Greenworks 24V Cordless Stick Vacuum Offers Surprising Suction for the Price
Greenworks is best known for its lawn care equipment, and with the expansion of its 24V systems, it is moving into other home improvement areas. We got our hands on a Greenworks 24V Cordless Stick Vacuum to do some testing, and there was a lot to talk about.
- excellent suction
- High efficiency filter
- Easy-to-use controls and helpful feedback
- move around objects with ease
- Well-designed charging stand without removing the battery
- 2 USB-C ports on the battery
- available booth
- won't stand up by itself
- small tank capacity
Greenworks uses a 500 watt brushless motor that can produce up to 170 watts of suction. Those are some fancy numbers, but how does it compare to a high-end vacuum cleaner like the Dyson?
Compare that to Dyson's first-gen v8 Absolute ($399.99), which has 115 watts of operating power, and $150 more than Greenworks. If you want the latest version ($449.99), you can add another $50 to the price.
You can upgrade to the V10 Animal ($549.99), which has 150 watts. In fact, it's not until you step up to the $749.99 V15 system that the Dyson finally has more suction power (230 gas watts).
Other brands don't have as good air wattage ratings, making comparisons more difficult. That said, we've enjoyed working with models from Ryobi, HART, and others, and we're well aware that Greenworks is the strongest of them all.
With the included 4.0Ah battery in the kit, you can expect up to 45 minutes of run time on the lowest of the three settings. The China Open is about 17 minutes, and the High Open is about 10 minutes.
If you're like us and run on max mode a lot, having an extra battery on hand can really help when cleaning larger spaces.
Greenworks 24V Cordless Stick Vacuum Design
Greenworks uses a very useful control design. The trigger simply turns the vacuum on or off – you don't have to hold it down.
When you turn on the vacuum, the back briefly displays the battery's charge percentage, then changes to a runtime estimate depending on which mode you're in. The half-ring blue LED stays on to help you keep track of battery life.
To change modes, just touch the interface where you see the + indicator to cycle through the three modes.
Most chargers don't deserve their own section in reviews, but Greenworks' charging stand does. It's primarily designed to be wall-mounted, and the back plate comes off to make installation easier. Simply use a flathead screwdriver to lift the tab below the upper slot and the plate will slide down to release. There are only two screw holes and they are arranged vertically. This makes mounting the plate onto the studs easier.
You can set up the vacuum directly on the charger without removing the battery. The 3 contacts on the charger touch the matching contacts on the vacuum handle to establish a connection. This is a super handy feature that we wish all stick vacuums had.
There's also an active battery slot on the side to charge an extra battery.
Below the dock, there is another slot. This is the optional vacuum stand if you don't want to attach the dock to the wall.
Tanks and Filters
The jar holds approximately 2 cups of dry crumbs, and you should plan to empty it after each use. This is a simple operation. Press the release button on the shaft (just below the "brushless") and the can tilts outward. Twist to unlock and it's vacuum free.
Alternatively, you can remove the shaft and simply press the release button on the bottom of the canister for quicker emptying.
Greenworks has equipped this vacuum with a true HEPA filter. It is washable, reusable and replaceable in due course.
Like many vacuums, the Greenworks includes an accessory clip that mounts to the shaft. Unlike most cases, you can place two accessories on it – one facing up and the other facing down. They snap into place, so you don't have to worry about any of them falling out while you work.
- Detachable shaft converts unit into a handheld vacuum cleaner
- 5 floor LED lights
- 30 minutes to charge
- Battery built-in 2 USB-C ports
- Weighs 6.9 lbs including battery, shaft and floor nozzle
Greenworks 24V Cordless Stick Vacuum Price
There are a variety of Greenworks Stick Vacuum configurations to choose from. For starters, you can opt for the vac's white/gray color scheme for this review, or the green/black exterior. Personally, we prefer the white look, but that's just a preference.
There are also two different kits. The more basic of the two includes the vacuum cleaner, electric floor brush, 2-in-1 round brush, soft bristle brush, crevice tool, accessory clip, 4.0Ah battery, and charging station for $259.99.
A second bundle option adds a second 4.0Ah battery and charging stand for $349.99. The stand is nice if you don't want to mount the charger to the wall, and a spare battery is always handy, especially if you're adding more Greenworks 24V products to your home.
the bottom line
Where other power tool brands have entered the stick vacuum market well, Greenworks has set the bar even higher. Its excellent suction and high-tech design set it apart from competitors while maintaining a more attractive price tag than premium brands such as Dyson.
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Greenworks 24V Cordless Vacuum Specifications
- Model: Greenworks 4707102
- Power supply: Greenworks 24V battery
- Motor: 500W brushless
- Filter: HEPA
- Suction Power: 170 gas watts
- Weight: 6.9 lbs including shaft, floor nozzle and batteries