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Wall mount shop vac reviews

update: Dec 2017

Introduction

Shop-Vac is a famous American brand in manufacturing wet/dry vacuum cleaners. Among many leading brands in this vacuum product line (Hoover, Bissell,  vacmaster, Stanley, vacumaid…), Shop-vac is best well known for delivering low-cost products with fundamental features for commercial cleaning of workshop, garages, laundry…where you have to deal with big particles, spills, and liquids.

In this review, we will cover top 5 most popular wall mount shop vac vacuums on the market to see the difference between them so you can have a better consideration to pick the best one four your cleaning demands.

Top 5 most popular wall mount shop-vac units

  1. Shop-Vac 2021000 Micro Wet/Dry Vac
  2. Shop-Vac 2030100 1.5-Gallon 2.0 Peak HP Wet Dry Vacuum, Small, Red/Black
  3. Shop-Vac 3940100 3.5-Gallon 3.0-Peak HP Wall Mount Wet/Dry Vacuum
  4. Shop-Vac 3942000 5 Gallon 4.0 Peak HP Wall Mount Wet/Dry Vacuum
  5. Shop-Vac 3942300 5 gallons 4.0 Peak HP Wall Mount Wet/Dry Vacuum, Yellow/Black

Wall mount shop vac – How to choose

Choosing a wall mount shop-vac will much depend on your cleaning purposes. Here are general recommendations

  • For household cleaning, car cleaning – Shop Vac 2021000 and 2030100 are the most suitable because they are ultra lightweight, small, compact and very cheap to buy. Both are backed by the Shop-Vac brand for 2 years.
  • For small workshop and small garage – Shop Vac 3940100 3,5 Gallon 3.0 peak HP is the most suitable. It is sufficient for small area by using a 3.0 peak HP motor. It does have the same flexible tools for cleaning like the upper line models (18 ft hose, 3 extension wands, 10” wet dry nozzle, round brush, gulper nozzle, crevice tool, wall mount bracket and tool bag) but it is cheaper and more compact so it won’t take much space.
  • For bigger workshop and garage – Shop-Vac 3942000 and 3942300 (5 gallons 4.0 Peak HP) are perfect options. These two units only differ in the tank size and weight a little bit.

Similarities of Shop-Vac wall mount vacuums

All these 5 popular Shop-Vac wall mount vacuums have similar construction. They are all wet/dry vacuum cleaner that is wall mountable and they have a carry handle for moving around. They are all bagged model, using either microfoam or cartridge (or both) for filtration. They are affordable and much cheaper than other brands.

On the other hand, because these models are built for simplicity, do not have additional features such as a built-in blower. Besides, Shop-Vac is a bit noisy when compare to best wall mount models (more expensive) as they do not use noise insulation in the machine.

The differences of these shop vac units relate to how we want to use them. The mini size unit will have a lower dust capacity, lower motor power and is designed for household cleaning purposes. The bigger size units will have a strong motor that is best for garages. Let’s discuss in details these best Wall mount shop vacs.

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1.Shop-Vac 2021000 Micro Wet/Dry Vac

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The Shop-Vac 2021000 Micro Wet/Dry Vac is the smallest wet/dry vac model which is best for use to pick up floor liquids, car cleaning, laundry room cleaning. The main benefits of Shop-Vac 2021000 are the portability and ultra-lightweight. This model is very compact (10.2 x 10.2 x 11 inches) and ultra lightweight ( about 6 lbs.) with a carry handle so you can bring this unit to any place. For creating an efficient suction capacity, the unit uses a 1.0 HP peak motor.

To facilitate your cleaning tasks, this model comes with standard tools include: 4ft hose, gulper nozzle, crevice tool, tool bag, wall mount bracket for tools and wall mount bracket for tool bag.

Last but not least, this unit is extremely cheap (less than 30 bucks mostly) and it is backed by Shop-vac for 2 years.

You should realize that this Shop-Vac 2021000 is very small in size, therefore, it is aimed at household and casual cleaning tasks only. If you are looking for a more powerful model for your garage, consider the other units with more than 3.0 peak HP motor.

Specifications of Shop-Vac 2021000 Micro Wet/Dry Vac

  • Electric rating: 120V 60Hz 6.0 Amps
  • Clean wet and dry messes, 6ft cord and use 120V electric rating
  • The seal pressure is 44 and airwatt is 140 with 2-year warranty
  • It is a bagged model using microfoam for filtering. The bag is also very cheap (less than $1 per bag).

2. Shop-Vac 2030100 1.5-Gallon 2.0 Peak HP Wet Dry Vacuum, Small, Red/Black

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The Shop-Vac 2030100 shows more benefits than Shop-Vac 2021000 Micro because it retains the same in design but has bigger capacity, higher motor power and certified frustration-free. Specifically, this Shop-Vac 230100 has a compact size of 11 x 10 x 11 inches and ultra-lightweight just only 5.6 lbs (lighter than the Shop-vac micro unit). For making a better cleaning performance, this unit uses a 2.0 peak HP motor (20 amps) with a bigger dust bin capacity (1.5 Gallon). The model uses the same tools and filtration technologies with Shop-Vac micro.

As it uses a bigger motor power, therefore the price of this model is a little bit higher than the 2021000 micro vac (about 15 bucks).

Specifications of Shop-Vac 2030100

  • Electric rating 120V 60Hz 7.8 Amps
  • airflow max 59 cfm, peak air watt 120, seal pressure 57 inches
  • Clean wet and dry messes
  • Use 2.0 peak HP motor plus 1.5-gallon tank size
  • The seal pressure is 48 psi with 2-year warranty
  • Bagged model with micro-foam filter

3. Shop-Vac 3940100 3.5-Gallon 3.0-Peak HP Wall Mount Wet/Dry Vacuum
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This little wall mount wet dry vac is recommended for small garages and workshops. The Shop-Vac 3940100 has a plenty of suction power (up to 3.0 peak HP – 28 amps rating) and big dust capacity (3.5 Gallon – 12.9 x 12.9 x 26.2 inches, 13 lbs.)

The Shop-Vac 3940100 has versatile tools include 18 ft hose, 3 extension wands, 10” wet dry nozzle, round brush, gulper nozzle, crevice tool, wall mount bracket and tool bag

Unlike the smaller design, this unit uses a cartridge filter and retainer for filtration. It is also a bagged model.

Shop-Vac 3940100 specifications

  • 120V 60Hz 7.2 Amps
  • Cord Length: 6 Feet
  • Lock-On Hose
  • Wall Mountable Design
  • Small Cartridge Filter
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • airflow max 130 cfm, peak air watt 270, seal pressure 52 inches

Horsepower Rating explanation

“Peak Horsepower” (PHP) is a term used in the wet-dry vacuum industry for consumer comparison purposes. It does not denote the operational horsepower of a wet-dry vacuum but rather the horsepower output of a motor, including the motor’s inertial contribution, achieved in laboratory testing. In actual use, Shop-Vac motors do not operate at the peak horsepower shown.” (from Shop-Vac)

4. Shop-Vac 3942300 and Shop-Vac 3942000
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The Shop-Vac 3942300 and Shop-Vac 3942000 are built for bigger garages. Both models share the same benefits and performance with little difference in the size and weight of the dust tank only.

Shop-Vac 3942300 and Shop-Vac 3942000 use a high power motor (4.0 peak HP motor) with a massive dust tank of 5 gallons. The motor and dust capacity size of these models are the best fit for big workshops and garages. These models use the same tools with 3940100 model (18 ft hose, 3 extension wands, 10” wet dry nozzle, round brush, gulper nozzle, crevice tool, wall mount bracket and tool bag). for the filtration, the Shop-Vac 3942300 and Shop-Vac 3942000 use a cartridge filter, a foam sleeve, and disposable filter bag.

Shop-Vac 3942300 and Shop-Vac 3942000 specifications

  • 120V 8.8 amps rating
  • Cord Length: 6 Feet
  • Lock-On Hose
  • Wall Mountable Design
  • Small Cartridge Filter
  • Warranty: 3 Years
  • airflow max 130 cfm, peak air watt 240, seal pressure 50 inches

Differences between Shop-Vac 3942300 and Shop-Vac 3942000

The Shop-Vac 3942000 is a bit more popular, lighter and taller than Shop-Vac 3942300 (16 lbs., 12.9 x 12.9 x 31.2” vs. 18 lbs., 11.8 x 11.8 x 29 inches)

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