If you need a serious shop vac for heavy-duty clean ups, consider the Craftsman 16 Gallon 6.5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac. This model has a powerful 6.5-peak horsepower motor, making it ideal for garages and job sites featuring large-scale renovations, construction, etc. The vacuum comes with a utility nozzle, wet nozzle, and car nozzle as well as a 2-1/2-inch hose that’s designed not to kink.
Other great features are the power cord organizer and on-board hose storage as well as the Qwik Lock Filter Fastening System, which allows users to easily swap out the wet dry vacuum filters. The machine also has an extra-large drain to quickly and easily empty liquids and a blowing port, so users can remove debris such as leaves from decks, garage floors, etc.
While the vacuum is a little bulky, it’s not very heavy, so it’s not too cumbersome to move around. There have been some complaints that it emits an unpleasant rubber and plastic odor for a short period of time, but it eventually dissipates.