ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

Everyone Needs a Shopvac at home

Updated on February 9, 2013

If you are interested in do-it-yourself projects (diy), remodeling, flipping or general construction, you need a Rigid Shop Vac, or something like it. (Craftsman also makes a nice product). These commercial grade vacuums work on both dry and wet debris. They have large capacity and suckability. There is no task too big or too small.

Shop Vacs make a Contractor

Some people think you only need a truck and dog to call yourself a contractor. Au contraire, in reality, you need a shop vac and a phone to call yourself a contractor. Throw in some paint and you can make magic happen.

If you can buy one thing, it should be a Shop Vac

If you can afford one thing, make it a shop vac. If you like to work around your home, you will need tools and materials specific to each project. However, a shop vac can work on all projects. Then you can buy those other items on a need to buy basis.

Professionals know the joys of Shop Vacs

Contractors, whether in the field or not, have operated a shop vac. It is a necessary tool to use between subcontractors who often do their part and do not care who is next. They get in, get out, and move on to the next job. Guess what the considerate contractors use? You guessed it, a shop vac.

Regular people love Shop Vacs

Recently, a friend told me she had her shop vac in her living room sucking up dead pine needles from her constantly shedding Christmas tree. This amazing tool made her home look cleaner, while her tree was losing it’s battle with cut roots. She made the most of the sad situation.

Where to purchase a Shop Vac

When it comes time to making the purchase, I recommend going to your closest Home Depot, Lowe’s, or the equivalent, and look at all the sizes available. No one size will fit all people. The size will largely depend on your future project needs. Physically seeing the differences might be more beneficial than ordering online.  However, if you can figure out the specifics of each model and how it relates to your needs, without having to leave the comfort of the internet, then good for you.

My first Shop Vac Experience

"the shop vac right here, this is mine" by clared23, on Flicker, herehttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2435211449_6d0140c348.jpg
"the shop vac right here, this is mine" by clared23, on Flicker, herehttp://farm4.static.flickr.com/3153/2435211449_6d0140c348.jpg

Years ago, I bought a home from a mentally ill woman who allowed her cats and dogs to eliminate inside.  This was so disgusting that I thought it would be impossible or even illegal to hire anyone to do this kind of work.  Therefore, I got myself some good boots, a respirator, gloves, and a handy dandy, Shop Vac.  It helped me through many a smelly day.  As a result, I have nothing but good things to say about this sucking machine.

There are other products like the Shop Vac

It is only fair that I mention I have used a Craftsman product, with similar features, that I found just as capable. The Craftsman I used had a squattier design than a Shop Vac, but functioned and cleaned up virtually identically to the Shop Vac. Really, it is about your personal preference, because I have no affiliation with either company. It just happens that I own a Rigid Shop Vac.

Related Articles

What do you think about the Shop Vac?

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: "https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr"

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is used to quickly and efficiently deliver files such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisements has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)