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Old 08-19-2013, 05:42 AM   #16
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Rigid and Craftsman are both manufactured by Emerson Electric and share the same basic make up between models. Emerson warrants the motors for life on both brands. I have 3 Rigid, 2 Craftsman and a Shop Vac and hands down, the Ridgid/Craftsman have the best suction.


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Old 08-19-2013, 06:15 AM   #17
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Another vote for Rigid here as well.
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Old 08-20-2013, 03:50 PM   #18
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My Craftsman has lasted 10 years and is going strong. Has the detachable motor so you can carry it as a leaf blower. We use that feature all the time to blow up pool toys and air mattresses. I would like to replace it -- only to get one with a smaller footprint. I find I am never filling up the bowl and end up emptying it to clean the filter when it's only around 10% full. So I could have one a quarter of the size if it was just as powerful and had the portable blower but I haven't found that. I would buy another Craftsman, but Rigid being basically the same I'd be ok w that too. The Rigid filters now available do not fit mine... have to get them at Sears.
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I don't know if it's worth mentioning but be sure to get wet/dry but maybe they all like that now.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:41 PM   #20
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I have a Rigid 6 gallon model, and a Craftsman 12 gallon model both run like a champ...the Rigid one I've had close to 14 years and the Craftsman for about 8 years.


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