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    Craftsman Wet/Dry Vac

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    The one I have looks very much like that one but I`m not sure of the model number.

    Mine works great and the blower is a very nice plus. I like the low profile style as it`s much more stable and less likely to tip over. The blower is very easy to detach and does a great job on the leaves. No more raking....well ok..very little raking. I`m glad I got mine....no complaints.

    I also got a long extension hose so I could leave the vac in one place and still be able to reach all of the truck. I put hooks in the ceiling of the garage and wrapped the hose up there leaving it hanging down over the vac. When I want to vac the truck or the garage floor I unwrap as much of the hose as I need. It`s much quicker and easier that pulling the whole thing, cord and all, clear across the garage.
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    what horsepower rating is yours? How does it do with extracting and I was wondering if the blower could be a good replacement for an air compressor to blow out side view mirrors and engines and such? Thanks for any info.

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    Originally posted by 89GTA
    JimS
    what horsepower rating is yours? How does it do with extracting and I was wondering if the blower could be a good replacement for an air compressor to blow out side view mirrors and engines and such? Thanks for any info.
    I can`t remember what hp mine is but it`s no bigger than the first link you gave and that`s the only one in your post that I looked at.

    I haven`t used it as an extractor...yet..and I sincerely hope that I don`t need to. Meaning, I don`t want my carpet that wet ever.

    I just went back and looked at your original post and be careful about the accessory kit you`re considering. I don`t think the hose size of those accessorys will fit on the wet/dry vac you are considering.
    The blower works great to help dry all the areas you mentioned. It really puts out some air.
    Dream big and be willing to do the work to get there.

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    I have a 3.5 HP Craftsman wet/dry vac that I`ve had for few years and is great. I`ve only used it for vac`in my vehicles out.
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    I have a 6.5 H.P. Craftsman very similar to the one you`ve shown. Mine is a couple of years older. It is a very powerful vacuum. The blower works the way you would expect it too also. It is VERY loud however. I understand that you can purchase a muffler for them but have never gotten around to it.
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    JimS is right. The accesories will not fit the wet/dry vac. Neverthess, I think they sell an adapter.

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    Originally posted by andriver
    JimS is right. The accesories will not fit the wet/dry vac. Neverthess, I think they sell an adapter.
    Using the smaller accessories with an adapter might crank up the vac power too....dontcha think?
    Dream big and be willing to do the work to get there.

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    Here`s the model that I use on a regular basis.

    Craftsman 3 gal. Wet-Dry Vac, 3 hp with Blower Port
    The lightweight 3 hp Car Vac features an attached shoulder strap and motor strong enough to pick up both water and debris. Sears item #00917768000 Mfr. model #17768
    http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/produ...id=00917768000

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    Thank you for all your responses....Decision time....hmmmm......and aSpecial thanks for the heads up on the car tools fitting the Dry/Vac......
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    Originally posted by CrobarCars
    Thank you for all your responses....Decision time....hmmmm......and aSpecial thanks for the heads up on the car tools fitting the Dry/Vac......
    I DONE GOOD!

    You`re very welcome. Enjoy the vac/blower. You won`t be sorry you got it.
    Dream big and be willing to do the work to get there.

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    Hey Crowbar,

    I have been using that model for about a year and a half now and absolutely love it!! It has a ton of power, and the blower is superior on there. There is an optional handle attachment that is awesome, and the crevice kit is good too.

    Good luck with yours!
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