Editor’s Note: This product is coming soon from DeWALT.
Whether you need to clean your car, remove pet fur from the couch or clear sawdust out of a tool drawer, DeWALT’s new portable DCV517 Hand Vacuum will be ready for any of these tasks, and more. And, there’s no power cord to limit your range of uses — the tool is powered by DeWALT’s 20V Max* lithium-ion batteries.
DeWALT reports that the vacuum’s 1/2-gallon tank capacity is the largest among the competition for this class. It’s also the only model with a flexible hose attachment. The 29-in. hose extends up to 5-ft., and it accepts other DeWALT vacuum accessories with the addition of a Universal AirLock Adapter. Or, just plug the hose into the handle’s built-in gulper nozzle for tackling bigger jobs.
Like its predecessor, the DC515, this updated hand vacuum comes with a GORE® HEPA filter with a membrane coating. The filter offers a 99.97-percent efficiency rating for trapping dust as small as 0.3 microns (10 times smaller than drywall dust). The membrane enables the filter to be used during either wet- or dry-vacuuming applications, without removing it, and it can be rinsed after use to restore its original performance. This filter also minimizes “blow by” dust in the vacuum’s exhaust air.
DeWALT says that a balanced combination of high CFM and seal pressure ratings provides ideal vacuum performance through high power and strong suction. The new DCV517 exhibits a best-in-class seal pressure rating and high airflow rating.
For other features, this vacuum has a gripped handle for comfort and an easy-to-access, industrial grade switch.
DeWALT’s 20V Max* 1/2 Gallon Wet/Dry Hand Vacuum is priced at $79 if you wish to buy just the vacuum and use the 20V Max* batteries you already own from other DeWALT tools to power it. Or, DeWALT will offer the DCV517 in “kit” form, with a battery and charger, for $179.