Model # DCV581H

Internet #204301089

DEWALT 2-gal. Max Cordless/Corded Wet/Dry Vacuum


2-gal. Max Cordless/Corded Wet/Dry Vacuum

  • Compatible with DEWALT 18-Volt and 20-Volt MAX batteries
  • Operates under cordless or corded power
  • Easily accessible, reusable filter
$113.33 /each

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Product Overview

Go battery powered or outlet powered with the DEWALT DCV581H Wet-Dry Vacuum. It uses an 18-Volt or 20-Volt Max battery (not included) - or you can plug it in to an AC outlet. This Wet-Dry Vacuum features a HEPA rated wet/dry filter that traps dust with 99.97% efficiency at 1 micron. Backed by a DEWALT three year limited warranty for added peace of mind.

  • Easily accessible, washable/reusable filter; tap or water rinse to clean
  • Heavy-duty, crush-resistant, fully integrated 5 ft. (by 1-1/4 in. diameter) hose provides durability, flexibility and ease-of-use
  • On-board hose, cord and accessory storage makes the vacuum easy to carry/transport
  • 2-gal. tank capacity provides enough storage to empty a toilet or clogged pipe
  • Compatible with DEWALT 18-Volt and 20-Volt Max Batteries (Battery and charger sold separately)
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Customer Questions & Answers

is the battery/charger inclued

Asked by: sth1266
no this power tool does not include a battery and charger however it does plug in
Answered by: thetoolnut1998
Date published: 2015-12-25

will this charge batteries when plugged in?\

I was just going to order a cordless but this one will be worth the money if it charges the battery that is plugged into it when it is plugged into the wall.
Asked by: Brad
Unfortunately, no.
Answered by: None
Date published: 2016-12-20

How noisy is this?

Asked by: HHC
Hard to give an objective answer, but it is a bit quieter than my old comparably-sized shop vac.
Answered by: None
Date published: 2016-12-20


I have reviewed detail and specifications but I cannot find the exact replacement filter for this vacuum if one should need one.
Asked by: cookingjoe1
it is reusable but they can be purchased seperately
Answered by: Russell
Date published: 2016-12-14
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Customer Reviews

2-gal. Max Cordless/Corded Wet/Dry Vacuum is rated 4.5 out of 5 by 104.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from This is the 3rd Dewalt corded/cordless vacuum that I have purchased. We use them for vacuuming d... This is the 3rd Dewalt corded/cordless vacuum that I have purchased. We use them for vacuuming dust from hammer drilling through concrete floors in buildings and the HEPA filter never lets any dust come out the exhaust. After that, we use them for sucking water out of in-ground fixture housings so we can repair the fixture or for cleaning work areas after installations. They are powerful (even on battery power), small enough to carry on a work cart full of tools and material, and, they have a powerful suction. By the way, my 2 older Dewalt vacuums are still in use almost daily with never a hint of failure over the 3 years we have owned them. We just carefully blow out the filter when needed.
Date published: 2016-12-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I bought this to clean my car primarily, and selected this because of the multiple power options.... I bought this to clean my car primarily, and selected this because of the multiple power options. I have old 18 volt batteries that I wanted to get more use out of, and they last just long enough to comfortable clean my car (they are old and don't last long). So I can purchase either 18 or 20 volt batteries or use the power cord. The hose reach's all areas of my car while being placed on the ground outside each door. The unit is light and compact considering it is industrial. The included tools store nicely. The only issue so far is that the wide vacuum attachment detaches easily so I have to hold it and the hose while vacuuming (will check with Dewalt to see if any solution). And the only other downside is the cost of the filter, hopefully it is really a long lasting washable filter as stated. But so far very happy with this product!
Date published: 2016-12-15
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Convenient Vacuum is convenient for small applications. 4h battery last about 25min. Not that strong but will pick up and blow dust. Have not used it to suck up water.
Date published: 2016-10-26
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Satisfied Works great. Love the cordless and corded feature.
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Good suck ion and very portable... Good suck ion and very portable
Date published: 2017-01-31
Rated 5 out of 5 by from The vacuum work great ... The vacuum work great
Date published: 2017-01-24
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Powerful-No Convenient- Yes! Let's be clear this vacuum was designed for convenience not performance. It is a small well designed vacuum that is perfect for bringing to the "one day" job site. If I have to cut a hole in the wall for a electrical box or drill a hole through a cabinet it is going to make a mess in my clients house. This vacuum is perfect for picking up after those small messes. Being that it is cordless or corded it makes it that much easier. It's compact design and well thought out ergonomics that incorporates the hose/tools are integrated into the vacuum body without protruding outwardly. It easily fits in the truck in the morning without dragging hoses or cords...and the accessories stay put unlike my shop vac. It helps me be a better carpenter for my customers. That said it is not about performance. It has about half the suction power of my standard shop vac. And as you can see from the pictures, I attached a vacuum gauge to both to prove it. And compared to the "king of the shop" Festool extractor it's not even in the ballpark. But if you are picking up dust or wood shavings this guy is up to the job. Quick and easy.
Date published: 2016-05-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from A Great Little Vac. This little vac can take the place of a big shop vac for many jobs. I originally purchased this to start a siphon hose to remove water from my pool cover, which it does nicely. Being cordless eliminates the extension cord and its waterproof filter does not have to be removed. I no longer have to lug my big vac and hose out to start the siphon. Battery life is good, vacuuming out my SUV and our second car on one charge. The smaller hose diameter and the smaller attachments get into places that bigger ones can't. The short hose is no problem as you just carry the vac with you as you do the cars. Having the option of plugging it into the wall is also handy. The only shortcoming is there is no drain on it. You have to remove the top half an turn the bottom upside down to drain it. The lip around the inside will keep water inside unless you juggle it around. No big deal, but having a drain would make this a masterpiece of design and engineering.
Date published: 2016-03-15
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