Shop Vac makes a variety of products including vacuums with professional power, vacuums with portable power, vacuums with the power of an upright, blower vacs and air blowers. Perhaps no other name is more recognized for wet/dry clean up in shops of all sizes.
I received a one gallon portable wet/dry Shop Vac as a present. While this vacuum cleaner may be miniature in size it is still a Shop Vac. Portable power is its key feature. This particular size is ideal for vacuuming automobile interiors and cleaning work benches. This lightweight vacuum can easily be held by the handle for easy maneuvering when vacuuming. The regular hose attachment is designed for surface cleaning while the crevice attachment will reach into seams and tight areas. Water or liquids will not become excessively heavy with the one gallon capacity compartment. This vacuum is stored in my garage where it performs a variety of cleanup tasks. Dirt, saw dust, spills and automobiles - Shop Vac cleans it all. Talk about a portable vacuum with a punch.
Whether your shop be big or small Shop Vac has a product for you. Wet or dry, any mess is easily cleaned up. My one gallon portable wet/dry Shop Vac has been a great gift.