The vacuum cleaner ensures a satisfactory suction result, even if dirt is easily whirled up and pushed back and forth.
Makita VC2512L vacuum cleaner
last modified: 05.05.2020, 11:44
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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.
Equipment and function
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.
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.
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.
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.
For dry vacuuming, an additional filter bag can be inserted inside the vacuum cleaner.
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.
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 has a volume of 79 dB.
When used for 10 minutes, the vacuum cleaner consumes 0.171 kWh.
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.
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.
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
|Scope of delivery||Vacuum cleaner, suction hose, two suction pipes, dust bag, filter, 2 floor nozzles, crevice nozzle, operating instructions|
|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|
|Power in Watt||1000|
|Length of the power cable||5 m|
|Suction hose||3,50 m|
|Special functions||Blowing function, filter cleaning function|
|Attachments||2 floor nozzles, crevice nozzle|
|Suitable for cold ashes||No|
|Cleaning by hand||Filter cleaning function, remaining cleaning by hand|
|Range of functions|
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