Craftsman XSP 12-gallon wet/dry vacuum

WOOD magazine rating
XSP 12006


This Craftsman XSP 12 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac offers innovative cleaning power technology designed to tackle the toughest cleanup projects at the jobsite, shop, garage or home. Vacuuming wood chunks, metal shards, nails or sawdust in the shop, clearing drywall chunks, broken glass and screws at the job site, liquid pickup in a flooded basement and lastly removing leaves and other debris from gutters (gutter kit sold seperately) are just a few of the projects XSP can handle. Innovative top-tray storage allows you to conveniently store items such as mechanics tools, power drills, screws or necessities on top of the vacuum so they are easily accessible when needed. On-board hose, accessory and power cord organizers eliminates unneeded hassle and reduces overall storage space. Equipped with an extra-large drain, it quickly empties the tank of liquids. An over 27 Foot cleaning reach (7’ Hose, 20’ Power Cord + Extension Wands) allows you to reach larger areas without unplugging the unit. The 2-1/2” diameter secure fit hose system keeps the hose in place during use. Heavy duty 360° swivel casters offer enhanced mobility on most surfaces, integrated ergonomic top handle provides comfort and easy transport. Quickly control the power with the large dust sealed on/off switch.
The Craftsman XSP 12 Gallon 5.5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac also quickly converts to a blower. Cleaning up at a messy jobsite, blasting dirt from the shop floor or fall leaves off the driveway can be done in a snap. It also includes a 9 Pc accessory set for nearly any situation.
Tackles the toughest jobs. Vacuums away wood chunks, metal shards, nails or sawdust in the shop. Clears drywall chunks, broken glass and screws at the job site. Drains flooded basements and removes leaves and other debris from gutters (gutter kit sold seperately) just to name a few.
Large 12 Gallon collection tank with extra-large quick empty liquid drain
Powerful 5.5 peak HP motor makes short work of jobs
Top tray storage conveniently stores items such as mechanics tools, power drills, screws and needed tools on top of the vacuum so they are easily accessible when needed
On-board hose, accessory and power cord organizers provide space saving, convenient and hassle-free storage
Over 27 Foot Cleaning Reach (7’ x 2-1/2 In. Secure Fit Hose, 20’ Power Cord and Two Extension Wands)
Heavy duty 360° swivel casters for enhanced mobility on most surfaces
Also includes hose bracket set, cartridge filter, wet pickup foam filter, crevice tool, utility nozzle and floor/ squeegee nozzle combo
Large dust sealed on/off switch for easy control and ergonomic handle for improved comfort
Quickly converts to a blower for jobsite, shop or garage cleanup

Specifications & Dimensions
Depth (in.): 17
Height (in.): 23
Length (in.): 17
Width (in.): 19
Product Overview:
Indoor/Outdoor: Indoor/outdoor
Item Weight (lbs.): 26.5
Portable: Yes
Type: 12.5 - 22.0 Gal. tank size
Handle Type: Integrated Ergonomic
Number of Handles: 2
Cord Length (ft.): 20
Cord Management: Manual Wrap
Cord Option: Corded
Capacity (gallons): 0
Horsepower: 5.5
Voltage (V): 120
Hose Length (ft.): 7
Onboard Attachment Storage: Yes
General Features:
Blowing Port: Yes
Dust Hose Diameter: 2-1/2 in.
Vacuum Drain: Yes
Material: Polypropylene (PP)
Assembly Required: Assembly Required
ETL Listed: Yes
Package Includes:
Package Contents: 9 pc Accessory Set

WOOD magazine review

Incredible suction at a great price

Review Summary

LIKES: • Demonstrated the most suction in our test of 10 wet/dry vacs. • Straight sides on tub with no lipped rim make for easy dumping. • Hose stiffer than most, won’t collapse, better sealing and swivels • The hose holds up well against crushing without being too rigid. • Best hose wrap with wire brackets on top; top is flat, good for resting tools on • Nice handle on top for easy lifting • Liquid fill-stop float has a gasket for a better seal to protect the motor • Big toggle power switch for
easy operation • Nice side handles for lifting the tub • No tool rack, but accessories nest in recesses on caster covers • Seals around the rim between the tub and lid • Large tub drain and plug for easy draining of liquids. • 20’ power cord DISLIKES: • Pleated paper filter stops most dust, but allows more fine dust through to the exhaust than we like, especially when working in a closed shop. • Noisier than most models, but not ear-piercing; still need to wear hearing protection • A hook-and-loop tether holds the cord in coiled form, but there’s no mounted cord wrap • No exhaust deflector/diffuser • Hose holder can interfere with tool storage

Detailed Ratings

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Ease of Use




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