The Best Garage Wet Vacs for 2021

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The best wet/dry garage vacuum for 2021 is the DeWalt DVX06P, followed closely by the VacMaster VB1210 and the Craftsman 7590. The Stanely SL18191P tied for 3rd place except that its warranty was only 1 year.

Product
Best Warranty
DeWALT DXV09P
Detachable 210 MPH Blower
VacMaster VBV1210
2nd Best Warranty
Craftsman CMXEVBE17590
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DeWALT DXV09P 9 gallon Poly Wet/Dry Vac, Yellow
Vacmaster VBV1210, 12-Gallon 5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Detachable Blower, Blue
CRAFTSMAN CMXEVBE17590 9 Gallon 4.25 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac, Portable Shop Vacuum with Attachments
Wet Vac
Dry Vac
Blower
Gallons
9 Gal
12 Gal.
9 Gal.
Peak HP
5 HP
5 HP
4.25 HP
Wheels
Power Cord Length
10 ft.
7 ft.
10 ft.
Hose Storage
Cord Storage
Hose Length
7 ft.
12 ft.
7 ft.
Hose Diameter
1 7/8 in.
2-1/2 in.
1-7/8 in.
Warranty
3 Year Limited, 1 Year Free Service, 90 Day Money Back
2 Years
3 Year Limited, 90 Day Satisfaction
Notes
-
  • Longest Reach
  • Amazing Detachable Blower
  • 2-1/2 in. Diameter Hose (no clog)
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Best Warranty
Product
DeWALT DXV09P
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DeWALT DXV09P 9 gallon Poly Wet/Dry Vac, Yellow
Wet Vac
Dry Vac
Blower
Gallons
9 Gal
Peak HP
5 HP
Wheels
Power Cord Length
10 ft.
Hose Storage
Cord Storage
Hose Length
7 ft.
Hose Diameter
1 7/8 in.
Warranty
3 Year Limited, 1 Year Free Service, 90 Day Money Back
Notes
-
Detachable 210 MPH Blower
Product
VacMaster VBV1210
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Vacmaster VBV1210, 12-Gallon 5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Detachable Blower, Blue
Wet Vac
Dry Vac
Blower
Gallons
12 Gal.
Peak HP
5 HP
Wheels
Power Cord Length
7 ft.
Hose Storage
Cord Storage
Hose Length
12 ft.
Hose Diameter
2-1/2 in.
Warranty
2 Years
Notes
  • Longest Reach
  • Amazing Detachable Blower
  • 2-1/2 in. Diameter Hose (no clog)
2nd Best Warranty
Product
Craftsman CMXEVBE17590
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CRAFTSMAN CMXEVBE17590 9 Gallon 4.25 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac, Portable Shop Vacuum with Attachments
Wet Vac
Dry Vac
Blower
Gallons
9 Gal.
Peak HP
4.25 HP
Wheels
Power Cord Length
10 ft.
Hose Storage
Cord Storage
Hose Length
7 ft.
Hose Diameter
1-7/8 in.
Warranty
3 Year Limited, 90 Day Satisfaction
Notes
-

The DeWalt DVX06P Wins the Wet Vac Contest

The DeWalt is always in the top 3 of either the wet vac or wall-mounted vacuum contests. It has the usual dry pickup, the required wet pickup, and the machine converts into a blower. If you want the best blower, scroll down to the Vacmaster. It holds 9 gal. of water, and has a typical peak power of 5 HP.

The DeWalt has a 17 ft. total reach between the cord and hose, and not including the extension wand. The warranty is a standout with 3 years coverage, one year of  free service, and a 90-day money back trial period. It wins for the best warranty, as the wet vacs this year are fairly equal. Besides, I like bright yellow.

DeWALT DXV09P 9 gallon Poly Wet/Dry Vac, Yellow
2,371 Reviews
DeWALT DXV09P 9 gallon Poly Wet/Dry Vac, Yellow
  • Sturdy 9 gallon wet/dry Vac ideal for large pick-up applications 9 gallon Poly container
  • Powerful 5 peak horsepower motor provides just the amount of suction needed to most any cleanup job
  • Ultra durable rubberized casters allow smooth swiveling for ease of movement
  • 10' Power cord with cord wrap helps reach almost any cleanup need
  • Built-in blower port powerful enough to blow Sawdust and debris from most any workshop
  • Built-in accessory storage bag conveniently attached to the backside of the vac to keep all accessories neatly organized
  • Large built-in tank drain makes it easy to remove liquids picked up

The VacMaster 210 MPH 2nd Place Wet Vac Winner

I just love this VacMaster vacuum, especially for cleaning the garage in the fall. It’s just a given that stuff blows into the garage in the fall. The VacMaster 1210 includes a detachable 210 mph leaf blower. That’s an insane amount of power, greater than a Category 5 hurricane. So don’t vacuum the garage. It should only take a minute or two to blow everything out the doors.

The VacMaster has a dry, wet and of course blow, a 12 Gal. tank (huge), and a peak 5 HP motor. The total reach is 19 ft. between hose and cord, and not including the extension wand. It has a 2 year warrantyAnd a 210 MPH blower!

Vacmaster VBV1210, 12-Gallon 5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Detachable Blower, Blue
3,261 Reviews
Vacmaster VBV1210, 12-Gallon 5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum with Detachable Blower, Blue
  • Easily Convert from Wet/Dry Vacuum to 210 MPH Handheld Blower
  • 19-Foot Cleaning Reach with Hose and Power Cord
  • Integrated Accessory Storage
  • Extra Large Drain Port
  • INCLUDED ACCESSORIES: 7' x 2-1/2" Secure Fit Hose, (2) Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Car Nozzle, Concentrator Nozzle, Blower Adapter, Air/Noise Diffuser, Standard Cartridge Filter and Foam Wet Filter.

The Third Place Wet Vac for 2021

We don’t need a third place this year, because the first and second place winners check all the boxes (except hose storage, no one had that right). I included the Craftsman CMXEVBE17590 at third place because it has a similar warranty and specs to the DeWalt and VacMaster. It’s six or one half dozen of the other.

CRAFTSMAN CMXEVBE17590 9 Gallon 4.25 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac, Portable Shop Vacuum with Attachments
1,151 Reviews
CRAFTSMAN CMXEVBE17590 9 Gallon 4.25 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac, Portable Shop Vacuum with Attachments
  • VERSATILE: Ideal for medium-sized jobs around the garage, home, renovations, and jobsite
  • BLOWER PORT: Use the rear exhaust port on this shop vacuum for blowing debris out of your garage or from your driveway and sidewalk
  • OVERSIZED DRAIN: Built-in oversized drain on the wet/dry vac allows for convenient emptying of liquids
  • EASY FILTER REPLACEMENT: Qwik Lock Filter Fastening System allows quick and easy wet dry vacuum filter changes. Do not leave Vac running while unattended - you may fail to notice important signs indicating abnormal operation such as loss of suction, debris/liquid exiting the exhaust, or abnormal motor noises. Immediately stop using Vac if you notice these signs
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: 1-7/8 in. x 7 ft. Pos-I-Lock Hose, 2 Locking Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, Qwik Lock Filter and Dust Collection Bag

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