|Product Dimensions||43.1 x 36 x 36.5 cm; 6.9 Kilograms|
|Item Model Number||06033D1170|
|Is Discontinued By Manufacturer||No|
|Power Source||Corded Electric|
|Item Package Quantity||1|
|Number Of Pieces||1|
|Sound Level||80 dB|
|Included Components||UniversalVac 15;2 x Extension Tubes;Crivice Nozzle;Floor Nozzle;Universal Adapter;Flexible Hose;Paper Bag;Catridge Filter;Removable Handle|
|Item Weight||6.9 kg|
Bosch UniversalVac 15 Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner with Blowing Function
|Price:||+ $171.23 Delivery|
|Brand||Bosch Home and Garden|
|Power Source||Corded Electric|
|Surface recommendation||Hard Floor, Carpet|
About this item
- Wet and dry cleaning for a variety of applications
- Blowing function as well as vacuuming
- Universal adapter to connect with other Bosch power tools
- Easy storage on the tool for the hose and accessories
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The UniversalVac 15 from Bosch is a practical, wet and dry cordless vacuum cleaner with both blowing and vacuuming functions. The large 15l impact resistant and non-rusting container for wet and dry cleaning. A large range of accessories are included with the tool to tackle a range of applications, including a universal adapter to connect the vacuum to other Bosch DIY products for dust extraction. The vacuum can be easily folded away and stored thanks to the fold away handles, the vacuum is very mobile with four wheels for increase mobility.
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This is a monster vacuum cleaner, a delight in use in spite of its slightly old fashioned feature set. Most high powered wet & dry vacuum cleaners I have used have a motor speed control, but this one doesn't so it is at full power or switched off. That surprised me but it isn't a big disadvantage. The first time I used it sucked up the steel bolt mentioned in my review title, which meant I had to switch it off and check that the bolt had not punctured the bag — it hadn't. Hmm, have to watch for things like that in future... I had a few problems in one room with the vacuum lifting the carpet, but I am delighted with how well it deals with sawdust and other debris. It's a really powerful machine.
I found the machine overall is excellent, but I was surprised that there is no variable speed and no proper cable management. My old Hoover from 1986 had a place to store the cable, with this machine you just pile it on top. The tool storage is fairly good however, and works well to help you put everything away in one place. No chance of losing bits unless you're really careless.
Once I had vacuumed the floor I had to get some scrap wood and try out the feature that allows you to connect the machine to some Bosch power tools. I connected the vacuum cleaner to my jigsaw and made a few cuts, then to the sander and rounded off a few corners. I found that it did a better job connected to the sander than it did when connected to the jigsaw, getting most of the dust while with the jigsaw it missed a lot of it. I have not yet tried it with my router but I expect that will be somewhere in between. My circular saw is not a Bosch but I am assured that there is an adapter that allows this vacuum cleaner to connect to it, so I will be on the lookout for that.
So the tool connection feature does not get all the dust, particularly with the jigsaw, but it does get enough to dramatically reduce the time required cleaning up afterwards. Since I do a fair amount of woodwork this is one of the reasons I chose this machine.
The bags for the Numatic Charles vacuum cleaner fit this machine so that solves the problem of the overpriced and scarce Bosch bags. The Numatic bags are cheaper and of better quality and I can confirm that they fit.
I have used this once to clean up not only inside but outside my front door, where there is a porch with a concrete floor and a concrete yard. The machine sucked up leaves, paper and other debris with no problems and did a better job than a broom would have done. I liked it even more after that.
Things I like about this vacuum cleaner:
• Suction Power.
• Tool storage.
• Wet & Dry feature (I hope I never need to use it for wet cleanup but it's nice to have that option)
• Connects to some Bosch (and — with adapters — other brand) power tools to clean up as you work.
• Ease of use.
Things I don't like:
• Overpriced & hard to find bags (easily solved by buying bags made for the Numatic Charles vacuum cleaner)
• No variable motor speed (come on Bosch, it's 2019!)
• No proper cable management (come on Bosch, it's 2019!)
Overall I would recommend this both for normal domestic cleanup and for the tool connection feature.
The vacuum is powerful and you can use the unit with or without a disposable bag, from what I can gather using a bag helps protect the filter. There is a pre-filter and permanent main filter both of which can be cleaned by the user. The tools store on the unit although the flex storage isn't great, plus the flex seems like an indoor rather than outdoor grade as well as being shortish for a vacuum.
In use the unit isn't too noisy and the 15L canister is sufficiently capacious for most domestic users. The definition of wet vacuuming in this instance in that unit will pick up "water/air mixtures" it is not a pump. For example, it's ideal for clearing up a washing machine overflow but my interpretation is it’s not for syphoning quantities of water from a water butt by sticking the vacuum hose into it.
The dust/liquid canister is easy enough to empty and, if you want to use one, the paper dustbag is simple to fit (you get 1 in the box) but there is a vagueness about the precise nature of replacements and where they can be obtained. The tools are quick to fit and exchange plus the vacuum hose feels well made and tough. If you use the unit for wet vacuuming it needs to be well cleaned and left open overnight to make sure everything is dry otherwise you could get a mouldy smell.
Overall I'm pleased with this unit including the build quality and vacuum power.