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Review8.5(out of 10)
Hitachi Cordless Stick Vacuum Review

Hitachi Cordless Stick Vacuum Review

Not everyone needs a Table 1 compliant dust extractor or even a big wet/dry shop vacuum to tackle cleanup needs. Sometimes, lightweight and compact is much more convenient for small cleanup jobs. That’s where the new Hitachi cordless stick vacuum comes into play. It’s a small capacity vacuum that clearly has a lot of uses […]

Review8.3(out of 10)
Ridgid 14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review: Model WD1450

Ridgid 14 Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review: Model WD1450

If you saw our recent buying guide for the best Wet/Dry Vacuums under $200, you might notice that we featured a few of the Ridgid models. They cropped up in our list so often for a few reasons, the main one having more to do with just having a lot of options on the market. […]

Review8.7(out of 10)
Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout

Milwaukee Dust Extractor Review

Those of you in the masonry and construction professions have probably felt the burn from OSHA lately. As they’ve come up with new regulations regarding the acceptable limits of breathable silica dust, companies have rushed to come up with tools that comply with the new regulations. Efforts to make the jobsite safer are probably never […]

Makita Cordless/Corded Vacuum Announced

Makita Cordless/Corded Vacuum Announced

Makita recently announced the new 18V X2 LXT (36V) 2.1 Gallon Three-Stage HEPA Filter Dry Vacuum XCV04Z (wow, that’s a mouthful!) that offers both corded and cordless operation. In cordless mode, the Makita Cordless/Corded Vacuum is powered by two 18V lithium-ion batteries and is capable of 74 CFM and 36-inches of water lifting suction. In corded mode, it’s capable […]