Thanks to its 21-foot hose system, this seven-gallon vac can do most of its work while locked in its included wall mount. It has 13 attachments, one of which has a remote, so you can turn it off from afar. The five-horsepower motor sucked up debris without worry, but coarser chunks clogged the extra-long hose. Still, its simple operation, versatility, and power earned our acclaim. [$120; sears.com]
Photograph by Travis Rathbone
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