Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200)

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  • 12 gallon 5.0 peak hp
  • Locking inlet
  • Locking blower port
  • Rear tool storage
  • Cord storage
  • Plastic tank
  • 12' power cord
  • Inlet accepts 1.25" and 2.5" hoses
  • Filters include cartridge filter and collection filter bag
  • Includes: 8'x2.5" lock-on hose, extension wands, 14" floor nozzle, 8" utility nozzle, crevice tool, elbow grip
  • UL listed
  • 3 year limited warranty
  • Replacement filter bag - Ace No. 2010924
  • Replacement Drywall Filter Bag - Ace No. 2061232
  • Replacement Filter - Ace No. 24054


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SHOP-VACShop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200)
 
4.6

(based on 14 reviews)

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92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Powerful/good suction (12)
  • Easy to empty (10)
  • Easy to use (10)
  • Lightweight (9)
  • Long power cord (9)

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Tile floors (5)
    • Hardwood floors (3)
    • Pet hair (3)
      • Reviewer Profile:
      • Frequent user (8), Occasional user (5)
      • Primary use:
      • Personal (12)

    Most Liked Positive Review

     

    Great value!

    I left off the wheels and plastic things where you hook on the attachments so this vac would be as light as possible. I need to carry it up and down the steps a...Read complete review

    I left off the wheels and plastic things where you hook on the attachments so this vac would be as light as possible. I need to carry it up and down the steps a lot so I was aiming for something nice and light, but still powerful, and this vac delivers!

    It has the standard fluted filter which covers the inlet to the motor, just like all other shop vacs. Naturally this comes off for wet pickup. It also has a really large paper filter bag which fills the whole inside of the tub. Great for vacuuming up dust and small particles. I've never seen a shop-vac have one of these.

    What it doesn't have is one of those plastic mesh filters you can install in lieu of the fluted paper filter. Normally you might use this when doing wet pickup. As it is, you just don't have a filter when doing wet pickup... unless you go buy the mesh filter.

    All in all, this is a great value. The hose is decently long and secures nicely to the body. Suction power is great. Price is right, at least when I bought it.

    VS

    Most Liked Negative Review

     

    Not very useful for wet pickup

    I have not used this for dry pickup yet, but I assume it will do what it's supposed to. Where it is lacking is in the wet pickup department. Specifically, a separate nozzle...Read complete review

    I have not used this for dry pickup yet, but I assume it will do what it's supposed to. Where it is lacking is in the wet pickup department. Specifically, a separate nozzle is needed for example, if you have a seepage problem in your basement. The type of nozzle needed for this is one which hugs the floor tightly, and the only one provided which meets this requirement is the crevice tool. The crevice tool will work, but is fairly small, requiring many more passes than should be necessary.

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    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Shop Vac 12 gal

    By Carl

    from Michigan

    About Me Occasional User

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Empty
    • Easy to Use
    • Efficient
    • Lightweight
    • Long Power Cord
    • Powerful/Good Suction

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

        Perfect size for workroom. I had a craftsman which was way
        too loud, this is perfect and I like the 8 foot hose. Also
        easy lift handle in center top. Very satisfied.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal
         
        4.0

        very good quality and quiet

        By Joe

        from Lee's Summit, MO

        About Me Frequent User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Empty
        • Easy to Use
        • Efficient
        • Lightweight
        • Long Power Cord

        Cons

        • Could Use More Suction

        Best Uses

        • Garage Hard Floors

        Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

        Very quiet and works well, not as much suction as my 20 year old, but much nicer to use. Very long cord is useful. Best of all the air outlet does not point at the floor so it doesn't stir up more dirt when using it. The old Craftsman blew right out and down, blowing the dirt as you tried to sweep it up.

        • Primary use:
        • Personal

        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        There go all those wood chips - wahoo!

        By mikewisc

        from wisconsin

        About Me Frequent User

        Pros

        • Easy To Empty
        • Easy to Use
        • Efficient
        • Not As Noisy As Most
        • Powerful/Good Suction

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Small Debris Clean Up
          • Tile Floors

          Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

          I am a woodcarver and bought this vac for cleaning around my work bench. When I carve, I produce lots and lots of small wood chips (or what the carving is "not!"). The floor is always getting full of them and this shop vac does a great job of sucking them up. Because the hose is wide, I have yet to experience a clog of any kind. So I would recommend this vac for those who are constantly cleaning small debris. The filter is easy to remove and clean off. I lucked out and caught this shop vac as a"red hot buy" with an attractive price reduction. Finally, in comparison to other vacs I have owned, this one is not quite as loud. Sure, it still makes noise, but not the "I must be right under a jet airline landing" kind of noise. My shop floor is now easy to clean up - wahoo!

          • Primary use:
          • Personal

          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          No regrets

          By Sue

          from San Jose

          About Me Occasional User

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Empty
          • Easy to Use
          • Efficient
          • Lightweight
          • Powerful/Good Suction

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

              I bought this shop vac to clean out my garage. Since we only planned on occasional use, we planned on buying a smaller, lower hp shop vac. However, since others had sometimes complained of the smaller hoses getting clogged, we looked for one with a larger hose diameter. Although capacity was larger than planned and it's a bit bigger to store, we liked this model for the hose diameter, hp, extension wands/acc and price. The price at Ace was the best by far. After cleaning out a garage for the first time in 10 years, we are very happy with this shop vac. Due to the larger capacity, the bag was only half full and we did not need multiple bags. The hose never clogged with all the debris. Although a bit bulky, it's light and fairly quiet. The bag minimizes the particles. Overall, a good choice for my purposes at an excellent price. I am ready to tackle the spider webs outside my house.

              Note: larger hose harder to hold/grip for a long time (for smaller hands) but that's the trade-off to not having to deal with clogging.

              • Primary use:
              • Personal

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent Home Shop Vac

              By Johnny the Fireman

              from Overland Park, Ks

              About Me Frequent User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Empty
              • Easy to Use
              • Efficient
              • Lightweight
              • Long Power Cord
              • Powerful/Good Suction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Carpet
                • Drywall Dust
                • Sawdust
                • Tile Floors

                Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

                I got one of these units as a Father's Day request a year ago, and was so pleased with it's performance and particularly it's quiet operation that I bought another one myself this year. My first one is now used as a dedicated sawdust collector on my radial saw that I can leave connected all the time. Really cuts down on cleanup, particularly in ripping operations. The new one is for everyday cleanup in the shop. The nice long and very flexible 2" hose and extended length cord really simplify it's use. I use the "I" type filter bags to better capture fine dust, and also simplify cleanup. The bag lock-on system is positive and makes for a quick, no-mess bag change out. Generally don't need to change bags more than once a year due to their high capacity. All in all, these vacs make clean up an almost enjoyable task, since they work SO well. A good tool is a joy to use in and of itself.

                • Primary use:
                • Personal

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                3.0

                Not very useful for wet pickup

                By Bruce

                from Pittsfield, NH

                About Me Frequent User

                Pros

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Barn Floor Cement
                    • Basement Floor Cement
                    • Shop Floor Cement

                    Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

                    I have not used this for dry pickup yet, but I assume it will do what it's supposed to. Where it is lacking is in the wet pickup department. Specifically, a separate nozzle is needed for example, if you have a seepage problem in your basement. The type of nozzle needed for this is one which hugs the floor tightly, and the only one provided which meets this requirement is the crevice tool. The crevice tool will work, but is fairly small, requiring many more passes than should be necessary.

                    • Primary use:
                    • Business

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Great shop vac

                    By Happy customer

                    from Boise, ID

                    Pros

                    • Powerful/Good Suction

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

                        I have owned several different shop vac and nothing better then a shop vac brand

                        (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Excellent product at a reasonable price!

                        By Bart

                        from Albuquerque, NM

                        About Me Frequent User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy to Use
                        • Lightweight
                        • Long Power Cord
                        • Powerful/Good Suction

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Garage
                          • Hardwood Floors
                          • Pet Hair
                          • Tile Floors

                          Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

                          I have small machine tools in my garage and create a lot of metal debris. I have no problem cleaning up the metal chips with this vacuum. This vacuum works great and is constructed well, I would definitely recommend this product to anyone. I have had no problems with it at all!! I will definitely be buying another!!!

                          • Primary use:
                          • Personal

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          4.0

                          Works good so far

                          By b-rad

                          from Oregon

                          About Me Occasional User

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Long Power Cord
                          • Powerful/Good Suction

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                              Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

                              It has very powerful suction and comes with plenty of useful accessories. Used it to clean up the garage floor and clean out a dryer vent shaft. The long accessories were very helpful with that, although I was a bit surprised at how clogged the filter became from the lint. Of course, it's likely just the nature of lint. The motor runs a bit hotter than I would expect also, but it seems to keep chugging along.

                              • Primary use:
                              • Personal

                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              great for all the dirty work

                              By Brian

                              from Drexel Hill, PA

                              About Me Occasional User

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Empty
                              • Easy to Use
                              • Lightweight
                              • Powerful/Good Suction

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Car

                                Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

                                my first shop van and i'm really happy with it. it cleared the inside of my car really nicely and then did a great job cleaning out the inside of my grill. can't wait to use it in all the other places that need it.

                                • Primary use:
                                • Personal
                                 
                                5.0

                                Nice vacuum!

                                By Ron

                                from Julian, pa

                                About Me Frequent User

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Empty
                                • Easy to Use
                                • Efficient
                                • Lightweight
                                • Long Power Cord
                                • Powerful/Good Suction

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Hardwood Floors
                                  • Pet Hair
                                  • Stairs
                                  • Tile Floors

                                  Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

                                  Very nice with a long cord and big floor tool

                                  • Primary use:
                                  • Personal

                                  (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                                   
                                  5.0

                                  Great value!

                                  By David

                                  from Cincinnati

                                  About Me Occasional User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Empty
                                  • Easy to Use
                                  • Efficient
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Long Power Cord
                                  • Lots of bag choices
                                  • Powerful/Good Suction

                                  Cons

                                  • No mesh filter

                                  Best Uses

                                    Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

                                    I left off the wheels and plastic things where you hook on the attachments so this vac would be as light as possible. I need to carry it up and down the steps a lot so I was aiming for something nice and light, but still powerful, and this vac delivers!

                                    It has the standard fluted filter which covers the inlet to the motor, just like all other shop vacs. Naturally this comes off for wet pickup. It also has a really large paper filter bag which fills the whole inside of the tub. Great for vacuuming up dust and small particles. I've never seen a shop-vac have one of these.

                                    What it doesn't have is one of those plastic mesh filters you can install in lieu of the fluted paper filter. Normally you might use this when doing wet pickup. As it is, you just don't have a filter when doing wet pickup... unless you go buy the mesh filter.

                                    All in all, this is a great value. The hose is decently long and secures nicely to the body. Suction power is great. Price is right, at least when I bought it.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

                                    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    4.0

                                    Quieter than the previous unit

                                    By skydvr

                                    from San Jose, CA

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Empty
                                    • Long Power Cord
                                    • Powerful/Good Suction
                                    • Relatively Quiet

                                    Cons

                                    • NONE

                                    Best Uses

                                    • ShopGarage

                                    Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

                                    I use this mostly for sawdust and general shop/garage dirt pickup. The hose is long enough so I don't have to move the unit to clean up my table saw and workbench area.
                                    It is more powerful and quieter than the unit I replaced.

                                    • Primary use:
                                    • Personal

                                    (12 of 13 customers found this review helpful)

                                     
                                    5.0

                                    worth the money! good solid product

                                    By jeff

                                    from lakeville, mn

                                    About Me Frequent User

                                    Pros

                                    • Easy To Empty
                                    • Easy to Use
                                    • Efficient
                                    • Lightweight
                                    • Long Power Cord
                                    • Powerful/Good Suction

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Carpet
                                      • Hardwood Floors
                                      • Pet Hair
                                      • Tile Floors

                                      Comments about SHOP-VAC Shop Vac® 12 Gallon Pro Series Wet/Dry Vac (9651200):

                                      This is a good, solid wet/dry vac. Not as loud as some other products. Good suction. easy to use.

                                      • Primary use:
                                      • Personal

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