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Old 05-04-2021, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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I would argue shop vacs are marketed more towards handymans where as traditional household vacuums are more tailored towards a family audience


Also disagree with me all you want, but shop vacs would suit all purpose needs much more than a traditional houswhold vac since 1. They're arguably more versatile and 2. They're designed for more heavy duty use, by comparison your average traditional household vac starts wearing off already in a 3-5 year mark
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Old 05-04-2021, 05:01 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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there loud as hell
the filtration on them sucks
hard to maneuver
they don't clean as well as a unit with the beater brush on it
i'll stick to my rainbow
What makes you think ordinary vacuums are any quieter?
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Old 05-04-2021, 07:49 PM
 
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What makes you think ordinary vacuums are any quieter?
Quality ones are quiet.
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Old 05-05-2021, 06:27 AM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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Quality ones are quiet.
Diffusers anyone??
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Old 05-15-2021, 02:56 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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To be fair is all marketing illusions too

For example, there are portable shop vacs you can use for more lightweight and light duty applications, in fact I plan on buying a 2nd shop vac as one
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:02 AM
 
Location: Wooster, Ohio
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Diffusers anyone??
I bought an exhaust diffuser for my Sears wet-dry vac. I suppose it helps a bit, but it is still too noisy to use without hearing protection.
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Old 05-16-2021, 06:10 AM
 
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I think they are pretty terrible vaccum unless you need to suck up water. I don't even have one anymore. I use my regular vaccum for my car because it works so much better than a Shop Vac. But, I find all cheap vaccums to be junk
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Old 05-17-2021, 07:44 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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I think they are pretty terrible vaccum unless you need to suck up water. I don't even have one anymore. I use my regular vaccum for my car because it works so much better than a Shop Vac. But, I find all cheap vaccums to be junk
What shop vacs did you use?
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Old 05-17-2021, 11:18 PM
 
Location: Round Rock, TX
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I just vacuumed the first floor of our home and our stairway using a shop vac, the results were astonishingly decent, especially considering I just used a 13 ft aftermarket hose from Amazon
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Old 05-18-2021, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Raleigh
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I would argue shop vacs are marketed more towards handymans where as traditional household vacuums are more tailored towards a family audience


Also disagree with me all you want, but shop vacs would suit all purpose needs much more than a traditional houswhold vac since 1. They're arguably more versatile and 2. They're designed for more heavy duty use, by comparison your average traditional household vac starts wearing off already in a 3-5 year mark
Well, no. Not if you have carpet anyway. You need the rotating beater brush for carpets. Hard surfaces/tile? Probably a wash.
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