Shop Vacuum 17922 - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Shop Vacuum 17922

Craftsman - Shop Vacuum 17922

This Craftsman does a decent job for the low price.

$80 (As of 6/1/2003)

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Editor Choice-Best Value

Editor's Review: Tool Test: Shop Vacuums

by Roland Johnson

review date: June 1, 2003

No shop vacuum has the power or longevity to replace a dedicated dust-collection system, but a number of them will work well enough as portable dust collectors for benchtop machines in small shops or as backups to larger systems. The 13 vacuums I looked at were quieter than those of a few years ago, and all had adequate power as long as I kept the filter from clogging. I found that the better performers had filters situated horizontally above the tank. Hose diameter also is critical to the function of a vacuum, particularly when the machine is used as a dust collector.  A 2-1/2-in.-dia. hose is good for planers and routers, but a small hose diameter is best for small portable tools like sanders and saws.

The low center of gravity gives good stability to this bargain-priced Craftsman. It's a good value for the money.

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Editor Test Results:

Exhaust Side Port; Adequate
Noise Rating 76 dB

Manufacturer Specifications

Manufacturer Craftsman
Manufacturer's Web Site
Manufacturer's Phone Number 800-697-3277
Controls Auto Start: No
Intake Hole Size N/A
Impeller Size N/A
Materials N/A
Size 12 Gal.
Horsepower N/A
Amps 11
Volts N/A
Speed Variable: No

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