Tagged: quiet vacuum
- February 17, 2017 at 10:28 am #27798
I searched far and wide for a shop vac that is legitimately quiet. My buddy has a Fein shop vac, which is probably the quietest shop vac you can get, but it’s also $300. Today I picked up a Craftsman 12002 for $65.00 (with a $5 coupon), and to my ears it is just about as quiet as the Fein in my buddy’s shop.
I’m sharing here because I had a difficult time finding any information online regarding quiet shop vacuums, and several companies advertise their vacuums as being “Ultra Quiet” even though they are well over 80db.
Before I bought the new Craftsman vacuum, my shop vac was the loudest tool in my shop by far. The new vacuum is probably one of the quietest tools I have. I had honestly got to the point that I avoided running the vacuum unless it was absolutely necessary, out of respect for the neighbors.
Here’s a link for the vacuum: https://www.craftsman.com/products/craftsman-ultra-quiet-4-gallon-5-peak-hp-portable-household-wet-dry-vacFebruary 17, 2017 at 10:50 am #27801
Oh man, we all need this. $65!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!February 17, 2017 at 10:54 am #27802
I just did a search on amazon and this came up as well. They look identical other than the color, http://amzn.to/2kRGSni.
I am going to run over to Sears today if I get a bit of free time and see if I can score a good deal, they are $78 on amazon for the craftsman.February 17, 2017 at 11:14 am #27803
Okay, let us know what you think!
According to the Question/Answer section of the Sears website, “Per our tool team the noise level of this unit is 68-72 dB.”
Yeah, I think I read that Cleva (parent of VacMaster) is the manufacturer, so that’s probably the exact same machine.February 17, 2017 at 11:25 am #27804
BTW, when I was searching for quiet shop vacs, I came across this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x2tUwdSVJJ4
I got a good laugh out of it. “You could hear a pin drop over it if you wanted.” LMAOFebruary 17, 2017 at 11:27 am #27805
Great! I’ve been looking into this and voila! Thanks!February 19, 2017 at 11:39 am #27913
vicious1, did you end up getting a vacuum at Sears? I’m super curious to get your thoughts.
I just finished printing this Dust Deputy style cyclone dust collector on Thingiverse, I’ll post up a review tomorrow after the epoxy cures (It’s optimized for machines with shorter Z axis, so it prints in three parts and has to be glued together): http://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2104717February 19, 2017 at 11:40 am #27914
Nothing at my sears, If I do it I will go for the amazon one first. It has to be the same thing, if not amazon has an amazing return policy.February 19, 2017 at 2:13 pm #27931
Btw, it’s far more expensive for the same machine here in Canada. I’ll likely order one from Amazon as well.February 22, 2017 at 10:08 am #28181
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