This little 500W hand vacuum/blower from the Metropolitan Vacuum Cleaner Company looks like a handy little tool to keep around the shop or garage for those quick pickup jobs where it take too much time to liberate your shop vac from its dust-collection duties. Best of all, it’s made right here in the USA.
Metropolitan manufactures the motor unit from steel and powder-coats it black. The 500W fan-enclosed motor pulls 4.5A at 110V, generates enough suction to lift 60″ of water, and can suck or blow 60 cubic feet per minute.
You’ll pay between $60 and $75 for their model VM1250 which includes the 3lb motor, five 2-ply paper bag filters, a shoulder strap, a 19″ flexible hose, a 20″ extension wand, and accessories like a dust brush, crevice tool, upholstery nozzle, and Magic Air inflator adapter.