|Review by BlankMan||posted 06-14-2011 11:49 PM||3733 views||0 times favorited||3 comments|
- DeWalt DC515B 18V Cordless 1/2 Gallon Wet / Dry Vacuum
- Brand: DeWalt | Category: Dust Collection
Thought I’d post a review for this thing since I didn’t see one here. Let me start out by saying, I love it! I usually don’t get too passionate over my tools but this thing has met and exceeded my expectations by leaps and bounds.
First a little history on how I came to buy it. I have been using B&D DustBusters around the house for years, was on my second one at the time I bought this. The problems with these DustBusters is that the batteries are not readily replaceable by design. Planned obsolescence? Buy another one? Sure you can get replacement batteries and rip ‘er open and install them, but in the past when I tried that with the early B&D cordless drills the performance was never as good.
So I was looking around and didn’t really want to sink money into a third DustBuster so I tried others, Shark and what not. I’d like to say these others sucked but the problem was that they didn’t, very well, so back to the store they went. Then in my Google’n I stumbled on this thing. Holy cow! Battery problem solved! Now if it worked halfway decent we’d have a winner.
So since I had switched over from DeWalt 14.4v NiCad cordless tools to their 18V Li-Ion tools I had batteries. So I picked up the bare tool version for I wanna say around $90 at Farm & Fleet. Pricey by DustBuster standards but hey, if I never have to buy another one, well then a real sweet deal.
Once I started using it in the shop and around the house, it sucked! And that is what I wanted! The half gallon capacity is more then enough for this type of vac and I doubt it’s any more or less then a DustBuster. And the pleated filter it has is way bigger then the DustBusters and that equates to more air flow for a longer period of time till it needs cleaning. And it’s a wet vac too, another plus. Run time on a charged battery is also good. I’ve yet to run it continuously in one sitting and fully drain the battery. (I rotate my batteries between tools so usually I put a fully charged one in when I use it then move it to another tool.) And emptying the bin is a cinch.
This is one tool you might be able to easily convince your other half you really do need!
-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI