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Craftsman 16 gal. 6.5 HP Wet/Dry Vac Set with Detachable Blower

Item# 00912008000P | Model# 12008 | Added on July 19, 2013 |
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Ready for Anything This 16 gal. wet/dry vac set by Craftsman lets you tackle tough cleanup at the job site, shop and around your home. The powerful 6.5 HP motor vacuums away wood chunks, broken glass, liquid and more without a problem. With the touch of a button, this vacuum converts to a 265 MPH handheld blower, blowing away leaves and debris. Whether you need to drain a flooded basement, clean up sawdust or remove leaves from your driveway, you'll be ready with this Craftsman vacuum.

  • Includes a hose bracket set, cartridge filter, wet pickup foam filter, crevice tool, utility nozzle, car nozzle and blower adapter
  • Powered by a 6.5 peak HP motor to make easy work out of hard jobs
  • A large 16 gal. tank helps you vacuum more with less refilling
  • Converts to a 265 MPH handheld blower with the press of a button
  • The quick-empty liquid drain is perfect for cleaning up flooded basements
  • Top tray storage gives you easy access to tools
  • On-board organizers store your hose, accessories and power cord
  • A total 27' reach, with the help of a 7' hose, 20' power cord and 2 extension wands, helps you clean up big job sites
  • Heavy-duty 360° swivel casters makes it easy to move around on most surfaces
  • Air/noise diffuser reduces blowback and sound while operating
  • A large dust-sealed switch gives you easy control
  • The ergonomic handle is comfortable to carry
This product comes with:
Owner's Manual (1)Product Warranty
WARNING: California Residents - Proposition 65
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By CoachSteve
December 10th, 2016
Outstanding Build Quality, Performance & Price!

My 15 year old Craftsman 16 gal. Vac w/ detachable blower died a couple of weeks ago in the middle of a job and I needed a replacement immediately. I did a quick comparison of various brands that had comparable features and price. ********** had their Ridgid vac with the same features across the board on sale for $15.00 less than this vac, and, since there was a HD store closer to me than a Sears store, I bought the Ridgid. As soon as I took it out of the box, I could tell I had made a mistake. The build quality was flimsy and just felt cheap. As soon as I got it assembled and turned it on, it wss obvious it was not going to cut it as my daily-use vac. I'm a detailer and I use my vac every day for both wet and dry jobs. For my purposes, the vac has to be sturdy and built well, it has to have outstanding suction and superior blowing, and its attachments must be built to last. The Ridgid lacked all of these requirements. This vac surpassed all of my expectations! The 15 year old vac I replaced was starting to get tired and you could hear it in the motor every time it was used. But, it still ran and had good suction and all of the attachments still fit tight. Why I even gave the Ridgid a second thought I'll never know. The design of this vac is excellent with one exception: the cord coming out the side rather than the rear of the motor/vac head. It's annoying and tends to be a hindrance in some situations but it's not enough of an issue to lower its rating in my opinion. It's much quieter than my old vac, that was a welcome feature. The larger drain is nice too. It drains much faster than the older model. The fitment is excellent all around. The attachments fit nice and snug, the hose attaches and stays attached even when I'm pulling the vac around half full by the hose! The most important feature of a vac is its suction and this one's got incredible suction. I usually have two and sometimes three hoses connected together and even with that length there is no noticeable loss of suction. You won't find a vac with comparable motor specs that has better suction. Period! As a blower, it exceeded my expectations. It does a great job blowing out the dust and debris in my shop. I especially like the ability to connect the hose to the blower port. After washing a vehicle, I go around and blow the water out of all the crevices and other places water likes to hide and slowly drip out. I much prefer only having to support a hose with an attachment than carrying the whole vac head around. The hose and nozzle is much easier to maneuver. Hopefully, I won't still be detailing 15 years from now but if this vac is built as well as its predecessor, it'll still be going strong if I am. Whether it's for the occasional wet/dry mess or heavy daily use,I can't recommend this vac highly enough.

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By Chuck_o
April 4th, 2017

The older shop vacs were much, much better.... this is the second new one of this model that has died in a very short time due to motor brushes arching and melting plastic motor parts. Replacement brushes not available and a replacement motor costs more than buying a new unit. Craftsman quality has diminished!

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William Benson
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Motor burnt out after very little usage


I picked up this shop vac last September and in less than 9 months of very light use, the motor smells like it's burning, making a strange noise and slows down after a minute of use.

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