Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner

Test 04/2020

  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - testing
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - front
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - front2
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - back
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - boxed
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - anschalter
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - blasanschluss
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - deckel
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - detail
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - detail2
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - detail3
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - filter
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - filterbeutel
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - filterreinigung
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - nasssaugen
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - sauganschluss
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - steckdose
  • Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner - trockensaugen
Test seal: Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner, Rating 8

last modified: 05.05.2020, 11:44

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All rating criteria details:

Cleaning efficiency 35%
Range of functions 20%
Capacity 20%
Volume 15%
Cleaning 10%
Tested by: Johanna

Johanna

Product tester

Resumee

The Makita wet and dry vacuum cleaner VC2512L performed well in our test. The vacuum cleaner is compact, easy to clean and produces a satisfactory suction result. Dirt is easily pushed back and forth and whirled up.

Pro

  • Filter cleaning function
  • Compact

Cons

  • Dirt is pushed back and forth
  • Low suction power

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The vacuum cleaner ensures a satisfactory suction result, even if dirt is easily whirled up and pushed back and forth.

Equipment and function

The vacuum cleaner and its accessories
The Makita vacuum cleaner

The Makita wet and dry vacuum cleaner VC2512L is delivered with two floor nozzles in different sizes and one crevice nozzle. The vacuum cleaner can be used to vacuum dry dirt as well as liquids and also has a blowing function. Inside the vacuum cleaner is a filter, which can be cleaned by the device with a filter cleaning system. Also included is a 3.5 m hose, two suction pipes, a suction adapter and two dust bags. The instruction manual contains a lot of pictures and less text, which can lead to unanswered questions.

socket
The suction cup contains a socket

The vacuum cleaner also contains a socket to which an additional electrical appliance can be connected during the suction process.

The mains cable is 5 m long.

Preparation

First of all, the vacuum cleaner must be assembled for the desired application. All individual parts can be easily assembled. For the suction function, the hose must be inserted into the opening at the front of the vacuum cleaner and for the blow function into the opening at the back.

The suction connection
The suction connection is located at the front

The suction cup and its accessories
The blow connection is located on the back

Application

Power switch

The switch-on
The switch-on

There is a switch in the front to switch on the vacuum cleaner. If no additional electrical device is connected, push the switch to "I" to start the vacuum cleaner. If you want to connect an additional appliance to the vacuum cleaner while it is being used, push the switch down to the electrical appliance symbol. If the switch is set to "0", the vacuum cleaner is switched off. The suction strength cannot be adjusted on this appliance.

Dry vacuuming

For dry vacuuming, an additional filter bag can be inserted inside the vacuum cleaner.

The lid
The lid can be removed

The filter bag
The filter bag is inserted in the container

We vacuumed animal litter, once on laminate flooring and once on carpet flooring. On the laminate floor, the device efficiently sucks away the dirt. However, it has more problems on carpet. Fine dirt is whirled up a lot and stubborn, fine dirt remains after repeated vacuuming over the same spot.

The vacuum cleaner in use
The vacuum cleaner in use

Wet vacuuming

No filter bag may be used for wet vacuuming. If necessary, remove it beforehand.

In our test, we sucked up a puddle of 5 litres of water. In parts of the water puddle we have also spread animal litter.

The vacuum cleaner absorbs both water and the wet animal litter well. However, it pushes both back and forth a lot on the floor and has to be lifted frequently to suck up everything.

The vacuum cleaner in use
The vacuum cleaner in use

Volume

The vacuum cleaner has a volume of 79 dB.

Power consumption

When used for 10 minutes, the vacuum cleaner consumes 0.171 kWh.

Cleaning

To clean the appliance, remove the lid and empty the container. Now wipe or rinse the inside of the vacuum cleaner with a towel. Do not keep the lid under running water. Only wipe it clean. Remove the folded filter and rinse it out. Do not reinsert all parts until they are completely dry.

The filter bags must be replaced regularly. They cannot be reused.

The filter
The filter is firmly attached to the lid

The filter cleaning button
Press the filter cleaning button three times for manual cleaning

We have evaluated almost 80 customer ratings on the Internet. In summary it can be said that about 85 percent of the buyers are satisfied (4 stars) or even very satisfied (5 stars). Partially (2 stars) or completely dissatisfied are about 5 percent of the users. The average score at the time of evaluation was 4.5 out of 5 stars.

Summary: 85% positive und 5% negative ratings

The following points were positively noted:

  • Easy to use
  • Good workmanship
  • Manual filter cleaning

The following points were noted negatively:

  • Low suction power
  • Connecting piece of handle and hose comes loose
  • Pipe and attachments clog quickly
Manufacturer Makita
EAN 0011120244977
Scope of delivery Vacuum cleaner, suction hose, two suction pipes, dust bag, filter, 2 floor nozzles, crevice nozzle, operating instructions
Quality impression Good
Manual language D, GB, F, NL, I, N, S, DK, SF, E, P, GR, TR, SLO, HR, SK, CZ, PL, H, RO, BG, RUS, EST, LV, LT, AL, MK, SR, UK
Quality of instructions Satisfactory
Packaging Good
Power in Watt 1000
Length of the power cable 5 m
Width 38 cm
Height 54 cm
Depth 39 cm
Weight 7,48 kg
Capacity litres 25
Suction hose 3,50 m
Volume 79 dB
Special functions Blowing function, filter cleaning function
Attachments 2 floor nozzles, crevice nozzle
Blowing function
Cable take-up No
Suitable for cold ashes No
Rolls
Step adjustment No
Carrying handle
Cleaning by hand Filter cleaning function, remaining cleaning by hand
Suction efficiency Satisfactory
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Range of functions
Capacity
Volume
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Didier
2020-04-30
Hello, there is a plastic bag included but I use the vacuum cleaner without it. What is the use of it (or should i use it)? I also thought that the filter needed to be removed before wet vacuuming. Should I remove the (paper) dust filter? For dry vacuuming what do u recommend: with or without the filter bag? Thank you
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Hey, Didier! The vacuum cleaner comes with a filter bag and a disposal bag. The plastic bag is the disposal bag. We have used the filter bag for dry vacuuming, but the disposal bag should also be suitable, as it also has an opening for fixing inside the vacuum cleaner. For the dry vacuuming, I would recommend using one of the two bags, this makes the disposal of the dirt easier and the vacuum cleaner does not have to be cleaned afterwards. For wet vacuuming, only the filter bag has to be removed, not the round filter element.
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2020-04-07
The hose length of 3.5m is not always useful. Can the hose be shortened without losing its tightness?
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AskGeorge.com
The hose has a plastic attachment at both ends, which is firmly attached to the hose. The various suction attachments can then be attached to these attachments, or the hose can be attached to the suction cup above them. If the hose would be shortened, it could be the case that it could not be reattached to the plastic ends or that the ends could not simply be detached from the rest of the hose.
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2019-09-19
How long is the hose?
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AskGeorge.com
The hose has a length of 3.50 metres.
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2019-09-19
Does the vacuum cleaner feature a manual filter cleaning system?
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AskGeorge.com
Yes, manual filter cleaning is available.

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