The Three Best Garage Wet Vacs for 2020

 

The Best Wet-Vac Cleaners for the Garage

Three vacuum cleaners rose to the top of the wet-vac category in the Reboot My Garage vacuum contest (read part 1 and part 2).

The VacMaster contest first place winner is the best wet vac for the garage. DeWalt and Ridgid are in 2nd and 3rd place.

Here are the three wet vac winners on Amazon.

  1. VacMaster VWMB5080101 (formerly VWM510)
  2. DeWalt DVX06P
  3. Ridgid VAC5000

I bought the first place winner. Here is the VacMaster unboxing video.

The Best Garage Wet Vac is the VacMaster VWMB508101

The VacMaster VWMB508101 has all eight features I looked for in my next garage vacuum cleaner. But even with buying the separate wheel kit, the price is still really good.

This is the vacuum cleaner with:

  • a wet-vac function
  • 21 ft. of hose
  • a wall mount
  • a hose rack
  • wheels (sold separately)
  • a blower function
  • cord storage
  • positive reviews

VacMaster VWM510 vacuum cleaner with wheel kit

The VacMaster remote power switch
The VacMaster remote power switch
VacMaster VWMD Wheel Kit
The VacMaster VWMD Wheel Kit
VacMaster remote power switch
The VacMaster remote power switch
The VacMaster is wall mounted
The VacMaster is wall mounted

This vac also has a remote power switch on the nozzle end, which is incredibly convenient when you’re 21 ft. away from the motor.

You can carry the lightweight hose to your target, and leave the machine on the wall.

Or you can put the vacuum on the floor, and use the wheels to drag it around.

The wheels are a must when using this machine as a wet vac, because water is heavy!

The VWMB508101 has every feature I wanted in a garage wet vacuum.

Check it out on Amazon here.

I bought the VWMB508101 (when it was called the VWM510). Read the unboxing article here.

Runner Up Wet Vac 1: The DeWalt DXV06P

DeWalt DXV06P Vacuum with wheels
The DeWalt DXV06P wet/vac with wheels
DeWalt DXV06P vacuum cleaner used in construction
DeWalt DXV06P vacuum cleaner used in construction

The DeWalt DXV06P has a really good reputation and a wet vac function, but it’s missing a couple of features you might want.

It does have:

  • a wet vac
  • a blower
  • cord storage
  • a hose rack
  • wheels
  • a 92% positive rating

But the DeWalt doesn’t have a wall mount, and the hose is only 7 ft. long.

The good news is that that hose is a standard 1 7/8 in. diameter. Just get another hose to make your DeWalt hose as long as you like.

As long as you don’t mind the missing wall mount, the DeWalt is a solid 6 gallon garage vacuum.

Take a look at the DXV60P on Amazon.

Runner Up Wet Vac 2: The Ridgid VAC5000

The Ridgid VAC5000 is as solid as the DeWalt for the garage. Maybe moreso, depending on what you look for in a garage vacuum.

The Ridgid has:

  • a wet vac
  • a blower
  • cord storage
  • 21 ft. of hose (a 14 ft. and a 7 ft.)
  • a hose rack
  • a wall mount
  • an 89% positive rating

The Ridgid doesn’t come with wheels. If that’s OK with you, then thisĀ  vacuum will probably make you happy.

View the Ridgid VAC5000 on Amazon.

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Ridgid VAC5000 Vacuum long hose
Ridgid VAC5000 Vacuum long hose
FEATURES
VACMASTER VWMB5080101
DeWalt DXV06P
RIDGID VAC5000
BLOWER
YES
YES
YES
CORD STORAGE: RETRACTABLE, WALL-MOUNT, ON-BOARD, NONE
ON-BOARD
ON-BOARD
ON-BOARD
HOSE LENGTH
10 ft. + 11 ft. (21 ft. total)
7 ft.
21 ft.
HOSE RACK
YES
YES
YES
WALL MOUNTED
YES
NO
YES
WET VAC
YES
YES
YES
WHEELS
YES
NO
AMAZON POSITIVE REVIEWS
91% OF 372
92% OF 25
89% OF 55
WEIGHT
22 LB.
15 LB.
19 LB.
TANK SIZE
5 GAL.
6 GAL.
5 GAL.
HOSE DIAMETER
1 7/8 IN.
1 7/8 IN.
1 7/8 IN.
CORD LENGTH
20 FT.
10 FT.
20 FT.
VACMASTER
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