Vacmaster Handheld Blower Wet Dry Vacuum, 12-Gallon

Last updated: May 31, 2023

This wet dry vacuum's versatility makes it stand out from the crowd. It works great on all surfaces from hardwood to upholstery, and the motor detaches in seconds for an instant leaf blower. This wet dry vacuum will last, thanks to heavy-duty wheel casters and a sturdy polypropylene canister.

Vacmaster Handheld Blower Wet Dry Vacuum, 12-Gallon

We looked at the top Wet Dry Vacuums and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Wet Dry Vacuum you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: This wet dry vacuum is versatile, since it can easily switch from upholstery to hardwood and beyond.

In our analysis of 57 expert reviews, the Vacmaster Handheld Blower Wet Dry Vacuum, 12-Gallon placed 8th when we looked at the top 18 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

With this convenient 2-in-1 tool, you get a powerful 5 peak HP wet/dry vac that converts to a 210 MPH leaf blower with an effortless press of a button. No more hassling with cumbersome latches and locks. This wet/dry vacuum has a rugged 12 gallon polypropylene tank, on-board accessory storage, an extra large drain for fast emptying and 11 accessories that will be useful for most vacuum and blower applications. The versatile and powerful Vacmaster VBV1210 Detachable Blower Vac easily converts from a standard wet/dry vacuum to a detachable blower. Perfect for all kinds of around-the-house cleanup jobs, this handy vac assembles in minutes, shifts easily between modes, and provides powerful suction and an extra large drain port for efficient, reliable use. Two Powerful Tools in One The VBV1210 offers two powerful tools in one package, easily converting from a standard wet/dry vacuum to a detachable blower. Whether the job is draining a clogged utility sink, blowing saw dust off your workbench, or vacuuming your car’s upholstery, the VBV1210 can take care of it. And thanks to its tough polypropylene construction and heavy-duty casters, the VBV1210 is sure to last, so you can depend on it for any cleaning task that may come your way. Effortlessly Converts from Vacuum to Blower The VBV1210 is cleverly designed to quickly and easily transition from vacuum to blower and back again. Just flick the release button with one finger to select the mode you need. Get the Job Done Quickly and Efficiently Equipped with a five horsepower (peak) motor, the VBV1210 blows air at 210 MPH for quick cleanup. Additionally, a 12-gallon tank combines with an extra-large drain port to minimize downtime, and a 12-foot cord gives you plenty of range and conveniently wraps for storage. What’s more, handles ensure comfortable portability, while an over-sized and dust-sealed power switch makes for simple, dependable operation. On-Board Storage and Easy Assembly The VBV1210 comes with eight accessories to help you get the job done right. To keep those accessories organized, the VBV1210 provides on-board storage on the casters and power head. Also, this vacuum assembles in minutes, so you can start taking care of cleanup jobs right away. The VBV1210 is backed by a two-year warranty.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

A 5-peak HP motor that’s sufficient for most ordinary home cleaning requirements powers this unit. You can use the unit for cleaning hard flooring, thick carpeting, and furniture.
The vac’s powerful suction capabilities combined with this large hose can really accelerate extraction time, an essential function during an emergency water removal event.
An auto-shutoff float valve lets you know when the tank is full and needs to be emptied.
It’s ultra well-designed wheel bases give it excellent balance, and its 12ft power cord and 7ft hose (not including extensions) give you over 20ft of reach without having to bust out the extension cord.
This vacuum has a detachable motor, meaning it can instantly turn into a corded leaf blower that's easy to tote around the yard or use for garage cleanup.
This unit comes with a ton of goodies straight out of the box including the blower nozzles, and adapter for the blower want, and two extension wands. You will also get a car nozzle, crevice tool, 8” utility nozzle, and an air/noise diffuser.
The Vacmaster is capable of moving air at up to 200 mph, and strong enough to move built-up leaves, dirt, and debris with its 5 horsepower motor.
The Vacmaster VBV1210 is composed of a sturdy polypropylene construction, which can take abuse without breaking down. The vacuum cleaner also has heavy duty casters, which will hold up to all the cleaning tasks that you will be faced with.

What reviewers didn't like

The cord length could be longer. At 12’ long, it’s a bit short by industry standards. Most users have adapted by adding a permanent extension cord to the operation, especially when utilizing the detachable leaf blower function.
Power cord is too short and it lacks suction.
Filter replacement/swapping from dry to wet filter could be simpler.
The only problem we found with this VacMaster was its power: It sucked up 1.36 gallons of water in ten seconds, placing it in the middle of the pack.
We also felt the suction wasn’t quite as strong as we’ve seen with similar models in the 5 HP range although it will get the job done and is not underpowered by any means. The short cord is also something you’ll want to keep in mind.
Does not have a HEPA filter.
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