This is the new Makita XCV02Z cordless 3/4 gallon portable dry dust extractor and blower tool.
What makes this new vac different from their existing solutions? It’s smaller and more portable, equipped with a carrying strap so you can sling it over your shoulder during use.
From this photo, it seems that Makita designed the new compact dust extractor for sanding applications. I can see that – a lot of sanding operations produce very fine dust, but not huge volumes of it.
They also show the vac being worn over the shoulder and used to collect chips from a cordless circular saw. The 3/4 gallon dust bag can probably handle this with ease.
Thinking aloud here, I’m wondering if this new dust extractor might be a good pair for the Makita 18V X2 brushless plunge-cutting track saw.
While not as compact as a mini blower, it seems convenient that you can remove the dust bin and hose and attach a blower nozzle.
Features & Specs
- 49 CFM airflow
- 24″ static water lift suction power
- Dry dust extraction only
- High and low suction modes
- Up to 42 minutes using 5.0Ah battery pack
- Weighs 5.3 lbs with battery
- 3/4 gallon capacity dust cloth bag
- 8.2′ anti-static hose
- 2 cuff adapters, for connecting to most Makita dust extraction tool attachments
- Soft start for added control when in blower mode
- Carrying strap
- 84 dB(A) noise level
- 210 MPH max air velocity (blower mode)
Buy Now(via Amazon)
Amazon is the only retailer listing the vac at the moment. While I’m hesitant to consider their $233 price as reflective of MSRP, I’d be very surprised if the eventual retail price was less than $200.
One thing to note is that Makita makes no mention of the bag’s filtration capability. If it were HEPA rated, they’d mention it. And given that it’s a cloth bag, this is a dry material-only dust extractor.
Festool’s CT SYS has become my favored portable dust extractor. But it’s not cordless. This new Makita model is cordless, but lacks a HEPA-rated filter. Not that a lot of dust-creating work requires HEPA filtration, but I generally like it. A lot of cloth bags (most notably those that come with miter saws) release a cloud of sawdust every time they’re touched or moved. Will this cloth bag do the same?
The 2-in-1 Makita dust extractor and blower tool comes with an 8.2′ hose.
When talking about dust extractors and wet/dry vacuums, longer hoses are a good thing. Most of the time, only budget models are equipped with 6′ hoses. Sometimes they’re a little longer. But for a vac that’s marketed as being handheld during use, or worn with the carrying strap? Will more than 8 feet of hose get in the way?
Anti-static properties? This is a welcome upgrade that helps to reduce static build-up.
The new vac looks to complement Makita’s diverse dust extractor and vacuum lineup. It doesn’t look like it will fit into the projects that I work on, but maybe you feel differently. What would you want to use a portable vac like this for?