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June 18, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


cordless vacuum

Review9.2(out of 10)

Greenworks Pro 60V Hybrid Shop Vacuum Review

Greenworks Hybrid Shop Vacuum Tackles Portable Cleanup Whether There’s an Outlet or Not Whether your priority is keeping up your shop, cleaning your car, or tidying up a CAT front end loader, nearly everyone needs a wet/dry vac at some point. Our friend Eli Mosley invited us out to the ranch once he discovered we […]

Makita XCV17 Cordless HEPA Backpack Vacuum

Makita XCV17 Cordless HEPA Backpack Vacuum

Makita Cordless HEPA Backpack Vacuum Makes Quick Cleaning More Convenient We’ve spent a lot of time testing shop vacuums and dust extractors. Primarily for dust control with your tools, they’re great. But what about actual custodial cleaning? That’s where more of Makita’s cordless cleaning system comes into play. Today, we’re taking a closer look at […]

Milwaukee Compact Vacuum

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Compact Vacuum

Versatile Milwaukee Compact Vacuum Features Two-Stage Debris Separation For small areas and spot cleaning, Milwaukee has introduced the M18 Fuel Compact Vacuum (model 0940-20). Milwaukee tells us that this vacuum delivers up to 50% more sustained suction than other cordless compact vacuums currently on the market. With a unique two-stage debris separation and including five […]

Makita Focuses on Janitorial and Sanitation Industry

Makita Focuses on Janitorial and Sanitation Industry

Makita is pushing their cordless tool design into the janitorial and sanitation industry. In addition to products specifically focused on that sector, they are also launching a new microsite for it. “We offer a variety of cleaning equipment utilizing our innovative battery and brushless motor technology to increase product run time and extend the life […]

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 […]

Review9.2(out of 10)

Makita Cordless Wet/Dry Vacuum XCV11

There’s a new Makita cordless wet/dry vacuum that’s coming on the scene as part of their 18V LXT lineup. Here’s the skinny: Table 1 Ready One of the big questions we get with every new vacuum is whether or not it’s Table 1 compliant. The short answer is that this Makita cordless wet/dry vac is. […]

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 […]