Almost perfect but not quite
July 26, 2014
I bought this vac for my auto detailing shop. The employees hated it because the attachments were to big to use in tight spaces in cars. They especially complained about the wand being to long and too big to use in small cars. I then purchased a Shop-vac 906-87-19 Universal Tool Adapter so the smaller tools from out 5 gallon Shop vacs could be used. This pacified them somewhat but I notice they still prefer the smaller wheel-less 5 gallon vacs to work on a car. I, however have used the customized detail vac and like the long hose, long cord, wheels, switch up front and great power. It amazes me that a 2.5 hp vac has the same or better suction than the 5.5 5 gallon ones. Must have something to do with the 2 stage motor. But I don't like the stiffness of the long hose, it's like trying to wrestle an alligator. And I agree with my employees that the wand is to long and large. Maybe if it were flexible it would work better.
Switch up front
8 gallon size
Cons:Long hose not flexible enough (too stiff)
Attachments ok for large SUV's but not small cars
Should come with a Shop-vac 906-87-19 Universal Tool Adapter so smaller tools could be used out of the box
The free gift is basically worthless. When I use as wet vac I take filter off and it works fine.
I would recommend this to a friend after informing them of the machines short comings.