Cordless vacuums come in all shapes and sizes, and no one vacuum is right for every application. If you're looking for a more compact vacuum, take a closer look at what the Flex 24V Cordless 1.6 Gallon Wet and Dry Vacuum Cleaner (FX5221-Z) has to offer.
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- 41 cubic meters
- 42 inches of water liters
- Two Power Modes
- Backflow Filter Cleaning
- Compatible with all Flex 24V batteries
- Washable HEPA filter
What caught our eyes was that Flex's hydraulic lift was breaking out of this vacuum. The CFM is right in the range of what we would expect from a compact vacuum. On the other hand, we typically see water lift values in the 25 to 30 inch range, and the Flex is 40 percent above the upper limit. What this means for you is that you can pick up heavier debris that a similarly sized vacuum might leave behind.
There are two power settings. Most of the time, high is the way to go. Use Low Power Mode when the mess is lighter and you want more battery runtime.
There is also a reverse flow function. If you feel the suction power start to drop, reverse the flow to remove debris from the HEPA filter. It is washable when the filter needs to be thoroughly cleaned.
Flex 24V Cordless 1.6 Gallon Compact Wet and Dry Vacuum Design
- 1.6 gallon dry collection
- 0.8 gallon wet collection
- 1 1/4" x 6' hose
- Onboard hose and accessory storage
- Dust bags available for canisters
Even though the title gives it away, it's still worth mentioning that this vacuum has a dry capacity of 1.6 gallons. If you're cleaning up wet messes, it goes down to 0.8 gallons.
Some compact vacuums make storage a bit tricky because you can't store everything onboard. But that's not the case with Flex. Both the hose and nozzle are stored on the vacuum so they are always at hand when you need them.
- Bare Metal for only $119.00
- Lifetime warranty if registered before 12/31/23
You can buy the Flex 24V Cordless 1/6 Gallon Wet and Dry Vacuum as a bare-bones unit at your favorite retailer for $119.00. It comes with an 8' hose, 1 1/4" to 1 1/2" hose adapter, round brush, utility brush, crevice nozzle, washable HEPA filter, and carrying strap.
As we write this, there aren't any kit options. However, Flex did announce that its lifetime warranty program is being extended. Simply register your purchase by 12/31/23 and the Flex's standard 5 year warranty will be extended for life.
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