The 5 Best Small Shop Vacuums As Of April, 2017 (And 3 Other Models)


Alphachooser's list of the newest small shop vacuums includes only shop vacuums that obey to these criteria:

  • They must be part of the 1-gallon shop vacuum class and no bigger than 2 gallons
  • Or they must feature a peak horsepower of less than 3HP


The List:


Best Model 2017
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#1
Average
Score:
88%
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How do we know? Here is how we rank items...

DeWALT DC515B 18-Volt

DeWALT DC515B 18-Volt

Avg. rating (509 reviews)
Considering its aggregate ranking of 88%, we determined that the DeWALT DC515B 18-Volt is currently the best small shop vacuum 2017. Furthermore, we think that our 509 reviews sampled give us a high confidence level that pushes us to label it a "no-brainer best choice."
Second Best
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#2
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Score:
88%
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ArmorAll AA255

ArmorAll AA255

Avg. rating (2038 reviews)
With its star rating of 4.5 computed from 2038 reviews, here is what we consider the second best small shop vacuum. * By the way, our list is based on an in-depth analysis of hundreds of small shop vacuum reviews from around the web.

Small 2.5-gallon wet/dry utility vacuum that trumpets its auto-shutoff feature and its 2-HP motor coupled with an air and noise diffuser.

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Also Good
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Rank:
#3
Average
Score:
88%
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High
Shop Vac AllAround 589-51-00

Shop Vac AllAround 589-51-00

Avg. rating (349 reviews)
Lightweight wall-mountable wet/dry shop vacuum equipped with a 2-HP motor and an 18-foot power cord that lets you attach the hose to the exhaust to make it a blower.
Also Good
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Rank:
#4
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82%
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Vacmaster VP205

Vacmaster VP205

Avg. rating (523 reviews)
A very small 1.75-HP dry/wet vac with a foldable top handle.
Also Good
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Rank:
#5
Average
Score:
78%
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High
Stanley SL18125P-1

Stanley SL18125P-1

Avg. rating (272 reviews)
1-gallon portable wet/dry vacuum with a 6-foot power cord that's obviously built for usability and convenience because of its lightweight and compact design.

More small shop vacuums, sorted by the latest model first:

Wagan 750

Wagan 750

Avg. rating (160 reviews)
Car-centric wet and dry vacuum that runs on 12v and includes an air inflator feature to boot.
Shop-Vac 5890200

Shop-Vac 5890200

Avg. rating (43 reviews)
Portable wall-mountable wet/dry shop vacuum equipped with a 2.5-HP motor and a 6-foot power cord.

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