This is my Shop-Vac 2.5 Gallon Review. I bought this Shop-Vac from Lowe’s and have used it for over a year.
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I really got to put this wet/dry vac to the test when I was called upon to clean up a boat that had experienced and termite infestation. I needed a tool to remove all the termite trails and thick mounds from the hull, cockpit and lounge. Additionally, I needed to use a vacuum like this to suck up water leaking at the bottom of the boat.
I have owned this 2.5 gallon, 2.5 peak horsepower Shop-Vac for over a year and have used it to clean countless vehicles. This was my first opportunity to use this versatile vacuum outside of car detailing.
I’ll admit, I was scared when I was in the bottom of this boat. There were live termites and spiders. Thankfully, this shop vac was there to protect me while it got the job done.
Walmart Sells a 2.5 Gallon Shop-Vac with very similar specs and a few notable differences. The version sold at Walmart is called the “All Around” and sells for approximately $25.00 more than the shop-vac featured in this video review. And if you’re interested in paying more for the version of the 2.5 gallon, 2.5 horsepower sold at Walmart, you’ll get more. The “All Around” version will net you a convenient base, set on plastic castor wheels, that you can place the unit inside. This prevents the wet/dry vac from tipping over (which trigger the float and prevents the unit from sucking). This is a convenient feature that could completely justify the increased investment in to the machine. And if you’re working a job where you can’t fit the unit with the wider base, you can remove the unit from the base. Also, you’ll get extra attachments such as extension wands. Both options are great and it’s up to you which one you will choose. I chose the less expensive version from Lowe’s because that’s what my budget afforded me.