There are so many gadgets that make life easier but at the same time, it costs money to purchase them so I am always glad when I can get 2 in one tools like the vacmaster VBV1210 which is a vacuum and a detachable leaf blower. If you are thinking many shop vacs do have a blower function, well this is more than just a blower function, it is actually designed to blow leaves and comes with the blower tool and sufficient power for this and as this Vacmaster VBV1210 review will reveal, it has more advantages you may be interested in.
Who is it made for?
It is designed for domestic use but it comes with a big storage tank which makes it suitable for homeowners who do quite a lot of vacuuming or people who provide home cleaning service. Its size also makes it suitable for cleaning swimming pools as long as the right attachments are added.
Features of the Vacmaster VBV1210
I have mentioned before that the blower is detachable, this saves you from having to drag along the entire tank as you blow leaves in the yard. The blower is also equipped with a long blower tool that concentrates the wind to effectively blow leaves and other debris in the yard or driveway. According to the manufacturer, the blower also detaches easily in comparison to other detachable blowers. This 2 in one function saves you money that you would have spent on a portable leaf blower.
The tank of this vacuum is 12 gallons which makes it ideal for big jobs, especially wet vacuuming. If for example, you have a pipe that is leaking, the amount of water that you will need to suck up may be more than the smaller tanks can handle. With a 12 gallon vac, you can suck up much more before you need to empty the tank. At the same time, it is not too bulky that you fail to move it when it is full so I find it reasonably sized for domestic use.
With a 5 peak horsepower motor, the suction from this vacuum is sufficient for most home cleaning needs. It can clean thick carpets, hard floors as well as furniture. If you have pets, you can get rid of the hair they leave around the house easily. Whether you are vacuuming solid or liquid messes, it provides sufficient suction. I have noticed that most vacuums with horsepower above 4 tend to get the job done fast so I believe this would be no exception.
At the bottom of the tank is a drain port, this is particularly helpful when dealing with liquid waste like water from a flooded basement. Instead of struggling to remove the lead from the tank and then tipping the tank over, you can just open the drain and let the water flow out. The tank can empty the whole 12 gallons of water in under 1 minute. It is also possible to connect the hose to the port so that you can direct the liquid into a drainage channel without it flowing and causing another mess. However, there is no pump so you can only depend on gravity.
The vacuum sits on small wheels that have swivel ability the wheels have reasonable ground clearance so that it is possible to move the vacuum over uneven surface. When the vacuum is full, it may be a bit heavy for you to carry so it is good that it has wheels. If you end up having to go upstairs, there are 2 handles at the side that you can use to carry it. I would recommend these over the top handle since a slight touch of the release near the top handle could have the blower coming off and leaving the tank to fall off.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q. Can I use this on a wet carpet?
A. Yes it can suck water out of a carpet as long as you use the correct filter (foam filter).
Q. Can the blower be a substitute for a broom?
A. If you are using it outdoors, yes but in the house, you will blow dust into the air, just use the vacuum indoors.