Product Review: Shop-Vac 5951400 6.5 Peak hp Wet/Dry Vacuum, 14Gal
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Specifications: 14Gal, 6.5 HP,
Pros: A lot of volume and yet not very heavy, good price and value.
Cons: Assembling the back wheel could have been easier.
My Rating: 10 out of 10
Shop-Vac 5951400 6.5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vacuum, 14 Gal. Product Overview
Shop-Vac make workshop vacuums in a range of size from around 2.5 gallons up to 24 gallons. The Shop-Vac 5951400 is a mid range workshop vacuum with good horse power and a great selection of attachments. At 14 gallon it provides a lot of room to fill up but still not be too heavy. It comes with the follow features and attachments:
- 8 foot hose with two extension wans.
- 3 nozzle accessories: a 14-in Floor nozzle, a 8-in utility nozzle and a crevice tool as well as a elbow.
- There is a useful storage area at the back to hold the attachments.
- There is a hose holder on the top back so you can wrap the hose around the to and it will stay in place.
- It has a metal handle bar.
It is easy to roll around and can be lifted with the handle bar without much trouble, unless you really load it up with stuff.
Why I Bought it
I am doing some construction projects in my house and I found that my little 2.5Gal shop vacuum was just not big enough however I did not want something so large I could not move it around easily. I figured 14 gallons was about as big as I want to mess with and Shop-Vac had a good combination of price and value. WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vac seems to have slightly better ratings but they also cost 50% more so I went with Shop-Vac.
Shop Vac Reivew, Unboxing and Assemble Video
The first project was cleaning up the old insulation in the attic. The insulation was a mix of newspapers from the mid 1940s and blown in fiberglass from the 1970s. The fiberglass was at most 4 inches so I scooped it out by hand and put it in plastic trash bags. I tried to save the newspaper were possible then vacuumed up the remains of fiberglass, newspapers and dirt with the Shop-Vac.
First I had to carry it up the attic ladder which was not too difficult. I just grabbed the metal hand bar on the back and hauled it up. Once up there it was easy to move around when need. On this project I did not try any of the attachments I just used the hose. The hose is about 2 in. across but it had enough suction to pick just about anything including pieces plaster and a few old nails.