Rated 3.6 out of 5 by 7
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by Dave Great Small Powerful Unit
The reason for my purchase was to use it daily in my Paint your Own Pottery Studio. This tool is a key part of my QC (quality control) process. I use it to prep and load my kilns with artwork to protect them from debris that could be stirred up by the vent fan. There are more duties it is used for as assigned. It is a great machine, long limp 30’electrical cord for easy cord management, long vacuum hose with horse hair attachment which makes cleaning delicate fire brick easy without damage. Great with all other jobs around the studio.
Initially, it was received with a broken caster base due to shipping and receiving. After negotiating I kept the one without wheels for studio and bought a second one to help out at home.
February 27, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by PaddyMac Great price for a true HEPA vac!
I purchased this vacuum to comply with the EPA's LRRP rule, and was very surprised at the powerful suction. I was assured by Vacmaster's Customer Service that replacement filters will be available through Home Depot and Amazon in the very near future. The only really poor design feature that I have noted thus far is the plastic snap hasps that secure the motor and filter to the canister. I have a feeling that I will be replacing them in the future after this vac has kicked around in my van for a couple of months. I researched these HEPA vacs for months, and this is the least expensive that I've found.
February 26, 2012
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by xoldtimecarpenter Works well
The vacuum has good performance, and is relative lydurable for a plastic item. Light-weight and easy to move around. On a construction site, the wheels are pretty useless. The hose is not long enough to work with most power tools to collect dust -- so plan on buying a longer hose for this purpose.
HEPA Filter and Pre-filter kit available from Amazon. Filter bag that comes with the vacuum is lame.It tore away from its cardboard anchor when about half full. A better filter bag is available from ACE - Type E 90661. This filter bag is larger, wraps around the container and does not tear away.
July 9, 2012
Rated 1.0 out of 5.0 by qqqq good HEPA filtering
This is a really decent HEPA vac, but it could only be shipped & arrived with a connection button missing so the hose will not hold together.
June 20, 2014
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Sabastian Good Value in a HEPA vac
Great suction Used on a Shrouded sander very little dust escaping. Like others I am having a difficult time finding replacement bags. Need to stay up an running with this so I hope HD gets their act together. That these are not available in store makes HD's lead safe week seem trivial.
March 30, 2013
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Flea23 Where do we buy filters?
I can't find these filters anywhere. Vacmaster won't even get back to me. It's a nice vacuum if I could just find the filter!
January 23, 2012
Rated 3.0 out of 5.0 by FMandJM Vacuum seems to work as expected.
There is no information on how to obtain replacement filters, and the initial assembly instructions are so brief as to be of little use.
January 10, 2012