CRAFTSMAN CMXEVBE17656 20 Gallon 6.5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac with Cart, Heavy-Duty Shop Vacuum with Attachments

(10 customer reviews)


Brand Craftsman
Special Feature Heavy-Duty, Includes Cart Handle and Accessory Storage Bag
Form Factor Cannister
Color Red
Filter Type Cartridge

  • INTEGRATED CART SYSTEM: Cart handle and casters provide 360-degree mobility and can be easily transported up/down stairs and over rough terrain
  • 6.5 PEAK HP: Max power provides heavy-duty cleanup for tasks in the shop, garage, or on the jobsite
  • POS-I-LOCK HOSE: 1-7/8 in. x 10 ft. professional-grade hose provides 4 times the durability of the standard hose and secure attachment of hose to vac drum that won’t pull loose during use
  • BLOWING PORT: Directs high speed exhaust air through the hose to blow debris from decks, sidewalks, etc.
  • ACCESSORIES INCLUDED: 1-7/8 in. x 10 ft. Professional Grade POS-I-LOCK Hose, 2 Extension Wands, Utility Nozzle, Car Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Wet Nozzle, Muffler/Diffuser, Qwik Lock Fine Dust Filter and Dust Collection Bag
  • WARRANTY: 3 Year Limited Warranty


The CRAFTSMAN 20 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac with Cart is the ideal solution for extra-large cleanup projects around the garage, shop and on the jobsite for the owner that wants pro upgrades. Featuring our most powerful 6.5 Peak HP motor, this vac provides extra power and capacity for demanding jobs plus an integrated cart system that provides 360-degree mobility and can be easily transported up or down stairs and over rough terrain. The included 10 ft. pro-grade hose has 4 times the durability of the standard hose and the accessory storage bag snaps on to the cart handle keeping the vacuum’s accessories on hand. Equipped with an extra-large drain, it quickly empties the tank of liquids. The extra-long 20 ft. power cord allows for wide-area cleaning and wraps neatly around the ergonomic, carry handle for storage. A rear blowing port also allows quick removal of waste from wherever you’re working. The Qwik Lock Filter Fastening System makes removing and installing wet dry vacuum filters quick, easy and secure.

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Important information


1440 watts

Bulb Voltage

120 volts

Additional information

Weight 32.2 kg
Dimensions 26.91 × 23.8 × 39.37 cm


Special Feature

Heavy-Duty Includes Cart Handle and Accessory Storage Bag

Form Factor




Filter Type


Model Name


Surface Recommendation


Power Source


Included Components
Is Cordless



120 Volts


20 Gallons


1440 watts

Number of Items


Hose Length

10 Feet

Motor Horsepower

6.5 Horsepower

Control Method


Part Number


Item Weight

32.2 pounds

Product Dimensions

26.91 x 23.8 x 39.37 inches

Country of Origin


Item model number



20 Gallon 6.5 Peak HP wCart


WetDry Vac

Item Package Quantity


Measurement System


Special Features

Heavy-Duty Includes Cart Handle and Accessory Storage Bag

Batteries Required


Warranty Description

3 year limited warranty



Date First Available

January 4 2019


Craftsman, Emerson Tool Company

10 reviews for CRAFTSMAN CMXEVBE17656 20 Gallon 6.5 Peak HP Wet/Dry Vac with Cart, Heavy-Duty Shop Vacuum with Attachments

  1. Gaby Larsen

    Love itReading some people’s bad reviews I just don’t understand it.It’s powerful. Very powerful. All the attachments make it very easy to reach whatever area you’re trying to.The wheels were hard to attach during assembly and I did need to bang them in, but they’re in.People saying there is nowhere for the cord need to look closer… the handle on top has tabs along the ends where you wrap the cord.It’s loud, obviously, it’s a shop vac.It’s big , obviously, it’s a large shop vac so it won’t fit in the smallest of places but with the attachments I can vac my stairs , cabinets , ceiling if I wanted to.It was a great purchase that I don’t regret and would purchase it again.

  2. John Hudson

    Gigantic as gigantic comes, works as expected once assembledI did have problems with the wheels at first too – just give them a good push/hit and they’ll go in, but this thing is enormous. I can’t knock them for that, as I could have measured it out, but double check the measurements because this is the size of a whale. As far as the vacuum itself, it’s awesome, I don’t notice much difference between shop vacs, as they all do the same thing for me. Provide hardcore suction and vacuuming needs. If you need to carry it around places, go smaller than the 16 gallon, if you are just stationing it in a shop/single level, then go for it. The filter was a bit awkward to set up too, and they really need to make longer cords (obviously extension cord works, but just one time I wish it was 5 feet longer to not need one on these vacs). Have only used this and a really old one before so can’t compare, it’s a beast at sucking things up of all surfaces.

  3. Pablo Benito

    Amazing vac for dog hair!I choose a shop vac for at home since I have an Alaskan Malamute that sheds like crazy. I’ve had Dysons and they often get stuck after a while and need a cleaning. This shop vac only needs a new bag and you’re set(maybe new filter after a while too). Has never clogged up or gotten stuck. As for suction power, I’ve accidentally sucked in the TV remote pretty easily so take that for reference.

  4. Clarice

    Really handy and lots of powerI really like this shop vac. It has a blower option that I use to move plant debris off a paver driveway. It works really well and has a lot of power so I don’t need a separate leaf blower. The only complaint I have is that the attachments fall off in the midst of use, while holding the wand. You have to watch that they don’t come off. You can also store the attachments right on the machine. It has a large capacity in the drum so you can pick up a lot of stuff.

  5. Gerard V Muldoon Jr

    Powerful vac!If you are looking for a powerful vac, this is the one, slightly awkward to move around but more than offset by its capability

  6. Ben naught

    Best craftsman shop vac we have ever owned!This vacuum rolls very easily across our shop floor and has a nice tall handle on it too maneuver it around. All 3 of us our 6’ 2” and is nice not to have to bend way over just to get ahold of it too move. The accessories bag on the handle is a great addition! Only reason we replaced our old craftsman shop vacuum was because it got ran over by one of our large farm tractors! Probably the best accident that had happened! Great update!

  7. Samira Barghouthi

    Amazing equipmentThe problem started with storm drains. Hired a plumber who charged me $250 and said you have roots! And will cost $1200 and no guarantee! Hired a second plumber who said that I might have broken pipes and might cost $10,000 and more!! So I did my own research and found out that previous owners had a sand box that was just making its way into the pipes causing the clogging! Thanks to this suction equipment and a water hose.., storm drains are as good as new. I followed all recommendation of safety as per instructions and a few Online instructions. It’s great to have around the house especially for the back yard.

  8. william dugan

    Exactly what I hoped forGreat shop vac

  9. fml

    Wheels do not stay in bottom of unitWheels did not stay in place if you lifted the unit. Had to implement repair to be able keep wheels in place and swivel correctly.

  10. Robert V.

    Excelente máquinaToda mi vida he comprado productos de la marca Craftsman porque los considero de muy buena calidad y está aspiradora no fue la excepción. Funciona muy bien, tiene un gran poder de succión. La utilicé para lavar un tapete grande y prácticamente lo dejó seco. Estoy muy contento con la compra. Solo ten en cuenta que es muy voluminosa y ruidosa ( lo cual no me molesta) y se requiere un espacio grande para guardarla.

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