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:
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I definitely am considering one of these for work. Need the smaller size for lab use. We don’t need Nilfisk level clean room capability, nor the price, so I may be able to argue for one.
I though the 2 filters was how their auto filter clean works. I could be wrong though.
My understanding is that the automatic filter cleaning is done through a back-flow pulse every 30 seconds. The quick redirection of air backwards through the filters would then dislodge some of the finer particles to reduce clogging and improve suction power.
Update: Looks like you’re right! With this vac, one filter is pulsed every 30 seconds, and they alternate. This way you don’t lose suction power during use or automatic cleaning.
I could remember what the filters were for but not exactly how the mechanism worked. I saw it explained somewhere I can’t remember now.
A couple of minor corrections about HEPA filters. The 99.97% capture efficiency at 0.3 microns doesn’t mean that smaller particles get through or that other sizes are filtered at less than 100% efficiency. It simply means that the filter is least efficient right at 0.3 microns. A capture efficiency graph would be a straight line at 100% except for a slight dip right at 0.3 um, with a very sharp slope back to 100% for smaller particles and a more curved slope for the larger ones.
The other misconception is that a HEPA filter can be cleaned, it really can’t. Once a particle is captured, it is just that – captured. Larger dust and debris that is adhering to the high pressure side of the filter can be blown or brushed off but the filter itself remains unchanged.
So the t stak boxes don’t clip onto the top?
Another lost opportunity for Dewalt to build in some added functionality to a new product line.
They sell an adapter in Europe.
Now, if they’d just make a standard adapter to fit it to their sliding miter saw, I’d be happy.
We do, DWV9110
Does DeWalt plan on offering Non-HEPA filters for this unit, I’m thinking about buying one but, the filter price seems a little steep, Not all of my work requires HEPA level of cleaning but sometimes just a simple way to pick up debris, I currently own a small size Ridgid, filters are about $14.00, and I buy one just about every month, I also own a large HEPA compliant vacuum, which I only use on RRP Jobs, but it would be very convenient to have a unit that does it all, just swap the filters
So has this vac been certified by the EPA? And where’s the most important spec?? : DB rating…
I have this vac and noted that when it is on and the suction (going through a mini cyclone/Clearvue) at the end to the 15′ hose holds to my hand (barely) but when the vac cycles through the cleaning the hose drops from my hand. This suggests that there is loss of vacuum during this cycle so I’m wondering if something needs adjusting. Thanks, TFW