Posted by MALLORY | Posted in Featured Tool of the Month, Tool Info, Tool Tips | Posted on 26-04-2013
Makita’s Xtrack Vac Auto-Filter Cleaning System
To put it simply, Makita tools are engineered for superior performance and that’s exactly what they deliver. Built with high-quality materials and second-to-none smarts, Makita equipment offers greater reliability and total high performance. It’s no mystery, then, that dust collection is better with Makita, too, and that their Xtract Vac auto filter cleaning system ensures powerful, practical, and hands-down better dust management.
Beginning with a powerful 12 AMP motor delivering 135 CFM of suction and 92-inches of water lift, Makita’s VC4710 jobsite vacuum is designed to handle the most challenging messes. The motor chamber is additionally constructed of superior quality materials to absorb sound ensuring the vac is as quiet as it powerful. Despite the large capacity of the vac, the thing is also built with sophisticated components to keep the overall weight of the machine low and portable. The VC4710 weighs only 27-lbs and with wide-set urethane wheels on its rear (this creates a low center a gravity) and enlarged steel casters on the its front wheels, the vac is stable and moves smooth and easy.
One of the coolest features of this new vac is its automatic filter cleaning system. In a nutshell, the vacuum incorporates a blow-back feature that, at timed intervals, clears the filters to keep them performing better and, yes, lasting longer. The blow-back flows through each filter separately without interrupting suction and minimizes the cost of both maintenance and filter replacement. The Xtract Vac also has an tool-activated outlet which allows you to start and stop the vac with your power tools – and – thanks to a perfectly timed 10-second shut-off delay, the hose clears itself of any remaining debris after your power tools have disengaged.
The vacuum also offers variable speeds giving you greater suction versatility and includes a soft-start mechanism for lower amp-draw at start-up. With the unit, Makita has also included a 24.6-foot cord and a 16-foot anti-static hose to ensure you have ample mobility and improved performance on the job. A cord reel, hose bracket and removable storage tray have also been integrated to improve efficiency and organization. The VC4710 includes a nano filter set which captures 99.95% of particles larger than 2 microns, but a HEPA filter set is also available. Altogether, the unit additionally includes a fleece nano filter bag, disposal bag, that 1-3/8-inch x 16-foot anti-static hose, a crevice nozzle and a cuff adapter.
The vacuum is a no-nonsense powerhouse with the ability to keep you cleaner and more organized on the job. It moves well, it works great and it truly makes your life easier.
Makita makes monstrously great tools and equipment, but they also make keeping your stuff in good repair easy, too. Accordingly, getting Makita parts is simple. If you need them, please let us help you find the replacement parts you need. Whether it’s parts for Makita VC4710 or parts for your favorite old drill, we can help you get exactly what you need.