Budget tool giant Harbor Freight has a new wet dry vacuum that looks to be very promising with the Bauer 6 Gallon 4 Horsepower Wet Dry Vacuum.
The new Bauer 6 gallon vac is a wet dry vac meaning you can suck up dry messes as well as wet messes. 4 horsepower should provide strong suction for its size and even has a blower port to clear dust and debris quickly. It’s priced at $54.99 normal everyday price which brings it inline with Ridgid’s current 6 gallon NXT vac but you can get the Bauer as low as $44.99 with coupon. It never makes sense buying at Harbor Freight without coupons otherwise you’re overpaying.
Compared to the Ridgid, the Bauer has a lot going for it. Besides being less with coupon, it has slightly more rated HP on paper at 4 HP with 75 CFM suction vs 3.5 HP of the Ridgid and the Bauer has what appears to be a premium looking hose. Ridgid makes solid wet dry vacs however their budget vacs, those priced under $100 have some of the worst and cheap hoses that are stiff and kink easily. So if Bauer’s 6 gallon vac has a premium very flexible hose, that right there makes it very appealing.
Other than that the Bauer has many features you’d find on the Ridgid such as 4 360 degree castors with built in storage for included accessories, includes a 1-7/8″ 7 FT hose, 2 extensions, utility nozzle (gulper nozzle) and handle that doubles as a cord wrap. The only thing the Bauer is missing is a crevice nozzle which is an essential attachment in my book. Hopefully one is included as the website listing doesn’t mention one at all.
The new Bauer Vac looks like a great addition to their wet dry vacs, hopefully they will come out with more models of varying sizes and performance. I’d like to see them make some 5, 6 and 6.5 HP models and possibly a high performance portable 4 gallon vac with at least 5 HP and wheels.
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