Updated July 08, 2019 by Melissa Harr

The 10 Best Cordless Shop Vacuums

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We spent 26 hours on research, videography, and editing, to review the top choices for this wiki. It's time to bring your workshop or garage into the 21st century with one of these ultra-convenient cordless shop vacuums. Extremely portable, they let you maneuver and clean with ease, so you're never confined by the length of a cord. Don't worry though; they they still suck -- in a good way. Just note that many are sold as bare tools, which means that they do not include a battery. When users buy our independently chosen editorial picks, we may earn commissions to support our work. Skip to the best cordless shop vacuum on Amazon.

10. Makita Brushless

9. Ryobi 18V One Plus

8. Black & Decker Hand Vacuum

7. Ridgid 18-Volt

6. Makita Compact

5. HoLife Rechargeable

4. DeWalt 1/2 Gallon

3. Porter Cable Wet/Dry

2. DeWalt 20-Volt Max

1. Milwaukee M18

Editor's Notes

October 26, 2018:

Analyzed choices from the top names in tools, including Milwaukee, DeWalt, and Porter Cable. Selected two Makita models for the variation in size and maneuverability they offer, despite the fact that they are relatively more expensive. Also added a Black & Decker dustbuster-style choice for its usefulness in cleaning up smaller messes.


Melissa Harr
Last updated on July 08, 2019 by Melissa Harr

Melissa Harr is a language-obsessed writer from Chicagoland who holds both a bachelor of arts and master of arts in English. Although she began as a TEFL teacher, earning several teaching certificates and working in both Russia and Vietnam, she moved into freelance writing to satisfy her passion for the written word. She has published full-length courses and books in the realm of arts & crafts and DIY; in fact, most of her non-working time is spent knitting, cleaning, or committing acts of home improvement. Along with an extensive knowledge of tools, home goods, and crafts and organizational supplies, she has ample experience (okay, an obsession) with travel gear, luggage, and the electronics that make modern life more convenient.


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