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16 Gallon 6.5 Peak HP Stainless Steel Wet/Dry Cart Vac

SKU: WS1600SS
Price
$189.99

Look sharp and tackle the toughest jobs with our high performance 16 gallon stainless steel shop vacuum. This vac handles the roughest terrain with surprisingly agile maneuverability.

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The WS1600SS is a stainless steel wet/dry shop vacuum with features you expect from a WORKSHOP Wet/Dry Vacuum:

Stainless Steel Drum Construction Cleans Up Easily For A Professional Appearance.

• Ergonomic Handle And Large Rear Wheels –
Allows for easy transport over rough terrain and stairs.

• 2-1/2" Dual-Flex® Locking Hose –
Offers 180° flexibility at both hose ends for better maneuverability. Locking Tab Keeps Hose Connected To Vac During Use, But Detaches Easily.

• Roll Tight™ Locking Sleeve –
Keeps accessories securely connected.

• Hose Storage –
Hose conveniently stores on-board when not in use.

• Large Drain
For easier liquid disposal.

• Qwik Lock® Filter Fastening System
For easy filter changes.

• Easy To Reach Storage Bag–
Keeps accessories close at hand.

• Carry Handle
For Transport.

• Integrated Blowing Port –
For added versatility.

• Includes: Shop Vacuum, Hose, Utility Nozzle, Crevice Tool, Car Nozzle, Wet Nozzle, 2 Extension Wands, Locking Sleeve, Fine Dust Filter, Dust Bag, Owner’s Manual

 

Because standards matter!
At WORKSHOP, we design our UL-Listed wet/dry vacuums to measure up to American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM) testing methods, unlike some competitors who use lab methods.


Specifications for the WORKSHOP Wet/Dry Vacuum WS1600SS:

Drum Size 16 Gallon*
Peak Horsepower* 6.5
Voltage 120
Amps 12.0
CFM (Airflow)* 167
Inches (Lift)* 45
Max Air Watts* 266
U.L. Listed Yes
Blowing Yes-Port
Cord Length 20'
Hose Length 7'
Drain Port Yes
Construction Stainless Steel
Accessory Size 2-1/2"
Accessory Storage Yes-Bag
Replacement Filters WS21200F, WS22200F, WS23200F
Replacement Dust Bag

WS32200F

Optional Filter

WS24200F

* Explanation of Terms. All specification data subject to change without notice.​​

 

Documents related to the WORKSHOP Wet/Dry Vacuum WS1600SS:

Click to open PDF in a new window. To download right-click link and "save target as", or "Save Link As" if on a Mac, and save file to chosen location.

Owner's Manual (PDF)

WORKSHOP Wet/Dry Vac Brochure  (PDF)

Media Specification Sheet  (PDF)

 

Learn more about the WORKSHOP Wet/Dry Vac warranty:
Warranty- (Page)
Warranty Document - (PDF)

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

by PowerReviews
WORKSHOP Wet Dry VacsWS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP
 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

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Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Big jobs (3)
  • Inside (3)
  • Outside (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

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5.0

This machine is awesome!

By 

from Albuquerque, New Mexico

About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

Verified Buyer

Pros

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Big Jobs
      • Inside
      • Outside
      • Small Jobs

      Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

      It is so easy to use and maneuver. I have used it to clean after taking up tile and drywall. It is also great for simple vacuuming.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Well made and powerful

      By 

      from Youngstown, OH

      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Big Jobs
          • Inside
          • Outside

          Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

          Great heavy duty vacuum. I use it in my workshop and the 2.5" hose is a must if you need to suck up anything other than sawdust. I'm using the bag along with the filter and I find that the suction level stays much more constant since the filter stays clean. The only bad part is if you suck up something you shouldn't have, you have to search the filter bag through a hole rather than the bottom of the can. I've done it twice with success, but it's not easy. The only disappointment I have is that all of these vacs use a rather inflexible, light duty hose. It crushes easily in my opinion is really stiff. Haven't seen one yet that I like. Maybe they don't exist. Besides that limitation, I would definitely recommend!

          (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          EXCELLENT QUALITY

          By 

          from Henderson,Nevada

          About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Big Jobs
              • Inside
              • Outside
              • Small Jobs

              Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

              Very good suction . Easy pick up. Great mobility

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Outstanding shop vac

              By 

              from Tennessee

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

              This vac is the most powerful one I've ever owned. It'll pick up just about anything wet or dry. I've literally picked up a 5lb piece of steel rebar with it. The only problem you'll have is pulling the hose attachments from the floor due to the suction it creates!

              (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              A really great shop vacuum

              By 

              from Unknown

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              Site Member

              Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

              I bought this after checking reviews for shop vacs on Amazon, and this one had the best reviews. I actually consider negative reviews more important since they tell you about the problems you will have, and this unit had no negative reviews when I purchased it (there have been two since, but they were minor, in my opinion...one guy had trouble putting it together, a problem I did not have). I have not been disappointed. It is really well made, and while I do not have a lot of experience with a wide variety of shop vacs, it seems pretty quiet for its impressive size.

              It is everything I expected, and I am very pleased.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Awesome Shop Vac!

              By 

              from Unknown

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              Site Member

              Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

              This is a very quality vacuum with a lot of power and all the necessary accessories. I did purchase the muffler for the exhaust just because it keeps it from blowing dust around while working with it. Also, looks good!

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              This is the best shop vac I have ever owned

              By 

              from Unknown

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              Site Member

              Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

              I use this shop vac for a variety of power tools and general clean up. All of the attachments are handy for various jobs. The unit rolls easily and there is plenty of power available. This will be the last shop vac I will need to buy.

              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Excellent vacuum cleaner for the shop

              By 

              from Unknown

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              Site Member

              Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

              I have been using this vacuum cleaner in my shop regularly for four months. I use it with my table saw, router table, and planer and also to vacuum the shop floor. I have filled many bags and have had no problems at all. It is very stable and easy to roll around. It has a good selection of tools and the storage bag keeps everything handy. Since I use a shop vac so much I have gone through many other vacuums before this one. This vacuum cleaner is more expensive but it has held up well so far and appears to be quality built.

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              REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

              by PowerReviews
              WORKSHOP Wet Dry VacsWS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP
               
              4.9

              (based on 8 reviews)

              Ratings Distribution

              • 5 Stars

                 

                (7)

              • 4 Stars

                 

                (1)

              • 3 Stars

                 

                (0)

              • 2 Stars

                 

                (0)

              • 1 Stars

                 

                (0)

              100%

              of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

              Pros

              No Pros

              Cons

              No Cons

              Best Uses

              • Big jobs (3)
              • Inside (3)
              • Outside (3)
                • Reviewer Profile:
                • Avid do-it-yourselfer (3)

              Reviewed by 8 customers

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              5.0

              This machine is awesome!

              By 

              from Albuquerque, New Mexico

              About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Big Jobs
                  • Inside
                  • Outside
                  • Small Jobs

                  Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

                  It is so easy to use and maneuver. I have used it to clean after taking up tile and drywall. It is also great for simple vacuuming.

                  (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  4.0

                  Well made and powerful

                  By 

                  from Youngstown, OH

                  About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Big Jobs
                      • Inside
                      • Outside

                      Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

                      Great heavy duty vacuum. I use it in my workshop and the 2.5" hose is a must if you need to suck up anything other than sawdust. I'm using the bag along with the filter and I find that the suction level stays much more constant since the filter stays clean. The only bad part is if you suck up something you shouldn't have, you have to search the filter bag through a hole rather than the bottom of the can. I've done it twice with success, but it's not easy. The only disappointment I have is that all of these vacs use a rather inflexible, light duty hose. It crushes easily in my opinion is really stiff. Haven't seen one yet that I like. Maybe they don't exist. Besides that limitation, I would definitely recommend!

                      (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                       
                      5.0

                      EXCELLENT QUALITY

                      By 

                      from Henderson,Nevada

                      About Me Avid Do-It-Yourselfer

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Big Jobs
                          • Inside
                          • Outside
                          • Small Jobs

                          Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

                          Very good suction . Easy pick up. Great mobility

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Outstanding shop vac

                          By 

                          from Tennessee

                          Verified Buyer

                          Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

                          This vac is the most powerful one I've ever owned. It'll pick up just about anything wet or dry. I've literally picked up a 5lb piece of steel rebar with it. The only problem you'll have is pulling the hose attachments from the floor due to the suction it creates!

                          (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          A really great shop vacuum

                          By 

                          from Unknown

                          Verified Buyer
                          Site Member

                          Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

                          I bought this after checking reviews for shop vacs on Amazon, and this one had the best reviews. I actually consider negative reviews more important since they tell you about the problems you will have, and this unit had no negative reviews when I purchased it (there have been two since, but they were minor, in my opinion...one guy had trouble putting it together, a problem I did not have). I have not been disappointed. It is really well made, and while I do not have a lot of experience with a wide variety of shop vacs, it seems pretty quiet for its impressive size.

                          It is everything I expected, and I am very pleased.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Awesome Shop Vac!

                          By 

                          from Unknown

                          Verified Buyer
                          Site Member

                          Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

                          This is a very quality vacuum with a lot of power and all the necessary accessories. I did purchase the muffler for the exhaust just because it keeps it from blowing dust around while working with it. Also, looks good!

                          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          This is the best shop vac I have ever owned

                          By 

                          from Unknown

                          Verified Buyer
                          Site Member

                          Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

                          I use this shop vac for a variety of power tools and general clean up. All of the attachments are handy for various jobs. The unit rolls easily and there is plenty of power available. This will be the last shop vac I will need to buy.

                          (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                           
                          5.0

                          Excellent vacuum cleaner for the shop

                          By 

                          from Unknown

                          Verified Buyer
                          Site Member

                          Comments about WORKSHOP Wet Dry Vacs WS1600SS Heavy Duty Shop Vacuum w Cart 16G 6.5 Peak HP:

                          I have been using this vacuum cleaner in my shop regularly for four months. I use it with my table saw, router table, and planer and also to vacuum the shop floor. I have filled many bags and have had no problems at all. It is very stable and easy to roll around. It has a good selection of tools and the storage bag keeps everything handy. Since I use a shop vac so much I have gone through many other vacuums before this one. This vacuum cleaner is more expensive but it has held up well so far and appears to be quality built.

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