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Ridgid 5 HP 16 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac WD1636


Javier

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This is the one that pops up a few times a year around $40-60 at HD. Its last appearance was the last holiday season for $40.

 

Because of the lower price there are a few differences between this and the regular $120 16 gallon model

 

Check it out see what you guys think.

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those shop vacs def dont have 6.5 hp. 

thats what i found on the internet:

To normal people, "peak horsepower" would be the amount of power when the motor is working really, really hard. However, vacuum makers (because they're measuring power usage) choose to use the peak amount of power being used by the motor. And with electric motors, that peak occurs when the motor first turns on. This startup surge or "inrush" is tremendously higher than normal runtime power consumption. By concentrating on this "peak" the manufacturers can claim a much higher horsepower rating than should realistically be stated.

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those shop vacs def dont have 6.5 hp. 

thats what i found on the internet:

To normal people, "peak horsepower" would be the amount of power when the motor is working really, really hard. However, vacuum makers (because they're measuring power usage) choose to use the peak amount of power being used by the motor. And with electric motors, that peak occurs when the motor first turns on. This startup surge or "inrush" is tremendously higher than normal runtime power consumption. By concentrating on this "peak" the manufacturers can claim a much higher horsepower rating than should realistically be stated.

 

Makes scene I'm pretty sure some air compressor manufactures use this to when you see a 1 gallon hot dog style that's a made in china brand and says 1.5-2 horsepower you know something is up.

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