Bauer 2152C-B7 cordless shop vacuum from Harbor freight

A Cordless Shop Vacuum from Harbor Freight Tools

Just added to the Harbor freight catalog, the Bauer™ model 2152C-B7 (item 58774) is a relatively inexpensive 7-gallon cordless wet/dry tool that’s listed at $99.99 without the 20-volt battery. The company currently lists a 5 Ah high-capacity battery for $59.99 and chargers for $22.99 and $29.99. With a high flow rate of 75 CFM and 3.75 peak HP, it should be a good choice for jobsite clean-ups and small dust collection tasks in the woodshop. The two main wheels are huge, and a pair of smaller casters make it very stable when rolling over rough ground, cords and building thresholds. The casters no-tipping also allow it to roll and pivot in any direction. Multiple carrying handles make this vacuum easy to haul around the shop or to a vehicle. A washable filter and removable top makes emptying dust, debris, and liquids quick and mess-free.

Part of the Bauer 20-volt battery system, the new cordless vac comes with an ultra-flexible, kink-resistant 6.5 ft. hose and an accessory holder for easy tool organization. The 2152C-B7 quickly converts from dry to wet vacuuming for cleaning up liquids and spills. This is a tool only and the battery and charger are sold separately.

The tank’s 7-gallon capacity refers to the tank’s volume, and it does not reflect the collection capacity available during operation of the vacuum. The 75 CFM was achieved using the supplied accessory hose in a laboratory setting. In addition to the hose, the included accessories are two extension wands, a filter, a crevice tool, a utility nozzle and a wide nozzle. The vac weighs 16.2 lbs. and measures 17-1/8” tall, 23-1/2” long and 15-3/8” wide. It comes with a 90-day guarantee.