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September 26, 2021

Professional Tool Reviews for Pros


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Best Wet-Dry Shop Vacuum Buying Guide

Best Shop Vac Reviews 2021

The best shop vacs come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, and price points. Nearly every store that sells tools also sells shop vacuums. These handy tools range from larger-capacity units to smaller, portable models. We separate shop vacs from dust extractors based on hose size and intended use. Our picks for best shop vac […]

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Packout 2.5 Gallon Wet-Dry Vacuum

Milwaukee M18 FUEL Packout 2.5 Gallon Wet-Dry Vacuum

Milwaukee Brings a Wet/Dry Vac to Join the Packout Team The Milwaukee Packout modular system might be the tippy top of what the industry has on offer for complete modular tool storage and transport solutions. And, with the addition of the Milwaukee M18 Fuel Packout Wet-Dry Vacuum (model 0970-20), the system looks like it’s now… […]

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. […]

Review9.5(out of 10)

Bosch 300 CFM Dust Extractor GAS20-17AH

The new Bosch 300 CFM dust extractor is coming and the major talking point is, well, it’s a 300 CFM dust extractor with automatic filter cleaning! Suction power at this level opens the door to a couple of possibilities you won’t approach with a standard vacuum. Pros 300 CFM lets you run two 6″ grinders […]

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 […]

Metabo 18V Cordless Vacuum

Metabo 18V Cordless Vacuum Preview

Metabo has a pretty solid track record with us when it comes to dust extraction and collection. After all, their corded HEPA All-Purpose Vac won our Best OSHA-Compliant Dust Extractor Shootout at the end of last year. This time, Metabo has developed up a smaller, more compact HEPA vacuum, and this time, it’s cordless. The Metabo […]

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor

DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor Coming Soon

DeWalt is announcing that they’ve added an OSHA-approved dust extraction solution to their roster of cordless tools. The DeWalt FlexVolt 60V Max Dust Extractor joins the other 120+ Table-1 compliant solutions that the brand currently offers to help limit the exposure to respirable crystalline silica dust during drilling, cutting, and grinding applications. Of the hallmark […]

OSHA Compliant Ridgid Shop Vac? It's Here!

OSHA Compliant Ridgid Shop Vac? It’s Here!

There’s a new OSHA compliant Ridgid shop vac available at your favorite Home Depot. Well, it’s not actually new from top to bottom. Ridgid is has a new filter/bag setup that’s going to make some existing models HEPA and OSHA compliant. What’s really compelling here is the price. The least expensive model in our OSHA-compliant […]

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 […]

Review8.2(out of 10)
DeWalt 9-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac

DeWalt 9-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac Review

In our Best Wet/Dry Shop Vacuum Buying Guide, we break down a host of models. There’s everything from value pricing to premium and small capacity to large. DeWalt is a surprisingly new player to the scene. The $90.72 DeWalt 9-Gallon Wet/Dry Vac and its brethren are part of a new lineup from Alton Industries, who […]