Vacmaster VWM510: Powerful and Advanced Wall-Mountable Shop Vac

Vacmaster VWM510 Review

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What We Like

  • Powerful motor and suction
  • Large 5-gallon tank capacity
  • Supports both wet and dry pick-ups
  • Convenient On/Off remote control
  • Easy wall-mounting support
  • Extra-long hose and power cord
  • Easily converts to a blower

What We Don’t Like

  • Weighty at 25.31 pounds
  • On-board storage could be bigger

Bottom Line

The powerful 2-stage motor, easy remote-control operation, and convenient wall mounting make this vacuum ideal for medium-to-large cleaning jobs that demand power and efficiency.

Introduction

If you’ll be undertaking intensive wet and dry vacuuming, there’s no better tool to meet this demand than the high-performance Vacmaster VWM510.

It runs on a power 2-stage 5.0 HP motor that will handle any job you throw at it. You can switch the tool on or off using the convenient remote control, and operate it from a mounted position for more productivity and easy storage.

Vacmaster VWM510 Review

Vacmaster VWM510

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Performance: Heavy-Duty Motor and Superior Efficiency

Vacmaster VWM510 is, undoubtedly, one of the most impressive and best-performing vacuum cleaners in its class.

Within the compact unit is a rich combination of exceptional raw power, superior operating convenience, and abundance of other robust features that make this an ideal tool for intensive wet and dry pick-ups at home.

It is powered by a 5.0 peak HP motor, which delivers superior suction power for the most demanding home cleaning tasks. Because it is a 2-stage motor, it is able to automatically step up or down its power depending on the task at hand.

This 2-stage motor also offers another important benefit that most users prioritize; quiet operation, thanks to air and noise diffuser built into it. With a noise output of 74 dB, it is considerably quiet for a vacuum cleaner.

To deliver on both wet and dry vacuuming with commercial-grade efficiently, this tool adopts a dual-purpose filter, which will support both types of pick-ups. Even better is the fact that this filter is washable and reusable.

Given the impressive speed at which the motor is able to pick up dirt and debris, Vacmaster was thoughtful enough to equip the VWM510 with a large 5-gallon collection tank, which allows a considerable amount of vacuuming before requiring emptying.

A handy remote-control capability enables this vacuum to blend performance and convenience, seamlessly. When using the vacuum, especially in is mounted position, you can use the control switch on the handle to turn it on or off.

The feature has proven useful in saving both time and energy. And since you’re likely to leave the vacuum running as you move a few things around or hang some items to dry, using this feature will also save power.

Design: Sturdy Construction with On-Board Storage Support

For such a high-performance vacuum cleaner, strong housing and overall build are vital to its continuous provision of long-lasting reliable performance.

That’s why the C is built using strong plastic, which easily withstands everyday use, different kinds of dirt and debris, and prolonged motor operation.

It’s especially worth noting that since the collection tank takes a lot of beating from regular cleaning and constant contact with different material, its rugged polypropylene construction provides the strength needed to resist rapid wear

One of the most valuable design features of this vacuum, which makes it very appealing to home users, is its wall-mountable capability.

The ability to mount this unit, alone, offers a lot of benefits to the user, which cut across convenient handling, and ease of storage.

There’s also a handy compartment on the tool’s side, which provides on-board storage for the accessories that are included with this vacuum. This feature supports not just accessory organization but also mobility, although it’s not large enough to accommodate all at once.

Portability: Optimized for Stationary Use

Admittedly, because of the vacuum’s heavy-duty motor, large tank, and other premium components, the VWM510 is weighty, at 25.31 pounds.

This weight takes a bit bite off portability, as carrying the entire unit around is not easy. It also becomes harder to carry the unit as its tank fills up during the vacuum’s operations.

But worry not, for this vacuum is actually designed, and even optimized, for use in fixed positions with little need for constant shifting or movement.

Because of its wall-mountable feature, which is supported by a strong included wall mount bracket, you can hang this vacuum and use it in a suitable fixed position on your garage or basement wall.

If you’re concerned that mounting may limit the vacuum’s reach, you’ll be pleased to learn that Vacmaster equipped this tool with very long essential attachment. It comes with an 11-foot standard hose and 10-foot flexible hose which combine for a total length of 21 inches.

Then there’s the extra-long 20-foot power cord, which allows plugging of the tool even in distant power supplies. Combined, the hoses and power cord give this vacuum a superior cleaning reach of 41 feet.

If it becomes extremely necessary to move the vacuum, there’s a quick-release level that allows the fast unmounting of the unit, making it easily portable.

While all these enhancements minimize the need to moving this vacuum, by a significant margin, it would have been great if Vacmaster had included a wheel kit with it, to simplify movement, especially when full.

Ease of Storage: Wall-Mounting Eliminates Storage Demands

Because the VWM510 is a sizeable unit, it requires a good amount of storage space, especially when it’s not in use.

Where space is a limitation, especially on a table or in a cabinet, there’s no need to worry because its wall-mount saves the day, once again. Simply using the wall-mount for storage not only saves you space but also keeps the unit safety away from other tools that could damage it.

You’ll also appreciate the onboard accessory caddy, which helps with storing most of the accessories in one place, on the tool itself. When it comes to getting started on vacuuming tasks, this organization will prove to be time-saving.

Lastly, you can use the on-board hose storage feature that takes advantage of the main hose’s flexibility to store it neatly around the vacuum’s housing.

Price: Worth the Money

For less than $150, the raw power, large tank capacity, applications versatility, and quiet operation, that the VWM510 offers make this tool's price a great bargain.

The 5 HP motor guarantees reliable performance across demanding vacuuming tasks, and you can make use of all this power without the tool getting uncomfortably loud, thanks to its air diffuser.

Also, since the vacuum offers a high-performance filter system, you don't have to keep changing it. Simply wash and reuse it until a replacement is needed, and with time, you'll be saving on maintenance costs.

Vacmaster's premium range of vacuum cleaners also includes the VFB511B0201, which is a worthy rival of this vacuum. The VFB511B0201 comes with a slightly more powerful 5.5 HP motor, and the same 5-gallon collection tank.

Another thing to like about the VFB511B0201 is its heavy-duty construction, which makes it ideal for professional cleaning tasks. It is also lighter and cheaper by a significant margin than the VWM510.

But the VFB511B0201 is also lacking in some of the areas that the VWM510 excels in. The former has a shorter 7-foot hose, and shorter 18-foot cord, both of which limit its reach.

Also, you can’t wall-mount the VFB511B0201, which makes storage of the sizable unit not as easy and convenient as that of the VWM510. Both are good deals, but for a better operating convenience and power combination, choose the VWM510.

Verdict

A high-performance, easy to use, and convenient wall-mounting support makes the Vacmaster VWM510 the ideal intensive home vacuum cleaner.

Its powerful 5.0 HP motor combined well with a large 5-gallon tank to support medium-and-heavy-duty wet and dry vacuuming. A superior 41-inch reach reduces the need for tool movement while remote control makes tool operation very convenient.

Specs

  • Product Name: Vacmaster VWM510
  • Product Brand: Vacmaster
  • Product Dimensions: 18.3 x 15.2 x 21 inches
  • Power Source: Corded-electric
  • Power Input: 120V/60Hz, 10A
  • Air Watts: 155W
  • Motor Type: 2-stage
  • Peak Power: 5 HP
  • Max. Airflow: 75 CFM
  • Sealed Pressure: 68 inches (of water)
  • Capacity: 5 gallons (18.93 liters)
  • Standard Hose Length: 11 feet
  • Flexible Hose Length: 10 feet
  • Hose Size: 1.25 inches
  • Power Cord Length: 20 feet
  • Rear Blower Power: Yes
  • Collapsible Handle: Yes
  • Wall Mountable: Yes
  • Product Weight: 25.31 pounds
  • Accessories: Yes
  • Warranty: 2 years (limited)

Key Features

  • A powerful 5.0 HP, 2-stage motor delivers superior suction fast pick-ups
  • Built-in air and noise diffuser minimize the vacuum’s noise output 
  • Remote control On/Off switch for convenient and flexible tool operation
  • Wall-mounting support offers convenient and space-saving tool storage
  • A large-capacity 5-gallon rugged polypropylene tank handles intense collections
  • The combined 42-foot cleaning reach is achieved through a long hose and power cord
  • On-board hose and accessory storage help deliver complete vac organization
  • Easy conversion into a high-performance blower for added versatility
  • A quick-release lever allows for easy unmounting to boost portability

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