A friend of the blog, Nate (Doresoom), picked up the new Ryobi cordless 4.75 gal wet/dry vacuum a few days ago. Up until his post we didn’t know this new cordless vacuum existed.
Here’s a quick look at the features:
- Ryobi 18V One+ cordless power tool system
- 4.75 gallon tank
- 40 CFM air flow
- Blower port
- Built-in on-board accessory storage
- Collapsible carrying handle
- 1-1/4″ hose diameter
- Weighs 8 lbs (w/o battery?)
Noticeably absent is any mention of runtime.
The new cordless Ryobi vacuum is built around a 4.75 gal stainless steel tub. The removable motor housing has onboard storage for the wands, crevice tool, and floor nozzle. It also has a handle that can be raised to carry the vacuum or collapsed for more compact storage.
The 1-1/4″ flexible hose rotates to lock it into the inlet port. The vacuum can be configured for dry pick-up using the filter cartridge, or wet pickup using the foam filter.
The vacuum includes:
- Wet/dry vac (PWV200B)
- 5′ of 1-1/4″ flexible hose
- 3 extension wands
- Crevice tool
- Floor nozzle
- Foam filter
- Cartridge filter
This is a bare tool. A Ryobi 18V Li-ion battery and charger are required but not included.
Home Depot is showing the cordless vacuum as being in stock at stores in my area, but since this is a new item, many stores might not have them on the shelf yet. Rather than muck about the store waiting to find somebody to help you find them, you could use the free shipping option Home Depot is offering and save yourself some pain.
Stuart’s Note: None of my local Home Depots have the new Ryobi cordless vacuum out on their sales floor yet either. Since Home Depot has it listed as a special buy and gift center item, they might be hiding it until we get closer to Black Friday.
Here’s Nate’s original post on Instagram:
Again, none of our sources for information mention what kind of runtime you can expect from this vacuum. Presumably it has a brushed motor, because Ryobi does not tout it as being brushless.
Ryobi also doesn’t list suction power, air watts, or pressure drop, so it’s really hard to evaluate how much this vacuum sucks.
I had to do a little searching, but the manual does indeed say that the vacuum can be configured as a blower by attaching the hose to the outlet port in the motor housing. This is really handy if you have to inflate an air mattress or blow out your refrigerator coils.
Why buy something like this, compared to some of Ryobi’s other cordless vacuums? At the least, the smaller footprint and 360° on-the-spot rotation might make it more convenient for some uses.