When it comes to vacuuming, there are a few things to consider. The first is your vacuum type: a shop vac or a regular vacuum. Shop vacs are designed for tight spaces, like under desks and beds, while regular vacuums can be used in larger areas. The second thing to consider is the suction power: high suction for tight spaces and lower suction for larger areas. The third is the noise level: shop vacs tend to be louder than regular vacuums, but they also have more power and can clean deeper. Finally, deciding whether you want a corded or cordless vacuum cleaner would be best. Cordless cleaners are easier to store away when not in use and often have longer battery life than corded models.
Review of Shop Vac Vs Regular Vacuum
1. Shop-Vac 2021005 Micro Wet Dry Vacuum, 1 Gallon, 1-1/4 Inch …
- Brand: Shop-Vac
- Manufacturer: Shop-Vac USA LLC
- Dimensions: Height: 4.0 Inches Width: 1.0 Inches Length: 1.0 Inches
- This 1 gallon wet dry vacuum is lightweight and extremely portable, and it is designed for all purpose work, with a 1.0 peak HP motor under its hood
- This wet vac is great for quick wet or dry pick up jobs in your home, garage, workshop or vehicle
- Specifications featured with this Shop-Vac system includes: 1.0 peak horsepower, 50 CFM airflow, 45 in. sealed pressure (in. of water), 120V~60Hz 6.0 Amps, 6 ft. power cord, 1 gallon capacity tank and a 1-1/4 in. x 4 ft. hose
- This Shop-Vac Wet Dry Vacuum is constructed of durable plastic and it features a wall mountable design and wall mountable tool holder
- This Shop-Vac Wet Dry Vacuum includes a long power cord, a long suction hose, a gulper nozzle and crevice tool, and onboard cord storage
2. BISSELL Zing Lightweight, Bagless Canister Vacuum, 2156A
- Brand: Bissell
- Manufacturer: BISSELL HOMECARE INC.
- Color: Green Bagless
- Dimensions: Height: 12.0 Inches Width: 11.0 Inches Length: 14.0 Inches Weight: 10.23 Pounds `
- Dirt cup capacity 2 liters; Cyclonic action and powerful suction provide thorough cleaning; Plus, no more bags to buy or change ever
- Easily go from cleaning carpets to hard floors with the flip of a switch. Power rating : 9 ampere
- Dirt cup filters and post motor filter help capture more fine dust and particles. Filters are washable and reusable
- 15 feet of cord for great cleaning reach and retracts with the touch of a button for easy storage
- Weighs less than eight pounds. Easy to maneuver with the integrated carrying handle
3. BISSELL 2252 CleanView Swivel Upright Bagless Vacuum with Swivel Steering, …
- Brand: Bissell
- Manufacturer: BISSELL
- Color: Green Pet
- Dimensions: Height: 44.5 Inches Width: 14.0 Inches Length: 13.0 Inches Weight: 12.5 Pounds `
- EVERY PURCHASE SAVES PETS. BISSELL proudly supports BISSELL Pet Foundation and its mission to help save homeless pets.
- SWIVEL STEERING FOR MAXIMUM MANEUVERABILITY. Makes cleaning around furniture and other obstacles easy.
- TRIPLE ACTION BRUSH ROLL. Loosens, lifts and removes embedded pet hair.
- MULTI-SURFACE CLEANING WITH SCATTER-FREE TECHNOLOGY. Stop the scatter when tackling dry pet messes on hard surfaces.
- EDGE-TO-EDGE CLEANING. Tackle pet hair, dirt, and debris along edges and in corners.
- SPECIALIZED PET TOOLS INCLUDED. Comes with Pet TurboEraser tool to clean stairs, upholstery and more.
- EASY EMPTY DIRT TANK. Opens at the bottom with the press of a button, so cleaning up after cleanup is quick and mess-free.
4. Stanley – SL18116P Wet/Dry Vacuum, 6 Gallon, 4 Horsepower Black
- Brand: Stanley
- Manufacturer: Stanley Factory
- Color: Black
- Dimensions: Height: 20.47 Inches Width: 13.8 Inches Length: 13.8 Inches Weight: 13.4 Pounds `
- ❤【LARGER CAPACITY】Stanley SL18116P Wet / Dry Vacuum has a larger capacity over 22 L, makes small clean-up jobs a breeze for you as you don’t have to empty the bucket frequently any more
- ❤【VERSATILE & POWERFUL】Thanks to the 4 peak HP motor, this vac offers powerful enough suction needed to almost any cleanup jobs in vehicle, jobsite, workshop, garage, basement, van, house, etc
- ❤【3 in 1 FUNCTION】With this versatile vac you can vacuum both wet liquid spills and dry debris, dust, saw, dirt or blow leaves away(use blower port), just organize the hose and power cord on top handle and side wraps after using, conveniently
- ❤【FARTHER CLEANUP】With over 16 ft of cleaning reach(6 ft hose, 10 ft power cord and 3 pieces of extension wands) it’s easy to do a farther cleanup for you without unplugging the unit, while it has four swivel casters for convenient and easy manoeuvrability
- ❤【WHAT YOU GET】Stanley SL18116P Wet / Dry Vac x 1, 1-1/4″x6’ super flexible hose x 1,extension wands x 3, gulper nozzle, floor nozzle x 1,crevice nozzle x 1,foam filter x 1, dust bag x 1, reusable dry filter x 1, 12-Month Warranty
5. Hoover Commercial PORTAPOWER Lightweight Canister Vacuum Cleaner with Attachments, Portable …
- Brand: Hoover Commercial
- Manufacturer: Hoover
- Color: Black
- Dimensions: Height: 7.0 Inches Width: 11.0 Inches Length: 18.0 Inches Weight: 8.3 Pounds `
- ABOVE FLOOR CLEANING: Use the stretch hose to extend your cleaning reach into tight spaces vacuums cannot reach upright, easily cleaning above-floor and in-between for detailed cleaning
- LIGHTWEIGHT: Weighing only 8 pounds, carry it by hand or over your shoulder, enabling easy maneuverability and helping to minimize downtime.
- BUILT-IN BLOWER: For jobs requiring forced air, built-in blower easy disseminates dust and debris.
- WHAT’S INCLUDED: Accessory pack with shoulder strap, 2 chrome wands, crevice tool, dusting brush, furniture nozzle, rug/floor nozzle, wall/floor brush, and cord storage strap.
6. eureka WhirlWind Bagless Canister Vacuum Cleaner, Lightweight Vac for Carpets …
- Brand: EUREKA
- Manufacturer: Midea Floorcare
- Color: Blue
- Dimensions: Height: 9.65 Inches Width: 12.2 Inches Length: 14.17 Inches Weight: 8.29 Pounds `
- Innovative Multi-Surface Vacuum: Deep clean with the whirlwind canister vacuum. This vacuum features an integrated airflow control on the handle that can be easily switched at your fingertips. It includes 3 settings: Carpet, Upholstery and Hard Floors
- Lightweight And Easy To Maneuver: Vacuum anywhere around your home with ease with this lightweight vacuum. The Eureka whirlwind vacuum cleaner weighs less than 8 pounds and can easily maneuver under and around furniture and stairs thanks to its swivel steering and telescoping metal Wand
- 2.5L Dust Container, No Maintenance Costs: No bags or filters required. The whirlwind has a Bagless design and uses washable filters. Rinse the filters as needed and you’re ready to go
- 2-In-1 Integrated Crevice Tool: The Eureka whirlwind canister vacuum features a crevice tool integrated into the hose handle so it’s at your fingertips whenever you need and will never get lost. Easily disconnect the handle from the hose and then you can switch between a crevice tool and a dusting brush
- Easy-To-Use: Spend more time cleaning and less time struggling with your vacuum cleaner. The Eureka whirlwind has automatic cord Rewind, saving your valuable time. The whirlwind has a 1 button release for easy dust cup emptying
- Capacity: 3 Liters
- Power Source Type: Corded Electric
7. Vacmaster Red Edition VOC508S 1101 Stainless Steel Wet Dry Shop …
- Brand: Vacmaster
- Manufacturer: Cleva
- Color: Wet Dry Shop Vacuum
- Dimensions: Weight: 11.7 Pounds `
- [4 Peak HP] High performance motor with powerful suction for household cleanup. This vacuum easily converts to blower
- [Durable] Stainless Steel Tank allows for extra strength
- [5 Gallon] Tank capacity, 360 degrees swivel casters and 10-foot cleaning reach makes this wet-dry vacuum cleaner user-friendly
- [Easy to store] Complete vac organization with on-board Hose, cord and accessory storage
8. DEWALT 20V MAX Vacuum, Wet/Dry, Tool Only (DCV581H)
- Brand: DEWALT
- Manufacturer: Dewalt
- Color: One Color
- Dimensions: Height: 13.125 Inches Width: 12.31 Inches Length: 17.25 Inches Weight: 15.0 Pounds `
- DEWALT shop vac features cordless or corded operation powered by either an 18V or 20V MAX* battery – or an AC outlet
- HEPA rated wet/dry filter of DEWALT 20V vacuum traps dust with 99.97% efficiency at 0.3 microns
- DEWALT cordless vacuum has easily accessible, washable/reusable filter; tap or water rinse to clean
- Heavy-duty, crush-resistant, fully-integrated 5 ft. (by 1-1/4-inch diameter) hose provides durability, flexibility and ease-of-use
- On-board hose, cord and accessory storage makes the vacuum easy to carry/transport
- 2-Gallon tank capacity provides enough storage to empty a toilet or clogged pipe
- 31 CFM
9. DEWALT 5 Gallon Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Vac, 4 Peak HP …
- Brand: DEWALT
- Manufacturer: Alton Industries
- Color: Silver
- Dimensions: Height: 16.0 Inches Width: 16.0 Inches Length: 20.0 Inches
- The Sturdy Stainless steel 5 gallon container wet/dry Vac is ideal for large cleanups on the jobsite
- Powerful 4.0 peak horsepower motor provides the suction needed for most cleanup jobs
- Built-in blower port powerful enough to blow sawdust and debris from most any workshop. Large built-in tank drain makes it easy to empty liquids
- Extra long, 10 ft. power cord with cord wrap helps you reach the mess. Large on/off switch with water-resistant design.
- Rubberized casters on the front allow smooth swiveling for ease of movement and large rear wheels provide easy maneuverability
- Accessories included: 2-1/2 in. x 7 ft. hose, 2 extension wands, washable & reusable cartridge filter, floor nozzle, utility nozzle, crevice nozzle, disposable filter bag & accessory storage bag
10. Vacmaster VF408 4 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner with 2-Stage Motor
- Brand: Vacmaster
- Manufacturer: Cleva
- Color: Red
- Dimensions: Weight: 20.5 Pounds `
- 【4 Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum】This shop vacuum is equipped with a 5 peak HP motor and 4-gallon polypropylene tank. Offering the perfect size and power for a variety of tasks in the house. The HEPA material exhaust filter ensures that air filtering back into your home is dust and allergen free.
- 【Powerful Performance】This vacuum has a 2-stage motor which makes cleanup easy and quiet.
- 【User-friendly 】The balanced top handle design, 22-ft cleaning reach, durable casters, and non-marring rear wheels provide stable and safe transportation in and around your home. The automatic cord rewind makes wrapping up the job a breeze.
- 【Accessory storage】 The on-board hose and accessory storage allows you to keep all the attachments organized and on-hand. Accessories include: (1) 1-1/4” x 7’ hose, (3) extension wands, (1) dust brush, (1) 2-in-1 utility nozzle, (1) turbo nozzle, (1) car nozzle, (1) crevice tool, (1) multi-surface floor nozzle, (1) foam wet filter, (1) cartridge filter, (1) HEPA exhaust filter, (1) dust collection bag.
- 【Purchase Guarantee】This item ships from our US warehouse. If you have any questions, please contact our support team and we will respond within 24 hours. Search B08CN56W1J for replacement filters.
If you’re in the market for a new vacuum cleaner, it’s important to consider the features and advantages of each type before making a purchase. This article compares shop vacs and regular vacuums to help you decide which is best for your needs.