DEWALT DC515K 1/2 Gallon 18-Volt NiCd Cordless Wet/Dry Vac

DEWALT DC515K 1/2 Gallon 18-Volt NiCd Cordless Wet/Dry Vac Review

DEWALT DC515K 1/2 Gallon 18-Volt NiCd Cordless Wet/Dry VacAgain Dewalt has out done themselves in providing a nice 1/2 gallon wet dry vac.  They have seen what we need and have given it to us. The compact vacuum will pick up small wet and dry messes, and has quite a bit of power.

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DC515K Overview

  • Dewalt Wet Dry Vac clean-up modes allow for debris removal with either the front utility nozzle or extendable rubber hose
  • 1/2-gallon tank with heavy-duty latch is easy to empty and clean
  • Gore HEPA wet/dry filter traps 99.97 percent of dust at 0.3 microns
  • Washable filter–rinse with water to clean
  • Heavy-duty rubber hose provides durability and flexibility
  • Item model number: DC515K

Dual Clean Up Mode

This Dewalt Vac features dual clean-up modes for debris clean-up with either the front utility nozzle or the extendable heavy-duty rubber hose.

Heavy Duty Latch

This has a heavy-duty latch that secures the tank while in use, and yet is very easy to release when it is needed to empty and clean out the tank.

Dewalt DC515K Is Cordless

This is a cordless vac filter system, its cordless design and lightweight makes it easy to transport where needed with no cords to contend with.

Compact But Cleans Up Well

wet dry vacBuilt to make clean up quick and easy, the DEWALT Vac goes wherever your work takes you with its lightweight cordless design and 1/2-gallon tank. Contributing to its portability, the entire wet/dry vacuum weighs just 6 pounds.

This vacuum will get into, clean cracks and crevices that larger vac’s can’t pick up or clean out. This little compact unit is built for either a man or woman to use for those small cleanup jobs making them quick and easy.

As mentioned, the Dewalt Cordless Wet Dry Vac only weighs in at 6 pounds, well balanced whether you are using the front utility nozzle or the extendable heavy-duty rubber hose that measures  2-1/2 feet long and 1-1/4 inches in diameter.

It provides the right size and reach you need to get under work tables or in other tight spaces.  Its on and off switch is ideally located beneath the roomy handle area to quickly turn off or on with one hand making this a big plus.

A heavy-duty latch secures the tank when the vacuum is in use, and is easy to release when it’s time to empty and clean out the tank.  Washable, 0.3-micron GORE HEPA wet/dry filter which captures 99.97 percent of dust, is a big contributor to keeping the dust out of the air making the air you breathe cleaner and safer. The Hepa Filter may be replaced. See it here: DEWALT DC5151H HEPA Replacement Filter For DC515

Washable Filter

This Dewalt Wet Dry Vac has a washable filter is incredibly easy to clean. You can either tap the filter clean or rinse it clean with water–no big mess or complicated cleanup.

Extended Run Time Batteries

Dewalt DC515K Cordless Wet Dry VacAnother major plus, this compact wet dry vac is powered by DEWALT exclusive extended run time batteries. XRP extended run time batteries keep the DC515K running at full tilt.

They provide up to 40 percent more run time than standard Ni-Cad batteries, and any XRP battery can be used with any 18-volt DEWALT cordless tool.  It only takes an hour to recharge, or you can quickly exchange the batteries out with another DEWALT 18 volt XPR Ni-Cad battery you have on hand.

When it comes time to replace the batteries, you can save quite a bit of money here: DEWALT DC9096-2 18-Volt XRP 2.4 Amp Hour NiCad Pod-Style Battery (2-Pack)


With your Dewalt cordless shop vac, comes a one-hour Ni-Cad charger, and a 18-volt XRP Ni-Cad battery.  I’ll repeat that, it is Powered by an 18-volt DeWalt battery pack and backed by a 3-year manufacturer’s warranty, this vacuum comes with a one-hour charger and an 18-volt XRP battery.  This offer is hard to beat,  and is the best of the pack.Dewalt DC515K Cordless Wet Dry Vac 3


DEWALT has again lived up to their reputation of high quality at an affordable price plus being durable and long lasting with a three-year limited warranty and 90-day money-back guarantee


At the time of writing this, the Dewalt DC515K has a rating of 4.2 stars out of 5 stars, given by customers. A very good rating indeed.

Pros And Cons

Pros: This has good suction, is easy to empty for clean up. The batteries give a good long run time. The weight is heavier than a hand vac, but it is very balanced and easy to use.

Cons: The only negative thing is that the Vac is noisy.  When you have a small, compact, powerful tool such as this without a muffler system, you will have a certain amount of noise.  This is quite similar to noise such as a hair dryer on high, or powerful fan.  In my family’s shop they used flange ear plugs they got from the sports store, or ear protectors.  Using these, the noise will not bother you or affect your hearing.

Where To Buy

DEWALT DC515K 1/2 Gallon 18-Volt NiCd Cordless Wet/Dry VacThis is a powerful Dewalt wet dry vac that has good suction and long lasting batteries. It can be used in your shop, cleaning up after small repairs and installs, in your home or in your car.

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