Makita DCL180Z

Makita DCL180Z


20 reviews · Statistics

80% · 164 · 20%

Product is used
  • Daily (3)
  • Several times a week (6)
  • Rarely (1)
Pet OwnerYes (4) · No (6)
Build Quality
3.6 (9)
Value for Money
3.4 (10)
Ease of Use
3.9 (9)
Cleaning & Maintenance
3.7 (9)
Noise Level
3.1 (10)
Battery Life
4.3 (8)
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20 reviews

Bitterly Disappointed long Term customer

I have used the Makita vacuums for YEARS. I loved them and have recommended to hundreds of people. I have repurchased quite a few times. This most recent however is absolutely useless and I HATE it. It’s so weak things just fall out the pipe. It doesn’t get anything in corners or edges. Sweeping is a much faster efficient option. I’m just so so disappointed after all these years and the amount of people I’ve sent to buy one!! Show details
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RoachyChristchurch133 posts

This is a toy

I returned this stick Vacc the same day because…. (1) Stick is too short (made for dwarfs). 2) Dust chamber is too small & filter is hard to clean, manually have to remove dust/debris. (3) No good on carpet as after a few minutes of use it doesn’t suck well. (4) Foot is too small & gets extremely dirty. (5) Expensive for what it is, there are better sticks on the market for cheaper. (6) No good for car use as it doesn’t perform well on carpet. (7) Better to stick to a big shop vac for a work space eg: garage (hard floors) as dust chamber is far too small & will not cope with extreme cleans (saw dust etc) Show details
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Dan Johnson
Dan JohnsonQLDSunshine Coast, QLD262 posts

Great replacement for a stick vacuum

Mine has been going for years, and because I have several Makita batteries, I never run out of power. This can do the same job as a $800 Dyson for a fraction of the price, and without the battery run-time problems. Show details
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gazzSAMetropolitan Adelaide, SA2 posts

Great portable vac

Great little portable 18v vacuum for that quick tidy up after doing a bit of drilling or cutting in the workshop or around the home easy to use and store  Show details
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Samuel T.
Samuel T.QLDFar North Queensland, QLD

Very satisfying

I just popped the cherry on my brand spanking new Makita Cordless Cleaner. Great suction, very satisfied, I finished in record time which was lucky because it did flatten the battery a fair bit. Show details
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RobWynyard2 posts

weak low quality plastic

only been used for one week . brought because of makita name. plastic barell has cracked where the nozzle fits . very weak suction .brought to vac floor of 17 ft caravan. i dont think there is much quailiy in the plastic Show details
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Michael012Melbourne98 posts

Very pleased so far

We have been using Makita cordless 'dust buster' units for around the house over many years. Bought this unit about 12 months ago and performance has been great. Easy to use and effective at small clean ups. Also easier to empty the dust bag than on previous models. Noise level reasonable. Battery recharging only takes about 20 min once a week. Very pleased so far! Show details
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Smoking Bristles
Smoking BristlesVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC2 posts

Great for price range

I’ve only had this for a few months but it was exactly what I was looking for. I’m a painter by trade and needed something compact for small clean ups. I use Makita tools and already own a few batteries. My batteries are 18v 5.0Ah and I can do a quick vacuum lap of my 4bdrm house a few times over before I need to recharge. I use on both carpeted and non carpeted floors and does a great job. Show details
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DmytryVICGreater Melbourne (Outer), VIC7 posts

Nice small vac

I've been using this small wireless vacuum cleaner for a few month.
Bought it in Bunnings. I've chosen this model mainly because I use Makita LXT tools thus I've got a few batteries to use with this vac.
I use it mainly to clean up spots as it is too small to vacuum the whole house.
Use it mostly on hardwood floor, and also on rugs and tiles.
The vac is light but quite powerful.
I use 3ah batteries, and battery life is good.
Filters are easily cleaned with water and soap.
I highly recommend this product Show details
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dikdanx10 posts

Only lasted two years

I used it for all household cleaning up of small things like dust or crumbs. The cleaner started losing power after around 20 months after purchase. It's now around 28-30 months old and has very little suction. The recharge button is working fine. Not good value for money and have disposed of it for another model Show details
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StevenLVICGreater Melbourne (Metropolitan), VIC33 posts

Good stuff

I must have bought 3 or 4 cordless vacuum cleaners before I found this. Most of them are like toys-quite useless after several use as they lose suction power or effectiveness. Although not cheap, this vacuum cleaner actually works-after 6 months it still works like new.Bought it online from someone who bought several units for a business that did not materialise.

This vacuum cleaner is superb for cleaning cars and does not require charging until after 5-6 cleaning. It is bagless and the dust collector is easy to detach and clean

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zoeshipscatAU15 posts

Great little cordless vacuum

This little battery powered vacuum stronger than you would expect and perfect for my tiled floors and mats. It is light and easy to use to remove the odd cobweb from walls and ceilings. It is super easy to empty. I would never go back to a heavy, awkward, unwieldy electric vac.

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TaffTasAU22 posts
DereckWAPerth, WA26 posts

Work very well, robust

This portable vacuum cleaner is very light, effective and easy to empty. No bags required. Battery lasts well. A friend has one and we saw how good it is, so bought one for ourselves. Good for vacuuming up the floor crumbs around the table after the kids have eaten. We still have the heavy plug-in Dyson for spring cleaning, but looks like the portable will be used 80% of the time.

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GordyNSWIllawarra, NSW9 posts

Questions & Answers


Does this make a good household vacuum? I have carpet and vinyl planking.

Patsy morgan
Patsy morgan

Have you got a DC18SD vacuum battery operated if so , how much

Meg R.
Meg R.

how many minuts use from full charge


The instruction manual says approx. 20 min continuous use from fully charged.

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CategoryStick & Cordless Vacuum Cleaners and Handheld Vacuum Cleaners
Price (RRP) $79
Bin Capacity0.65 L
HEPA FilterNo
Weight1.2 kg
Attachments Nozzle Assembly (T-nozzle), Sash Nozzle, Pipe, Sash Nozzle Holder
Power30 W
ManualDownload manual
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  • MPN: DCL180Z

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