has no noise reduction and it has to be 1/3rd - 1/2 as loud even though it's bigger. I thought putting this noise reducer would maybe make the Rigid as quiet but putting this on didn't seem to make any effect. Maybe it reduces it 3% I don't know, but having a vacuum that's deafening and lowering its sound amount by 3% is still deafening.
April 5, 2016