For tougher jobs that require tough vacuums, you may want to consider the Makita 18V 2.1 Gallon HEPA Dust Extractor/Vacuum.
Weight: 21.9 pounds
Dimensions: 15 x 20.3 x 15.6 inches
- Provides 74 CFM of suction power
- Can perform 39" of water lift
- 75 minutes runtime on low setting and 40 minutes on high setting
- Doesn't come with a float cage
When you have a big job that requires some power, then the Makita Dust Extractor vacuum is the ideal choice.
It has a powerful 74 CFM rating which can suck in most dirt and debris from the floor.
Its battery also helps keep the vacuum running efficiently to avoid any drops in suction. If your vacuum ever overheats or experiences an overload, then the vacuum is designed to shut down automatically.
This particular model is great for removing dust like sawdust. If you have a shop and need an affordable vacuum cleaner to keep it clean, then you'll likely find that the powerful suction of this unit will satisfy your needs.
While it is capable of removing water from an area, it doesn't come with a float cage. You'll want to purchase the float cage and install it before using it to lift water to limit the risk of electrocution.
Changing out its bag and filtration system is easy. It ensures that you can easily clean out the vacuum and use it again in no time.
What Reviewers Say
Many reviewers suggest using the shop vac for its actual purpose. As a dust extractor, it performs incredibly well.
Those who take in a lot of sawdust were especially pleased with its performance.
Others found the suction problematic for uses other than dust extracting.