The Best Shop Vac Vacuums
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Shop vacuums, otherwise known as industrial vacuums, are an essential part of any well-functioning workshop or garage. Shop vacuums are meant to handle large objects and large amounts of dust, and are designed to be powerful and efficient. Some shop vacs are even approved to vacuum up water! Depending on your needs and the size of your workspace, you may also benefit from additional shop vac features and attachments.
Do I Need A Shop Vac?
While most homes don’t need industrial-sized vacuum cleaners, most commercial buildings and work spaces do. There are some special features that set shop vacs apart from conventional vacuums.
- Vacuums used in homes are not designed to pick up larger debris, and most residential vacuum motors can be damaged by picking up objects like pennies, bobbie pins, nails, and other metallic debris. Shop vacuums, on the other hand, have a special feature that allows these metal objects to pass through without damage to the vacuum or motor.
- Shop vacs are also designed with special filters that can handle the finer particles that might be created by projects like woodworking.
- Shop vacs are designed to roll around easily and without a handle, keeping your hands free as much as possible.
- They generally come with longer cords to reach spaces more easily.
Wet Vacs vs Dry Vacs
If you have water or any other kind of liquid in your workspace, you need a shop vac that is consider a “wet vac”. This is a specially-designed shop vac that can handle water. Dry vacs do not have the capability to vacuum up water. Dry vacs can be significantly damaged by water, and the water may even cause electrical shocks!
Shop Vacs for Workspaces
If you have a consistent need for a vacuum in your workspace, a shop vac is a great way to make sure your space stays clean and safe. When you come into Stark’s to choose a shop vacuum, we’ll walk you through any and every feature you want to explore. By determining your workspace needs and vacuum desires, we can find the perfect model for you. Because we carry a range of accessories, we can upgrade your vacuum far beyond the basic model, outfitting your new appliance with features you may not even know were possible! Let Stark’s take the stress out of vacuuming. Come into Stark’s today, and try out your new shop vac!