Simple and powerful. I used it to clean a large fountain and was startled by how quickly it sucked water. Had I known, I would've gotten a larger model; this one fills up in a flash. Be sure not to use the default paper filter for water applications. There's a spongey slip-on for that.
I've had this for about 8 months, and have used it maybe half a dozen times. Was vacuuming my car and it just stopped dead. Of course, now it's out of warranty. I contacted Sears Customer Service via chat and was literally told "Unfortunately, we don't live in a perfect world...." It wasn't the best comment for me to hear when it seems the vacuum was defective. I wouldn't buy one again. That's unfortunate, because I've always liked Craftsman products.
TWO THUMBS DOWN FOR POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE. I UNDERSTAND MANY SEARS LOCATIONS ARE CLOSING BUT STILL NO EXCUSE. AS FAR AS THE PRODUCT, I HAVENT ACTUALLY USE NO CANT RATE YET BUT MY IN STORE PICK UP EXPERIENCE WAS HORRID.
Sears delivery is unable to handle corrections. The checkout never asked for the shipping location, when I tried to redirect, I had to wait for it to ship and refuse. That was not possible for me. 800# assured me that it was resolved, then blamed me and would not correct or refund. Some porch pirate has about $85 worth of my goods and I am out the $$. No more SEARS online for me, SEARS taught me a lesson.