Wet/dry vacuum runs cordless or corded

DeWalt’s new DC500 is the first cordless/corded portable two-gallon wet-dry vacuum designed specifically for contractors. For versatility, the DC500 runs off either a battery pack or a 120-volt AC electrical outlet.

A Gore wet/dry filter from the makers of Gore-Tex products provides effective dust collection, trapping 99.7 percent of dust particles inside the vacuum. The washable, reusable filter captures the finest dust particles, such as drywall dust, and prevents them from escaping out the exhaust.

The vacuum produces ample power to pick up drywall and concrete dust, fasteners, water, sawdust, wood chips and other debris. For convenience, a drain port on the front of the vacuum allows users to empty any liquid in the tank by simply unscrewing the cap instead of removing the entire canister lid.

The DC500 has a durable, positive-lock rubber hose with a standard 11⁄4" opening. The detachable hose expands to six feet and can be connected to the exhaust port, turning the vacuum into a blower. Heavy-duty canister latches and a sealed power unit add durability to the unit. For more information, call (800) 4-DEWALT or visit www.DEWALT.com.

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