Over at Amazon, they launched a product page for the new Makita XCV11Z 18V cordless wet/dry HEPA-rated vacuum.
The new Makita cordless vac features a brushless motor, 2 gallon collection capacity, and Makita says it can run for up to 60 minutes using a 5Ah battery. It also has a folding top handle, carrying strap, and built-in hose wrap and accessory docks.
If you look closely, there’s a 3-position knob on the front, next to a battery fuel gauge. There’s off, setting (1), and setting (2). The 2-stage suction power setting is partially responsible – as would be the higher efficiency brushless motor – for the claim of up to 60 minutes runtime when powered by a 5.0Ah battery.
- 2 gallon capacity
- 57 CFM airflow
- 27″ water lift
- HEPA filter, captures 99.97% of particulates 0.3µm and larger
- Up to 60 mins of continuous runtime with 5.0Ah battery
- Includes a flexible hose, HEPA filter (162518-0), wide nozzle, and crevice nozzle
Price: $199 (Amazon pre-order price) for the bare tool
An 18V battery and charger are NOT included with the XCV11Z bare tool.
Summary: Makita’s new cordless vac features a brushless motor, 2 power settings, lengthy runtime specs, HEPA-rated filter, and compact design.
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I find myself wondering how much suction or cleanup power the low setting could have, given its extremely long continuous runtime claims, but I remember that most other cordless vacuums only have one power setting, not two.
For instance, I recently bought a Milwaukee M18 cordless vac, and it has slightly better specs than this new Makita, but its runtime claims are “30+ minutes with a 9.0Ah battery.” We don’t yet know how long the new Makita XCV11Z vac will last when paired with a 5Ah battery and set to the high power mode.* But, it’s nice to have the option of setting it low for longer runtime. Not every application requires max suction power.
* Update: A Makita New Zealand product page for an identical-looking vac (but with model number DCV750) says “up to 35 minutes of runtime at high power [with a 6.0Ah battery – thank you John!].”
We won’t know street pricing until additional retailers start listing the vac.
If there’s a catch, I’m not seeing it. Makita has an expansive cordless vac portfolio, and here’s one more compelling option added to the mix.