Dewalt has made another winner in this wet/dry vacuum. Homeowners and Professionals alike will appreciate the performance and features that increase comfort and ease during use. With performance that exceeds other similar models on the market, this vacuum is a no-brainer.
Wet/Dry Vacuums are your best friend whether at home or on a job site. With so many uses for this shop staple, its always exciting to see a new line launched, especially by none other than Dewalt. So how do these vacuums measure up with real use? Let's find out in the Dewalt Stainless Steel Vacuum Review.
Dewalt Stainless Steel Vacuum Review Overview
As homeowners, we get hit with unexpected crises all the time, like toilets overflowing or the massive glitter mess your kids made and of course detailing your vehicle. If you have a home shop though, these vacuums become an excellent way to collect dust and keep your shop or garage clean without a ton of hassle, or without breaking the bank.
Professionals use shop vacs for all kinds of things too, especially if you're working in someones home, keeping your work area clean is paramount to a smooth job and makes the work environment safer to work in. So, needless to say, a good wet/dry vacuum is a tool everyone can use.
Dewalt Stainless Steel Vacuum Review Features
First things first, this model has a ten-gallon capacity and runs with a 5HP peak single stage motor. The ten-foot power cords allow for extended reach, but if more is needed a standard extension cord will increase the capacity.
The washable filter makes maintaining suction on this unit relatively simple. A vacuum bag that can be easily attached to the inside of the unit is also included for easy cleanup.
The built-in drain port allows easy emptying of liquids easy and efficient.
The 1 7/8-inch hose measures in at 7-feet long, providing an ideal amount of reach and suction for a unit of this size.
The heavy-duty handle makes portability simple by remaining comfortable to grip and carry. As well the power switch is large and is water resistant, something important for a unit like this.
The Dewalt vacuum rests on casters that are smooth and allow the vacuum to be maneuvered easily.
There is a carrying case on the back of the motor to house the accessories.
The accessory strap is a nice touch to keep the hose or cord attached to the unit.
Included accessories are two extension wands, utility nozzle, floor nozzle, and a crevice tool.
Dewalt Stainless Steel Vacuum Review Performance
I have a Wet/Dry vacuum from a competitor, same specs except for the hose size. This Dewalt model blows it out of the water. I wish I could say it was even a close comparison, but it just wasn't in the same universe as this one. The suction was very powerful, and whether dust, the mixed media on my floorboards, sand, and water, it never had a single hiccup. A few things I really liked about this model was the way the accessories are stored, not all will agree but I usually end up losing attachments or struggling to get them locked into built-in slots. The simple bag design works well and being detachable is a plus for some.
I also liked the casters, they were exponentially better than most included on similar models. Part of what sets them apart a bit is that they were attached using a single screw on each caster. This is significant as often they are snapped in or simply just inserted and don't provide enough stability for rugged use. The handle was strong and was easy to control by it. The hose size allowed better suction and didn't clog as easily as the common 1 1/4-inch hoses.
Dewalt Stainless Steel Vacuum Review Value
This Model, the DXV10S can be purchased at The Home Depot for $139.00. Are there less expensive options? yes, absolutely. To me though, I think this is warranted for the quality and performance. I've gone through multiple Wet/Dry Vacuums from other manufacturers and within months they seem to drastically reduce in their ability to perform. Within a year, I've likely replaced it. To me, if this one holds up more than that time, and the suction stays as strong as it has in the last month I've owned it, it would be a no-brainer to purchase this model.
Dewalt Stainless Steel Vacuum Review Final Thoughts
Dewalt launches a slew of Vacuum options for users of all kinds. This model exceeded my expectations and hasn't let me down yet. The vacuum has incredible suction and it's user-friendly design allows for simple maneuvering and use. If you're in the market for a new vacuum, don't pass over their new line. Dewalt is sure to have a model to suit your needs.