Craftsman - Shop Vacuum 17924 - Fine Woodworking Tool Review
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Shop Vacuum 17924

Craftsman - Shop Vacuum 17924

This Craftsman model is no longer available.

$450 (As of 6/1/2003)

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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 body and accessories on this Craftsmand model were prone to rust and the motor draws fewer amps than others of its size.

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Editor Test Results:

Exhaust Side port; Adequate
Noise Rating 69 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 9
Volts N/A
Speed Variable: No

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