A current “Instruments in Motion” YouTube video extolling the virtues of DeWALT’s new, DCV501HB vacuum requested if this store vac was “The GREATEST Handheld?”
I’ll go away the reply to the influencers on the market, however I can humbly state that this little yellow vac does stay as much as DeWalt’s legacy of excellence. I’ve been a DeWalt fanboy for a few years (sure I’m unabashedly biased) and use their cordless gear often. (I’m at the moment deploying their instruments—a drill, affect driver and oscillating software to restore my termite infested dwelling).
Now I’m “deploying” their new DCV501HB store vac.
So what’s cool about this product?
Weighing in at three kilos, it’s helpful for every little thing from grabbing these little balls of mud in your lavatory to the sawdust on the workbench. The wonders of Ni–Li batteries make it each highly effective and moveable.
There’s loads to love.
It’s highly effective. Not jaw-droppingly so however muscular sufficient to select up most issues that aren’t too onerous. It’s not going to suck up golf ball sized ball bearings however will choose up tacks or small nails and nearly some other detritus from the workbench as long as they’re about 1/2″ or smaller.
In any other case it is going to jam up.
I take advantage of it for duties corresponding to cleansing onerous to succeed in corners of my dwelling (corresponding to behind my show case and desk), my automotive, the roof gutters, closets, the lanai—you title it. I additionally like that it has a kind of headlight that lets you see precisely what you’re doing if the sunshine is minimal.
Then there are the attachments. Every kind! There’s an extension tube, a versatile hose, a crevice nozzle, spherical brush, gulper brush, flooring nozzle and a mesh accent bag to maintain every little thing in a single place. (Good concept).
With the extension tube and flooring attachment the DCV501HB turns into a home vac. It’s even ergonomic–what an idea. The attachements all match and the plastic is sturdy. You don’t get the sensation that these things will crack or are low-cost in anyway.
You may stroll round with the vac utilizing the extension and with the flick of the wrist the rolling flooring nozzle can navigate any nook of your house (or store flooring). The vacuum is balanced. It has a kind of rubber bumper that permits the vac to relaxation on any floor.
It makes use of a HEPA filter which is accessible and “washable”. Simply hit the button and the gadget pops open. The cannister holds a few liter, which isn’t exceedingly giant however you’re not going to deal with enormous jobs with this anyway. To eliminate the junk, simply faucet the filter and most of it is going to drop away.
I might say the professionals for this far outweigh the cons.
For smallish jobs the place a transportable vac is smart, like cleansing your automotive’s inside, it’s splendid.
Determine that with a 5AH battery it is going to go 15-20 minutes straightforward. It really works nice on naked flooring however doesn’t have the “sucking energy” (46 CFM) to be a really perfect carpet cleaner. You’ll have to hold at it. On my Subaru’s dense carpet I discover the small spherical brush works greatest as a result of the bristles will nudge no matter particles under my fuel pedal and clutch into the nozzle. It’s important to go over the floor just a few instances to drag out the garbage.
That stated, it really did a good job on my thicker Persian carpet in the lounge–actually higher than my robo-vac.
Thus it’s not going to suck the chrome from the nob in your trailer hitch like a $1000 Miele. For my functions it doesn’t must be.
One reviewer stated this vacuum is a winner for these already invested in DeWalt instruments and batteries. He makes a great level, however I might flip this on it’s head and say for those who’re considering a purchase order of energy instruments, this could be a really perfect first step to enter the DeWalt universe. (You have to to buy a DeWalt charger and battery to associate with this gadget).
It’s useful, nicely designed and the plethora of attachments make it a realistic alternative that you need to use wherever you reside (or work). Value on Amazon is $142.69 as a “naked software”, sans battery. It’s on the excessive finish in comparison with different store vacs however because the axiom goes, you get what you pay for. DeWalt stands behind their merchandise.
When you want a battery/charger contemplate the Powerstack 20V MAX Battery Starter Equipment, which features a rechargeable, 5Ah, Lithium Ion (DCBP520C). It prices about $105 on Amazon and you may in fact use the battery for some other of DeWalt’s cordless instruments. When you stay in Hawaii you’ll must buy this unit at House Depot for about the identical value. (Lithium Ion batteries aren’t sometimes despatched by way of air freight–no less than not with Amazon).
Rob Kay writes a column on expertise for the Honolulu Star Advertiser and is a journey e book creator. He just lately returned from Italy the place he was researching a household memoir concerning the Second World Conflict.