One of the key aspects you should look for in a shop vac for woodworking is the size of the hose and its maneuverability.
You don't want a vacuum that you have to keep lifting off of the sawdust.
The Stanley Wet/Dry Vacuum, 4 Gallon, 4 HP, Stainless Steel Tank is a great solution for most woodworker needs.
Weight: 8 pounds
Dimensions: 11.8 x 11.8 x 22 inches
- 4 peak HP motor for strong suction
- Long and wide hose that can pick up sawdust without clogging
- Dust collection bag for easy maintenance of your vac
- Some may find the hose to be too thin
The Stanley 4 gallon vacuum offers great suction and performance at a fantastic price.
Although it's typically used for carpeted areas, the strong suction makes it a great candidate for shops with sawdust.
One of the best aspects of the vacuum is its small weight size. You can easily push or even lift the canister around while you clean.
Its caster wheels are also high-quality. This ensures you can push it around with ease in your shop.
It also comes with a dust bag which is essential for any woodworking shop.
The dust bag can collect the sawdust and ensure it isn't pushed back in the air. It also keeps your vacuum lasting longer.
What Reviewers Say
Reviewers love the powerful suction that this vacuum offers. It effectively cleans both carpets and sawdust.
Many found the taller design, as opposed to a squat design, to be beneficial in terms of maneuverability and storage.
Some reviewers didn't like that there wasn't a hose storage slot. It made storing the vacuum messy.