What’s small, yellow and black, and full of cleanup potential? Dewalt’s new DWV010 8-gallon HEPA dust extractor! But of course you already knew that from the title and image.
The new compact dust extractor features an 8-gallon tank, 15A motor, 150 CFM of airflow suction power, an automatic filter-cleaning mechanism that pulses every 30 seconds, and power tool actuation where use of a power tool can toggle the vac’s on/off controls.
The dust extractor vac also has built-in caster wheels (which shouldn’t be a surprise), a 15′ x 1-1/4″ hose with swiveling universal connectors, an 8′ power cord, and replaceable HEPA filters (model DWV9330).
It looks like the DWV010 is a smaller and more portable, version of the DWV012 dust extractor vac that came out two years ago, but its base makes it look more maneuverable as well.
As with the DWV012, the new DWV010 works with two canister-style filters. The HEPA-rated filters collect 99.97% of particles 0.3µm or larger, and it only costs ~$69 for a 2-filter replacement pack (which is pretty inexpensive for good HEPA filters).
Standard accessories include the 15′ anti-static hose (replacement #DWV9316), (2) HEPA filters (replacement #DWV9330), and a fleece bag (replacement #DWV9402).
Optional accessories include a 8′ x 2-1/2″ clean-up hose (DWV9314), and a 15′ x 1-1/4″ kink-resistant hose (DWV9315).
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The design and on-paper specs look decent enough. The casters are located directly underneath the base, instead of reaching out with outriggered legs that could catch on obstacles, door frames, and the such. The hose connection point and vacuum itself are low enough to the ground that tip-over risks should be minimal.
Dewalt says the vacuum also features built-in cord and hose wraps, and so there’s hope that the vacuum bundles together into a neat and more easily transportable package. Smaller vacuums tend to have very poor hose storage, and can be a mess to move around – hopefully the DWV010 is different.
As with the previous 10-gallon model, the new DWV010 works with two filter cartridges. Why two cartridges instead of one larger one? I asked Dewalt, who provided the following: