This DC515K from Dewalt is a commercial quality portable wet and dry vacuum that features a powerful 18-volt battery which offers an extended run-time, a washable Gore HEPA wet/dry filter, and a 1/2 gallon tank which is quick and easy to empty out. It’s heavy duty design means it’ll make short work of all kinds of messes and spills
The DEWALT DC515K Cordless Wet/Dry Vac, with it’s distinctive Dewalt black and yellow color scheme, certainly looks the part. But thankfully it’s more than just a cool looking tool. It’s simple design goals of power and ease of use mean this vac is up to the task whilst it solid construction means it will cope with plenty of rough and tumble.
The detachable filter is a HEPA one, capable of trapping more than 99.9% of dust particles. Once it begins to get a bit clogged up it’s very simple to remove. Just give it a quick rinse under a tap, replace it, and you’re back to full suction power once again.
The 18-volt battery included with the DC515K is Ni-cad and on a full charge will easily last long enough to tackle even larger clean up jobs. You also get a fast charger which will quickly restore the battery to full charge if you manage to run it dry. The battery is actually a standard Dewalt power tool battery so as well as being compatible with other tools, if you ever need a replacement it will be very easy to come by.
As the product name suggests, the DC515K is a wet/dry vac and has no issue with vacuuming liquids as well, so you can use it to keep your workspace mess-free whatever kind of job your doing. The actual suction power of this vacuum isn’t mind blowing however, although it can still suck up all sorts of different materials without clogging up.
You’d expect a vacuum to be noisy and this Dewalt is no exception. It’s probably no louder than a normal vacuum but since it’s hand held it feels a lot noisier – although the reason for this is down to the extra power on offer compared to it’s competition – quieter alternatives are available but at the cost of a less effective tool for the job.
The DC515K is pretty much what you’d expect from a Dewalt product – a heavy duty, professional grade tool with a rugged, utilitarian design. It is powerful and remains so for a long time on a single battery charge, and can vac up just about anything that strays into its path.