Dewalt recently announced that they’re coming out with two new compact wet/dry vacuums.
The DCV580 is a cordless-only vac, and is compatible with both 18V stem-style and 20V Max slide-style battery packs. It comes with a high efficiency washable and reusable filter.
The DCV581H vac can be powered off of 18V and 20V Max batteries as well, but also features a 5-foot long AC power cord. It is equipped with a HEPA-rated washable and reusable filter.
The new cleanup vacs were designed to be compact and multi-functional. In addition to the expected suction mode, there’s also a blower feature. On-board accessory and cord storage help keep the vac nice and neat.
The 1-1/4″ hose is 5′ long, which should be plenty for smaller tasks. Both vacs also come with a crevice tool and wide nozzle. Tank capacity is about 2 gallons.
The DCV580 is available now for about $110-120 for just the vac. Batteries and a charger are not included. The DCV581H will likely be priced closer to $129, and will be available starting in the Fall of 2013.
Correction: the DCV580 is a cordless model, DCV581H is a cordless and corded model.
Cordless vacs, or corded vacs with a cordless option, can be pretty useful. I have a smaller Dewalt DC515K vacuum that I purchased nearly 3 years ago (kit via Amazon) and it comes in handy from time to time. Sure it’s noisy, somewhat clumsy to use, and quick to clog and fill up, but it can go where full size dust extractors and shop vacuum can’t.
Thumbs up to Dewalt for making these vacs compatible with both 18V and 20V Max battery packs.