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Black & Decker Dustbuster HHVK515J

Weight: 2.6 lb. | Built-in Battery: Yes | Volts: 20 | Accessories: Nozzle slides out, but no accessories

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BLACK & DECKER

HHVK515J Vacuum

$89.99

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Pros

  • Ample power without a lot of weight

Cons

  • Extending the nozzle can be tricky

Light, easy-handling, and plenty of power. Those were the three characteristics that helped this 20-volt Dustbuster ride to victory. It’s true that the Ridgid and Milwaukee vacs will outpower it, but the Dustbuster has more than enough oomph to get the job done. In fact, we think it’s an excellent product to cross among jobs in the home, the shop, or cleaning out the car’s interior. Its nozzle extends an additional 7.5 inches—all you have to do is pull it forward. Although we did notice that the sliding action of the extension is a bit sticky and coarser particles left scratches on it, it’s still a very helpful feature. Like its smaller 12-volt colleague below, the HHVK515J is also easy to empty and has low and high speed settings.