|Item Weight||10.5 pounds|
|Product Dimensions||16 x 12.8 x 14.5 inches|
|California residents||Click here for Proposition 65 warning|
|Item model number||DC500|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Warranty Description||One year warranty, one year service contract, and 30 day no-risk trial|
DEWALT DC500 2-Gallon 12-to-18-Volt Cordless/Corded Wet/Dry Vacuum
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- Runs off of 12-volt and 18-volt DEWALT battery packs (not included) or 120-volt ac
- Gore wet/dry filter traps 99.7% of drywall dust
- Wet/dry filter eliminates change overs
- Washable filter; tap or water rinse to clean
- Heavy-duty rubber hose provides durability and flexibility; drain port on tank for easy emptying of liquids
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Offering convenient corded and cordless cleanup, the two-gallon DEWALT DC500 wet/dry vacuum sucks up big work shop messes and job site debris quickly and efficiently. A high-efficiency wet/dry filter handles particles as small as 0.3 microns and captures 99.7-percent of dust, letting you present finished products neatly and keep fine drywall dust and other health hazards out of the air.
Other convenient features include an on-board hose design, cord and accessory storage that makes moving from site to site easy, and a drain port on the tank for quick, spill-free disposal of liquids. This vacuum runs off either 120-volt AC power or optional 12-/18-volt DEWALT batteries (batteries and charger not included).
Washable Wet/Dry Filter
At the heart of the DC500's performance is a Gore HEPA wet/dry filter that's rated at 0.3 microns and traps 99.97 percent of dust particles. This capture rate helps to keep work sites looking their best and helps to keep the air you breathe cleaner and safer. And since it's a wet/dry filter, you don't have to worry about time consuming change overs between jobs.
This washable filter is incredibly easy to clean. You can either tap the filter clean or rinse it clean with water--no big mess or complicated cleanup.
DEWALT's XRP Extended-Life Battery System
In addition to using 12-volt batteries, the DC500 vacuum is also compatible with DEWALT's 18-volt XRP extended run time batteries, which provide up to 40 percent more run time than standard Ni-Cad batteries. And any XRP battery can be used with any 18-volt DEWALT tool, which allows you to expand your system by adding other DEWALT cordless tools (sold separately) as the demands of your job grow.
This DEWALT tool is backed by three-year limited warranty covering any defects due to faulty materials or workmanship (from the date of purchase). It's also covered by DEWALT's one-year free service contract, where DEWALT will maintain the tool and replace worn parts caused by normal use--for free.
What's in the Box
DEWALT DC500 2-gallon cordless/corded wet/dry vacuum; 5-foot rubber hose; crevice tool; wide nozzle; operating instructions (12- or 18-volt batteries sold separately)
Heavy-duty rubber hose provides durability and flexibility (view larger).
From the Manufacturer
Top Customer Reviews
What IS reasonable is to expect this to be a great tool for quick clean ups. Hanging pics, minor trim projects, installed closets, etc. All things that generate a mess that isn't worth setting up a shop vac, including hauling a probably dirty and bulky unit into the house, or worse a customer's house, running a cord etc. for a 2 minute clean up. If you want to clean up your car quick or pick up some dust or shavings from a smaller job, this IS the ticket. I have even used it as dust collection on my miter for that occasional cut or two.
If you are already a DeWalt user with batteries and chargers for other tools, this is a great complement to your gear. If not, it certainly doesn't warrant going out and buying the charger and battery for a stand alone vacuum. Use your head.
Opposite end is good for blowing light debris into a more confined area. Very light in weight even with a battery.
Do not expect the power of one battery to last all day so have another battery(s)on hand if you are a neat-nick.
Does not have a shoulder strap but has clip hoops if you buy your own.
You should have an extension cord handy as it has a 6'cord. This is a great little vac for job site, auto, home and don't be afraid to use on your computer keyboard and CPU if that is in a dusty environment (with care of course).
Outdoors people will find it handy with the battery(s) for quick tent clean up or as a fireplace bellows without passing out blowing.
If you do not need the versatility and expense of corded/cordless, it is not for you. After all, it was designed just for that versatility and the price is not unfair, considering.
If you do not already have Dewalt batteries, the price will be more in order to accomodate the battery power but if you need/want the cordless feature, and a small, cordless, wet/dry, vac/blower for small jobs this thing is great. If you need more power you will have to buy something bigger or less versatility.
Dewalt could have thrown in a shoulder strap. (Had to find something bad)...
...Oh yeah, wife thought I was nuts for paying a hundred bucks for this, until she used it. She loves it and after remindinding her of her intial response, I finally, did get an apology out of her...That does carry some weight too...It reduces the pain of bla, bla, bla.
She read my review and laughed about my posting her thoughts with her just saying...OK OK...
Things that I would like to see improved:
1. Add a battery charger
2. The cord should be about 3 feet longer
3. The price is a little steep, but no one else is making this thing and they have to pay for all those NASCAR's.
All in all it's a great little tool especially if you are a handy man and want to leave your clients house clean.
The suction is quite good and the DC500 also has a blower function for getting fine dust out of tight spots and crevices. It uses a single pleated filter for both wet and dry use. Dewalt says the 1-1/4-inch hose is five-feet in length, but the hose actually stretches to almost seven-feet.
I used it to clear a clogged laundry sink and it does pick up water quickly, but of course, since it is only a 2-gallon tank, it fills up fast. A fresh, fully charged 18V XR-Plus battery will last for around ten to fifteen minutes of continuous use. Since I usually only use it for a couple of minutes at a time, I get can get by for quite a while with just one battery but, if needed for extended use I can always go the traditional route an plug it into a 120v outlet with an extension cord. The DC500 doesn't come with a brush attachment, which I use often, so I bought a Shop-Vac 1-1/4 inch right angle brush for about four dollars and just leave it on the hose. That way I can carry all three attachments with the vac for any type of cleanup that comes along.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great little vacuum. I have owned it for years and it has become my go-to vacuum cleaner. It has great suction on either battery or AC power. Good size/weight trade-off.Published 6 months ago by CarefullUser
Great product! Works very well when battery powered. Great suction.Published 7 months ago by A. Wells Jr.
Shop vac to keep the dust out of the way and keep the work area safe and dust free. Helps with breathing clean air.Published 9 months ago by Parker Knight
Suction is rather weak but it uses your Dewalt 18v batteries. Great for vacuuming out the car or other places where AC electricity is not available.Published 10 months ago by Edwin Lin