The other day we talked about new Dewalt wet/dry shop-style vacuums. The vacuums have not yet been officially announced, but several filter options just appeared on my radar. Some of you asked about this, and so here’s a quick look at the accessories.
I also wanted to address another question that came out. These vacs look more like cleanup vacs to me. For direct tool connections, Dewalt does offer dust extractors.
For me, I consider dust extractors are better designed for direct tool connections, and wet/dry vacs for cleanup tasks. But I have also used dust extractors for cleanup, and wet/dry shop vacs directly connected to tools.
From left to right:
Fine Dust Cartridge Filter DXVC6912, $30 at Amazon
This filter is likely well-suited for use on tougher fine-dust materials, such as cement dust and drywall dust, but it can also handle general debris and cleanup tasks as well.
Standard Cartridge Filter DXVC6910, $20 at Amazon
This is the standard general cleanup filter. I assume this is what will be bundled with the new vacuums.
HEPA Material Cartridge Filter DXVC6914, $50 at Amazon
For highest efficiency filtration, the HEPA-rated cartridge filter can capture particles down to 0.3 microns at 99.7% efficiency.
All of the cartridge filters are said to be washable and reusable. They’re all designed for wet or dry pickup.
High Efficiency Filter Bag DXVA19-4111, $20 at Amazon (for the 3-pack)
The bags are designed for dry pickup and are (presumably) disposable and meant for single uses.
All of the options here are said to fit all Dewalt 6-16 gallon wet/dry vacuums.