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October 24, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


Cordless Vacuum Reviews

Our cordless vacuum reviews include 12V and 18V models for large and small job site pickup duties. These range from handheld vacs to 1 gallon and 3 gallon battery powered models. While larger dust extractors on the market have yet to go cordless, some 2 gallon vacs fill that capacity in a pinch. As battery packs improve, look for newer cordless vacuums to offer higher run-time and capacity. Jobsite Cordless Vacuum Reviews We’ve reviewed everything from the Milwaukee M18 cordless wet/dry vacuum to the Hoover Air cordless upright. That last one won’t do much on the jobsite, but why should all the cool tools stay at work? The DeWalt DCV581H 20V wet/dry vac also proved to be a great small vacuum for the workshop or garage. In our cordless vacuum reviews, we look for how rugged the tool is. We take into account its ease of use. We also ensure that it has good suction and easy filter cleaning and replacement. Lastly, a good small cordless vac functions conveniently in a variety of environments.

New Makita Cordless Dust Extractors are Here!

New Makita Cordless Dust Extractors are Here!

Makita Cordless Dust Extractors Expand in Capacity and Power There are four, yes four, new Makita cordless dust extractors showing up to retailers with expansions in capacity, power, AWS, and even just hitting the basics. Here’s what you can expect: 4 New Makita Cordless Dust Extractors The common thread running through these new Makita cordless dust […]

Makita 18V Cordless Compact Vacuums

Makita 18V Cordless Compact Vacuums – 4 Models

Makita currently has four 18V compact vacuums that meet different needs for the professional. They vary in airflow, capacity, and static lift. This seems to give the Makita 18V Cordless vacuums the range needed to fit almost any application and price point. Four Makita 18V Cordless Compact Vacuums The four Makita 18V Cordless Compact Vacuums […]

Review9.0(out of 10)
Hoover ONEPWR FloorMate JET vacuum

Hoover ONEPWR Cordless Vacuums Review

Having already reviewed the Hoover Air Cordless vacuum and the Hoover Cordless Lift, we were surprised when they suddenly announced a new battery platform. It was even more surprising when we saw the line included blowers and shop vacs! Hoover seems to be leveraging their brand and market position to provide a myriad of cleaning […]

Makita LC09A1 12V vacuum

Makita 12V CXT Vacuum LC09

Having just come off a review of the Makita 18V cordless wet/dry vacuum, we received news of their compact 12V vac. The Makita 12V CXT Cordless Vacuum Kit (LC09A1) isn’t made to lift bowling balls—but its lightweight form factor makes it ultra-portable. If the Makita LC09 vacuum can run long enough with enough suction, it […]

Review8.5(out of 10)
Hilti Cordless Vacuum VC 75-1-A22 Review

Hilti Cordless Vacuum VC 75-1-A22 Review

The new Hilti cordless vacuum enters the fray of highly portable cordless vacuums that deliver less suction power than a full-size portable dust extractor. It’s for more than just general cleanup, though. There are also OSHA Table 1 applications that you can use this vac on. Pros 75 CFM HEPA rated Manual filter cleaning mechanism […]

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum

Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum Review

Clean up on any construction site is arguably one of the most important aspects of the job. Whether you’re attempting to please your customer, keep the jobsite organized, or working towards code compliance, jobsite cleanliness requires constant effort. The Milwaukee M18 Fuel 3-in-1 Backpack Vacuum takes some of the hard work out of cleanup with […]

Review8.6(out of 10)
Ryobi 18V 3-Gallon Project Wet/Dry Vacuum

Ryobi Cordless 3-Gallon Project Vacuum: 18V One+ P3240

PTR co-founder Tom Gaige just finished helping my friend, Jeff Hogan, wrap up a new workshop next to his house. As one of the more knowledgeable DIYers in my local area, I put the new Ryobi Cordless 3-Gallon Project Vacuum in his hands to see what he thinks and how he implements into his system […]

Bosch Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with HEPA Filter

Bosch Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum with HEPA Filter GAS18V-3N

There’s another cordless vacuum coming to a job site near you. The Bosch cordless wet/dry vacuum has a few elements to its feature set that you might not expect in a first generation product like this. Obviously, the big deal is the fact that this is a cordless vacuum. You only need one Bosch 18V […]

Makita AWS Cordless Dust Extractor

Makita AWS Cordless Dust Extractor XCV08 Review

Makita is pushing hard to make the convenience of cordless tools Table 1 compliant for OSHA silica dust standards along with adding convenience to other cordless tools in concrete and woodworking. One of the major focal points of this effort surrounds AWS – Auto-Start Wireless System. With several tools available now, at the heart of the […]

Review7.7(out of 10)
Ryobi EverCharge Cordless Stick Vacuum feature

Ryobi EverCharge Cordless Stick Vacuum Review

It’s hard not to recommend the Ryobi ONE+ platform to Pros. That may sound contradictory, but I find it hard to argue with a platform of more than 100 tools. Additionally, most of those tools cost less than $100. I mean, who else makes a cordless inflator for under $40? If you don’t need the highest […]