The Ryobi cordless Wet/Dry
vacuum proved very handy a couple of days ago in cleaning the car at home. You know, wash the car in the driveway, then pull out the floor mats and vacuum the carpet. Now, at the car wash you run around like wild, trying to not waste the quarters you fed into the vacuum. At home, no quarters but the vacuum frequently gets hung up by the cord getting trapped under a tire because you very much have to move about to reach everywhere. With the cordless vacuum that just will not happen. Also, no frayed cord dragging across wet ground threatening to light you up. Anyway, this vacuum has other virtues, too. A low center of gravity for instance, large side wheels that refuse to get hung up on any obstacles, casters front and rear, more carry handles than you have hands, the vacuum hose latches into place so you cannot pull it out by accident, clever onboard elastic tool storage. In use, the Hose Deck becomes the obvious place to hold whatever tool you don’t need in your hand this minute. The whole package is low profile so it will probably fit under some other tool in the garage or workshop. All that said, you may be running around the car like wild to get the carpet vacuumed before the battery is exhausted. The fix, of course, is a second battery because the charger will have the first one recharged almost faster than the second one can run down.