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Hi,

I have a Titan wet and dry vac which I want to leave in the shed connected to the powertools. It's a nice machine but a bit of a pain to unplug and bring in from the shed when I am working in the house.

I'm thinking of getting a cordless vacuum for DIY, cleaning the car and using about the house. Has anyone used the Dewalt DCV854L, is it any good?

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Unless you really need cordless I would recomend a Henry or a George if you need wet and dry. Cordless usually means suckless.
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looking at the battery at 4" long makes it look perhaps 8x8x12" so quite small so would need constant emptying :dunno:
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for work stuff id deffo look at a henry ya can get em for not a lot more than a hundred quid like.

or out of a skip like the one ive got haha.
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fin wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 5:22 pm
for work stuff id deffo look at a henry ya can get em for not a lot more than a hundred quid like.

or out of a skip like the one ive got haha.
Lol got mine out of the skip back In 2012 ,new hose off eBay was 12quid and it’s still sucking like a good in today
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big-all wrote:
Tue Jan 21, 2020 9:45 am
looking at the battery at 4" long makes it look perhaps 8x8x12" so quite small so would need constant emptying :dunno:

The link says the capacity is 7.5 litres.
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if you look at this picture you probably loose 1.5-2L for the filter
https://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/28338814 ... -l1000.jpg
also as the level builds up and covers the filter the suction must be effected to some extent :dunno:
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Thank guys. 50/50 on this.

It's both corded and cordless which is a plus and the reason I was looking at it is it's more portable than the bucket style vacuums) useful when doing smaller jobs. I can't imagine it would be great when cleaning up a large area.

Capacity isn't an issue, The Titan is 20l/12.5l actual which lasts a fair while when used for day to day DIY (e.g. not big projects).

This guy did a review, skip to 8m for the hands on test. [/youtube]

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I bought the cordless Parkside one from Lidl. It's surprisingly good but suction not as good as my Henry.

It's great for collecting the dust when drilling. Many customers have commented on the fact I use the vacuum when drilling and create much less dust. In fact I think it's gained me some extra customers.

It's £99 on Amazon but I think I paid around £70 from lidl.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Parkside-Cordl ... B07TLZDNFS
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So I bought one using the FFX 14% off code.

Seems fairly robust, not suited to a workshop environment as it's only 300w and compact but useful for tidying up after DIY jobs which is what I needed. I can leave the Titan vac in the shed. I like how the tools are easily stored on board and the option of corded or battery is awesome. The hose is 2 meters which is a plus and minus, the plus being it's compact and minus is you have to carry the unit or keep moving it when cleaning. I prefer the compactness.

As it was brand new I tested it out by ... vacuuming Lego ... I had two aims in mind; 1) see how it managed 'chunky rubble' 2) make good on my long standing threat to my son if he didn't keep his Lego tidy I would 'hoover it up'. :director:

It dealt with the Lego fine bar the hose getting clogged with some of the longer pieces so I am sure it'll be fine for what I need. Even with the Titan van I never vacuum anything larger than a 20p coin as the bag fills up to quick and sharp objects burst the paper bag.

If I get a dry day I'll give the car and shed a clean with it and report back on how it tackles saw dust and shavings.

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good and handy initial reveiw :thumbright:
how much did you actually pay ??
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big-all wrote:
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good and handy initial reveiw :thumbright:
how much did you actually pay ??
It was £128 (bare tool) from ffx ebay. Others cheapest around was £135 from powertoolworld.

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about 18 months ago i made up a list off my top ten wants from dewalt so i was armed when i went to the tool fair at kempton park i could shop around

and the dustex was cheapest 124@toolsden --187@ffx---161@ptuk --191@its[plus vat]---160@dxm---189@tup---156@toolstp---154@ptm---156@ptw---189@t4t---152@ukp
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Great to see that there are so many other "Skip-divers" around.
I class it as an Off-set against my CO2 emissions.
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thinking off getting the dewalt my self for £133 any updates on the vac ??
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Dewalt-DCV58 ... 2067273817
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