Report Shop Vac Sucked Under in Off-Topic Posted October 23 In the comments on that toolguyd article someone who worked at Shopvac said a few years ago they started sourcing their electric motors from China. I suspect the pandemic caused their supply chain to dry up and they didn't have parts to make any more vacuums. And nothing to fall back on. I have a shopvac I bought about 6 years back to replace another one which had died. It's already starting to make bearing noises and I was thinking about replacing it. Want something smaller and hopefully quieter. I'll have to do some research. Might just break down and buy the Festool vacuum. Looks like they have a new CT 15 that's $350... doesn't have some of the convenience features but if it sucks and is quiet I'd be ok with it.