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|11-23-2012 01:07 AM|
|11-18-2012 10:48 PM|
The ShopVac seems to have a little better suction over the Rigid but that's probably because it has a smaller diameter hose. It's good for cleaning out a car, cleaning carpet steps, cleaning furniture (with the right attachment) and definitely good for cleaning up wet spills (sponge type filters that fit the ShopVac are fairly inexpensive and I use one underneath a cloth type filter bag).
The Rigid doesn't have wet sponge type filters which are inexpensively available (the filter on it is more proprietary) and it also doesn't come with a wet filter so I don't use it for wet spills. However, where the Rigid shines is when you have to pick up dry debris which would quickly clog the small hose on a ShopVac. It is a beast on stuff like styrofoam popcorn, gravel, glass and rocks! Anything that is too big to pick up without clogging the ShopVac hose.
Hope this helps..........
|11-16-2012 06:59 PM|
Thanks for the heads up
|11-16-2012 05:52 PM|
I got a Stanley like this in stainless steel from Meijer a year or two back on a black friday special.
It was awful. My vacuum hose on the Hoover had comparable suction. I took it back!
Couldn't compare to the ShopVac available from Lowes or the Rigid I also bought from Home Depot a year later.
My recommendation on this Stanley is pass, get a ShopVac or Rigid (they are likely on sale again this year). I'm happy with both of them. Stanley blows.
|11-16-2012 03:25 PM|
|11-16-2012 11:35 AM|
|leovip||can you use this to clean upholstery like those rug doctors you rent or is this for vacuuming spilled liquids only?|
|11-05-2012 04:17 AM|
|11-03-2012 10:13 PM|
|c_nitty||Will have to get one.|
|10-26-2012 08:53 AM|
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