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Makita VC2512L
Makita VC2512L

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Makita VC2512L Vacuum Cleaner

2,600W Drum Vacuum Wet & Dry 8kg Oct 2015
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
Nice design
Reasonably priced
Quite quiet noise level
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Weight & Dimensions

Average Weight

The VC2512L has a pretty typical weight (8 kilograms) compared to most of the other high maximum input power vacuums that were launched around the same time as this vacuum.

Vacuum cleaners with a heavier weight that might be worth considering include the Miele Compact C2 PowerLine (4.8kg and higher rated).

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Reasonably Priced

One customer considered that the Makita VC2512L was good value for money.


Nice Design

One customer who reviewed the product concluded that it was neat. A few weeks ago Commander @ the Hackery gave the product a score of 5 stars and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner “Given my machine never actually moves I shortened mine to keep it tidy”.

One Makita VC2512L reviewer concluded that the product was good looking. Commander @ the Hackery wrote on Amazon “The cable is also pretty long too which will be handy for most people” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

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One customer said in their reviews that it was easy to damage or scratch. This month Commander @ the Hackery said in their review on Amazon “At the price this machine really is superb value for money and it broke outside of it's warranty period I would happily buy another”.

Easy to Use

One person who purchased it thought it was easy to use.

Not Cordless

The VC2512L is not cordless, although it is worth noting that most of the other vacuum cleaners of a comparable spec and age to this vacuum are also not cordless.

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Released Over a Year Ago

It was October 2015 when this Makita vacuum cleaner was released.


Quite Quiet Noise Level

The average noise level of vacuums of this age and type is 76dB, and the noise levels range from 57dB to 89dB. At only 72 decibels, the VC2512L has a quite quiet noise level compared to most of the other comparable spec vacuum cleaners that have been around for around the same time as this vacuum.

If you would consider a vacuum with a louder noise level then you might want to look at the Miele Compact C2 PowerLine (75dB) which also has a higher rating.

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Packaging Content

Has a Hard Floor Brush

The Makita VC2512L has a hard floor brush. Most of the other vacuums of this type and age also have a hard floor brush.

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2,600 Watts Maximum Input Power

This is a 2,600 Watts vacuum.

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers makita vc2512l
Barcodes 00088381684774

Makita VC2512L Review Sources

To prepare this Makita VC2512L review we compared this vacuum cleaner to 1,851 other models. For each vacuum cleaner that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 142,696 product attributes, 28,888 vacuum cleaner reviews and 2,635,200 historical vacuum cleaner prices from 210 vacuum cleaner retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this vacuum cleaner compared to the other models as well as any areas where this vacuum cleaner is lacking.

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