Budget Quiet Shop Vac – Craftsman 12002

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  • #27798

    Mic Vee
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    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-vac

    #27801

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    Oh man, we all need this. $65!!!! Thank you so much for sharing!

    #27802

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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.

    #27803

    Mic Vee
    Participant

    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.

    #27804

    Mic Vee
    Participant

    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.” LMAO

    #27805

    P3DCNC
    Participant

    Great! I’ve been looking into this and voila! Thanks!

    #27913

    Mic Vee
    Participant

    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:2104717

    #27914

    Ryan
    Keymaster

    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.

    #27931

    P3DCNC
    Participant

    Btw, it’s far more expensive for the same machine here in Canada. I’ll likely order one from Amazon as well.

    #28181

    P3DCNC
    Participant

    It looks this may be similar from the looks of it but no mention that it’s a quiet vac. Canadian Tire version ?

    Kinda pricey too. $149.00 CDN

    #45674

    Alakey
    Participant

    As for vacuum cleaners – there are quite a few useful tips and articles on all types of vacuum cleaners – https://bestvacuum.reviews/

    #46264

    James Donnelly
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    As for vacuum cleaners – there are quite a few useful tips and articles on all types of vacuum cleaners – https://bestvacuum.reviews/

    Haha this is quite funny.  Are you a machine or a person?  Come on own up and we can have some fun.

    https://www.vicious1.com/forum/topic/good-source-of-stainless-tubing-uk/#post-39023

    Why not equip a garage or a barn for your needs?

    Deliciously random.

    #46448

    Alakey
    Participant

    Go, I`m real, want some photos? 😀

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