I purchased this vacuum for my husband for Christmas last year and he absolutely loves it. It was one of the cheaper vacuums, but it was a lot of bang for the buck and I am impressed with it. I actually think that I use this wet/dry vacuum more than my husband does. I like to use it to vacuum out the interior of my car and floor mats. I use it for big messes or spills in the house also. My husband said that it could be a little bigger and he would like it better. It does need to be emptied often to keep the suction at its maximum. I thought this was just a standard procedure to keep up the maintenance on a vacuum, but either way I still enjoy using it for big jobs indoors. The Craftsman vacuum does suck up liquids well, and with little effort and time. The hose is a medium length and there is a lot of cord to allow movement and this is what I like best about it. My husband has used the vacuum to suck up saw dust, metal shavings, small leaves, and small rocks. It still runs well and I would recommend it to anyone who is on a tight budget and who needs a shop vacuum. I have recommended this to my friends and family as well. I know that I will be looking for the brand Crafstman for any future purchases I need to make including hardware or tools for myself and my husband.