Wet dry vacuums are an odd thing: loud, big, and dust sucking. However, they are often a large part of how clean up is achieved in large shops and areas where there’s a lot to be vacuumed up. Cordless vacuums are even better – no cord to get wrapped up in and no need to trip over it.
Black & Decker CWV1408 Dust Buster Wet/Dry Hand Vacuum
Black & Decker offers a CWV1408 Dust Buster wet-dry Hand Vacuum, 14.4 volt. This vacuum is cordless, which allows you to take it anywhere. It includes a wall mounted charging base, and has a lightweight design. There is no bag, which allows for a quick empty over the trash can before you’re back to cleaning. The batteries don’t last long, but that is due to overcharging or overheating.
DEWALT Bare-Tool DC515B 18-Volt Cordless 1/2 Gallon Wet/Dry Portable Vacuum
The DeWalt bare tool DC515B 18-volt cordless 1/2 gallon wet/dry portable vacuum is one of the best cordless vacuums. There is a heavy duty rubber hose, a large switch to turn it on and off with one hand, and even a filter that cleans very easily. While no battery is provided with the unit, it uses a standard 18 volt battery that can be ordered separately.
PowerSmith PAVC101 10 Amp Ash Vacuum
The PowerSmith PAVC101 10Amp Ash Vacuum has a very specialized job to do: it is meant to clean up ash. As such, it includes a filter, two extension wands, a brush nozzle, a metal nozzle, and much more. Unlike other ash vacuums, it doesn’t spit ash everywhere as it cleans up. However, wait until the ashes are completely cool. Otherwise, you run the risk of burning the filter and melting the plastic guarding around it.
Shop-Vac carries the 5986000 5 gallon 4.5 peak HP stainless steel wet dry vacuum
Shop-Vac carries the 5986000 5 gallon 4.5 peak HP stainless steel wet dry vacuum. It has a six foot power cord – giving lots of range for the vacuum to cover. There’s a blower port in the back, and there’s an on board storage option to keep everything nearby. The tank is made of stainless steel, and it rolls on a basin. The hose that comes with it is a little narrower than other shop vacuum hoses, but it works.
Makita VC4710 12-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum
The Makita VC4710 12-Gallon Wet/Dry Vacuum has an interesting function: a ten second delay after the power goes off. The hose is cleared of debris during this ten seconds, and makes it easier to use over time. The cord is almost 27 feet long, and the hose is 16 feet long. This gives it quite a large range, and the bucket holds 12 gallons. An odd thump does sound from inside the vacuum, but that is caused by the filters cleaning themselves.
Each wet dry vac has some reviews to go along with it, and you can see what customers are saying about them. Let the customers tell you which one they liked best, and you can use this information to make an informed choice about your new wet dry vac.