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Shop Vac closing doors

#274498 by cincinnati » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:02 am

https://www.northcentralpa.com/business ... 9e71c.html

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#274499 by edma194 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 12:10 am

Well, dang! I finally got an actual genuine Shop Vac shop vacuum and now they go out of business?! If those things didn't last 20 years easily I'd be in deep trouble and have to go out and buy one of a thousand equivalent vacuum cleaners before then.

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#274510 by RFGuy » Wed Sep 16, 2020 8:46 am

Wow! Thanks for posting this because I probably wouldn't have learned about their closing for a long time without it. It is unfortunate. :( I had a ShopVac™ go bad on me and they replaced the motor for free even though it was out of warranty. The only reason that I knew to contact them was I saw a YouTube video where someone said to contact them and that they would stand behind the product even after the warranty was expired, which is what they did for each of us. Not many companies today will still support a product and take care of you after a warranty is up, but ShopVac™ did for me.

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#274537 by garys » Wed Sep 16, 2020 4:28 pm

That's too bad. I always liked my Shop Vacs. I still have my old 30-40 year old one in the garage and my newer one in my woodworking shop. Both have treated me well.

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#274548 by robinson46176 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 11:21 pm

We spent a couple of decades in the vac industry and this company, The Henry Company of Hammond IN was our most reliable wholesale vendor. They were / are both wholesale and retail. We could sometimes beat them shopping price but not on service and standing behind stuff. If we called an order in by 11:00 AM it was in our store by 11:00 AM the next day... It's been a few years now but I hear that they are still the same. Covid19 may have slowed things down a bit, I don't know about this year.
Most of the "working parts" of your shop vac are off the shelf parts. Most turbine/motor units were made by either the Lamb Electric Co. or Singer. Switches etc. are common stuff as are cords, hoses, filters, attachments etc. Here is a link:
https://www.vacpartsplusstore.com/catalog/
I have no connection to the company, they just served us well for over 20 years.
We used to ask for "Larry" but I suppose he has long retired. :)


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