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Friday, January 18, 2013

Makita Xtract Vac™ Jobsite Vacuum (model VC4710).

The new Xtract Vac™ is compatible with the full range of Makita concrete dust extraction solutions, including SDS-MAX hammer attachments (above).

More woodworking means more dust, and the new Xtract Vac™ is engineered to work with planers, plate joiners, routers, sanders, and miter saws.*


Wayne Hart
Communications Manager
Makita U.S.A.
(714) 522-8088 x 4410

(800) 4-MAKITA



New VC4710 combines more power and HEPA compatibility with less weight and less noise


La Mirada, CA– Makita, a worldwide manufacturer of technologically advanced power tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results, has released a new 12 gallon wet/dry vacuum, the Xtract Vac™ Jobsite Vacuum (model VC4710).

"Dust management is on the mind of the pro contractor, and there is a growing demand for solutions to reduce the amount of concrete and wood dust on jobsites and in workshops," said Adam Livingston, Product Manager, Commercial Products. "Makita is an innovator in the category and we have been steadily growing our line-up of dust collection accessories for use on rotary hammers and grinders. The new Makita Xtract Vac™ is at the center of our growing dust collection system, and with an extensive range of features the VC4710 is the top performer in the jobsite vacuum category. This is a best-in-class solution for dust extraction in concrete and woodworking applications."
Power and Performance with Less Noise and Less Weight
The new VC4710 is powered by a 12 AMP motor that generates 135 CFM of suction power and 92" of water lift to take on the most challenging applications. Jobsite research indicates that contractors clearly desire a jobsite vacuum that combines power with less noise and less weight with a smaller footprint, particularly for indoor and room-to-room applications. Makita responded with a vacuum motor chamber constructed of quality sound-absorbing materials, delivering an operating sound level of only 59 dB(A). In addition, precision lightweight motor components and more efficient air ducting allowed engineers to reduce the weight to only 27 lbs. For improved stability, the VC4710 has wide-set urethane rear wheels and enlarged steel caster front wheels to create a lower center of gravity for improved stability and easier movement.
On-Board Tool-Activated Outlet, Automatic Filter-Cleaning System
The Xtract Vac™ includes an on-board tool-activated outlet that starts and stops the vacuum with power tool usage. The VC4710 also features an Automatic Filter Cleaning System with blow-back feature, which is timed at set intervals to maintain filter performance (see video below).

"Filter replacement is the number one maintenance cost associated with jobsite vacuums," said Livingston. "Other vacuums have less efficient shaker or pulse filter cleaning systems. The blow-back process in our Xtract Vac™ is set at timed intervals and is achieved with a rocker valve, which isolates reverse air flow through each filter separately. The result is a more efficient filter cleaning system that does not interrupt vacuum suction."
Efficient Main Filters with Optional HEPA Filters for Improved Dust Collection
The VC4710 features two flat main Nano filters engineered to maximize the container volume and improve efficiency, while capturing 99.95% of particles size 2 microns and larger. The optional Certified HEPA main filter captures 99.97% of particles size .3 microns and larger, which meets or exceeds the Department of Energy’s standard for HEPA filters. Included standard is a 1-3/8" x 16’ Anti-Static Hose, which is ideal for woodworkers in a shop environment.  See below for videos focused on masonry and woodworking applications.

More Dust Extraction Solutions
The new Xtract Vac™ is engineered to work with Makita’s growing line-up of concrete dust extraction attachments including grinder shrouds for surfacing and cutting, attachments for rotary hammers, and additional concrete tools. The Xtract Vac™ is also ideal for a full range of woodworking applications and will work with miter saws, planers, plate joiners, routers, and sanders (*attachments and adaptors may be required, refer to each tool’s instruction manual).  For more on the new VC4710, go to

Xtract Vac™
Air flow rate
135 CFM
Power consumption
840 / 1,440 watts
Static water lift
Working sound level
59 dB(A)
Equipped filter surface area
2 x 1.62 ft²
Equipped filter efficiency
99.95% of particles size 2 microns and larger
Peak Horsepower
4 HP
Gross container size
12 gal.
Dry capacity
9 gal.
Wet capacity
8 gal.
Net Weight
27 lbs.
Vacuum, main flat Nano filters, fleece Nano filter bag, disposal bag, 1-3/8" x 16’ anti-static hose, crevice nozzle, cuff adapter.
Optional Accessories
Main flat HEPA filter (pair), main Nano filters (pair), fleece Nano filter bag, disposal bag, 1" x 11-1/2" anti-static hose, main adapter, flooring set
About Makita U.S.A.
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial quality power tools and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita utilizes leading-edge technology and innovation to engineer tools that are more compact with less weight yet deliver industrial strength power and results. Makita’s extensive line of cordless lithium-ion tools includes 18V LXT® Lithium-Ion, 18V Compact Lithium-Ion®, and 12V max Lithium-Ion. Other best-in-class products include rotary and demolition hammers and saws equipped with Anti-Vibration Technology™ (AVT™), 4-Cycle outdoor power equipment, Super Joint System (SJS) grinders, miter saws engineered with Deep and Exact Cutting Technology (DXT), and more. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network located throughout the U.S. For more information, please call 800/4-MAKITA (800/462-5482) or visit the website at You can follow Makita at,, and The Makita Teal color is the trade dress of Makita Corporation and is protected under common law and registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. Makita is Best in Class Engineering.


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