Makita’s Xtract Vac (VC4710) is a new industrial-grade dust extractor designed to ease the the dust management woes many construction and renovation professionals face each day.
Dust extraction and management has always been important, but stricter EPA regulations and increased health concerns and awareness have prompted a new generation of powerful, efficient, and user friendly vacuums.
So what makes the new Xtract Vac so special?
- 12A/4HP motor with 135 CFM suction power and 92″ of water lift
- 59 dB(A) operating sound level, which is lower compared to the 74 db(A) for competing models (here’s a good sound level chart)
- variable speed control
- 27 lb weight and robust casters for greater portability
- on-board tool-activated outlet (which is standard for high-end vacs these days)
- automatic filter-cleaning system (for reduced caking, improved efficiency, and less maintenance)
- meets EPA RRP regulations when used with optional HEPA filter
- 12-gallon tank that can hold 9 gallons of dry gunk or 8 gallons of wet sludge
- 16-foot anti-static hose
- on-vac accessory storage
On paper the Xtract seems like a pretty decent vac, and I am especially curious to see how accurate its decibel rating is. Bosch and Dewalt also released new dust extractors in the past year, and it will be interesting to see how they all compare.
It looks like Makita isn’t just releasing a new vac, they’re launching a complete dust extraction system. When I first glanced over at the dedicated product page for the vac, I was surprised by how many masonry and woodworking dust extraction accessories, attachments, and connectors Makita brought to market.
All of these accessories might have already existed, but seeing them all in one place makes me take the Xtract vac a little more seriously.
MSRP for the Xtract Vac is $599, and the optional HEPA filter is $139.