The 3 Best Cordless Shop Vacuums January, 2018 (And 5 Other Models)


This list made of the latest cordless shop vacuums includes only shop vacuums that satisfy these specs:

  • The shop vacuums listed here must be able to handle wet and dry pickup and must be battery-operated and cordless
  • The list may include some backpack models


The List:

* Top list currently adjusted to just the best American cordless shop vacuums (Currently available in the U.S. from the stores we monitor)

Best Model 2018*
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Dewalt DCV580

Dewalt DCV580 cordless shop vac

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(351 reviews)
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Based on this cordless wet dry shop vacuum's aggregated ranking of 89%, we believe that the Dewalt DCV580 is currently the best cordless wet dry shop vacuum 2018. Furthermore, we think that our sample of 351 reviews from our sources gives us a high confidence level (more on confidence levels) that pushes us to call it a "no-brainer best choice."

A capacity of 5 gallons
A battery voltage of = 20 (There is also an 18-volt battery)


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Second Best
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DeWALT DCV581H

DeWALT DCV581H cordless wet dry vac

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(1257 reviews)
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Based on 4.5 stars averaged over 1257 reviews, here is what we consider the second best cordless wet dry shop vacuum. * These choices are based on a full computation of hundreds of cordless wet dry shop vacuum reviews from around the web.

The DeWALT DCV581H was apparently made for people who need shop vacuums for both indoor and outdoor use. It can run as a cordless model on 18-volt or 20-volt MAX batteries, which are sold separately, or electricity. It also comes with a washable HEPA-rated wet/dry filter that traps dust and, according to DeWALT, removes more airborne particles than regular filters.

A capacity of 2 gallons

Also Good
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DeWALT DC515B 18-Volt

DeWALT DC515B 18-Volt rechargeable shop vac

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(456 reviews)
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Portable battery-powered hand wet dry vacuum that comes with a 0.3-micron HEPA filter and can be used as a cordless, but only if you buy a non-included battery.

What we like:
  • That it comes with a wet dry HEPA filter sounds like a good start
  • We kind of like that we can use it with the power cord (goodbye dead batteries), but we are frustrated that the battery does not come with it

A capacity of 0.5 gallons

More cordless shop vacuums, sorted by the latest model first:

Makita XCV06Z

Makita XCV06Z battery-powered shop vac

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(1 reviews)
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A capacity of 2.1 (1.5 wet) gallons
A battery voltage of = 18

Ridgid WD0319

Ridgid WD0319

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(2141 reviews)
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A capacity of 3 gallons

Dewalt DCV582

Dewalt DCV582 cordless wet dry vac

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(26 reviews)
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A capacity of 1.98 gallons
A battery voltage of = 14.4 (also accepts 18V XR Li-Ion batteries)

Milwaukee M18 Cordless

Milwaukee M18 Cordless battery-powered shop vac

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(169 reviews)
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Cordless shop vacuum with blower function to boot, built into an portable package shaped like a tool box so you can store it along your other workshop items.

What we like:
  • Compatibility with all other M18 Milwaukee batteries is a non-neglectable advantage if you already use their other cordless tools
  • It seems easy to bring along and stow away
  • The 5-year warranty is more generous than the shop vacuum industry standard

Dewalt DC500

Dewalt DC500 cordless shop vac

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(84 reviews)
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