There is nothing better than having my Dewalt cordless vacuum when it comes to quick, easy cleanups. Having the battery mode of operation makes this dry vacuum my first choice for smaller jobs.
Dewalt Cordless Vacuum
Even though I have the larger Festool 584014 CT 36 AutoClean Dust Extractor for job site clean ups, I do have a Dewalt cordless vacuum known as DEWALT DCV581H 18/20-Volt MAX Cordless/Corded Wet-Dry Vacuum. This smaller machine has many advantages that my larger one just doesn’t compete with it. The DeWalt vacuum can operate off my batteries which makes it much more versatile over my larger Festool vacuum. Another great feature about using the dewalt over the festool is the ability to work in much smaller and cramped spaces that the Festool just can not operate properly to make it worth while.
My dewalt vacuum comes in very handy when there is a large amount of stairs involved as the Dewalt is smaller and light weight. It is very easy to handle and move around in small spaces not to mention it will also work on a battery when there is no power around. Larger vacuums will make quick work of most jobs, but I find there are a lot of occasions where the smaller easier to handle dewalt cordless vacuum wins hands down for a faster clean up. As small as the dewalt vacuum is it does get the job done and is super easy to empty.
I find another reason I rely on my dewalt vacuum is its light weight and portability saves time and hassle from getting and setting up the larger one for quick, smaller jobs. When you know the work you’re about to do does not make any huge mess in the home but you will have some clean up to do, it only makes sense to use a smaller vacuum that can do the job. Even though the cordless vacuum is small and light weight, it does clean like the much larger units. The dewalt will not clean as well as the festool vacuum as they are in a league all of their own but will compare to the larger dry vacuums by other brands. I’ll explain the benefits of the festool vacuum in another post, for now we’ll deal with the advantages of using the dewalt vacuum.
On many different occasions, you can find yourself needing the power of a vacuum and having one that is light weight, easy to get into just about any space imaginable will always work out better than a time-consuming plugin set up a suction hose alternative. When you get paid by the hour, then you may like all the extra time it takes to lug an enormous vacuum around to do a small job, for the time it takes to set up to get ready to start your clean up. I have gone in and used my dewalt cordless vacuum to clean up and left the job while other trades are still connecting their hose and accessories together.
Having my smaller Dewalt saves me about 30 minutes compared to my larger festool vacuum. From the time it takes to get the bigger festool vacuum in the home to set it up, clean what needs to be clean, then disassemble and put all the accessories back in its case and take the vacuum back out to my truck the dewalt cordless vacuum can do the same thing much faster. The dewalt vacuum is quicker to take in without the setup time, use it and get it back out to the truck; it’s that simple.