DeWalt DC515 vs DC500
Here are some differences between DeWalt DC500 and DC515K/DC515B that may affect your buying decision.
The DeWalt DC515B and DC515K are the same vacuum, the only difference is that the DC515B is bare tool which means it does not come with battery nor charger whereas the DeWalt DC515K includes a 18-volt XRP Ni-Cad battery and one-hour Ni-Cad charger.
There are some big differences between DeWalt DC500 and DC515, such as power options, tank size, and cleaning modes.
The DC500 can be corded or cordless, it can run off 12V, 14.4V or 18V battery packs (not included) or 120V AC input whereas the DC515 can only be powered by 18V battery.
The DC515 holds 1/2-gallon whereas the DC500 has a much larger tank that can hold up to 2 gallons.
The DC500 works like a canister vacuum, it picks up via hose whereas the DC515 works like a handheld vacuum, it has 2 cleaning modes, its front utility nozzle allows you to hold it to vacuum with one hand. With the DC500, you are unable to carry it to do one hand cleaning. However, you can buy a shoulder strap for the DC500, it has hoops for shoulder strap.
The DC500 has a 5 ft. flexible rubber hose whereas the hose length on the DC515 is only 2.5 ft.
The DC500 can be used as a blower whereas the DC515 does not support.
The DC500 comes with a crevice tool and wide mouth nozzle whereas the DC515 does not include any tools. However, it has a built-in utility nozzle.
The DC500 is heavier.
Some similarities. Both of them are wet dry vacuum cleaners that are suitable for picking up both wet and dry messes; backed by 90 day money back guarantee, 1 year free service contract, 3 year limited warranty; feature washable Gore HEPA wet/dry filter.
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For those who are interested in these items, you can download manuals to learn more.
DeWalt DC515 Manual –
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