Rated 4.7 out of 5 by 3
Rated 4.0 out of 5.0 by Doitmyselfer Did a great job.
The instructions weren't easy to follow and the bag wasn't easy to install. Other than that, the machine worked great. I'd recommend it. It does make me nervous when such an expensive item is left on my porch. Anyone could pick it up and walk off with it.
August 16, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by pintodeluxe Capable Dust Extractor
Oddly, this is not a shop vacuum. It is a dust extractor. You need to know that before you buy it. It is meant to connect to a tool that is producing dust (not clean your garage floor). For its intended purpose it works great. Dust collection is excellent, and it is quiet compared to my Ridgid 6.5 hp vac.
The auto filter clean feature works like a charm to keep suction high. Plug your sander / biscuit joiner / router etc into the on-board outlet and turning on your tool will activate the vacuum.
Variable speed is nice, and can make the vac even quieter if needed. Even at full tilt it is only 59-61 db at 3 feet away (Ridgid 6.5 hp measured 10-12 db higher). With the long hose, you can be even further away from the vac as you work.
The only negative is the hose, and its weird couplings. They have a twist lock coupling that allows them to swivel... great in theory... but they are tough to turn and far too bulky for woodworking. The quick connect from the vac to the hose works fine, so I kept that. The hose itself is fine, and is a tough but fairly supple material. The hose is 1-1/4" i.d., and is plenty long. The problem for me was the tool end of the hose which required a Dewalt universal connector (not included), and a Dewalt adapter (not included). So I ordered these two parts from Dewalt and I really disliked their bulk and length. So I removed these factory accessories, and replaced them with a #24 reverse thread adapter from Mr. Nozzle. That particular fitting fits right onto the hose, and attached directly to almost all my Dewalt tools. It is a flexible fitting that will accommodate any tool port close to 1-1/2".
So with that quick modification, this is a great dust extractor. The build quality is very good. The sturdy clamps that secure the power head to the canister are impressive.
July 14, 2016
Rated 5.0 out of 5.0 by TTIguy awesome new product! better than the competition for sure!
never was a DeWALT guy before, however I needed a new dust vac for the work sites. guy told me this was a newly released line of vac so i tried it out... AMAZING!! Definitely recommend it!
December 5, 2012