makita dust extractor

The Makita dust extractor range is a popular choice with customers looking for an efficient dust extractor suitable for residential and commercial use. Makita have created a great range to choose from, with both L Class and M Class extraction options available.

We take a look at the two classes of Makita dust extractor and compare the models in the range.

Makita L Class vs. M Class dust extraction

Most customers tend to go for the L Class extractors, as they are suitable for most applications and provide better value. M Class is better suited for applications using hazardous materials that require a greater level of filtration.

Both classes meet health and safety guidelines for residential and commercial dust extraction.

L Class

  • Suitable for general work and most wet and dry applications
  • Not suitable for collecting asbestos or carcinogenic/ contaminated dusts
  • Removes 99% of dust with a limit value for occupational exposure > 1.0mg/m³

M Class

  • Meets health and safety standards for all wet and dry cleaning applications
  • Suitable for extraction of hazardous materials
  • Suitable for processes involving: brick, masonry, tile, gravel, wood, plastic, flint, quartz, containing sand, liquids materials
  • Removes 99.9% of dust with a limit value for occupational exposure > 0.1mg/m³

Makita Dust Extractor model comparison

Take a look below at the features of the most popular Makita dust extractor models…


VC2512L VC2012L VC3011L VC3012M VC3211M VC2201MX1/ VC2211MX1
Voltage: 240 V  110 V / 240 V  110 V / 240 V  110 V / 240 V  110 V / 240 V  110 V / 240 V
Class:  L Class  L Class  L Class  M Class  M Class  M Class
Volume:  25 L  20 L  30 L  30 L  32 L  22 L
Wet capacity:  18 L  12 L  23 L  19 L  27 L  17 L
Power take off:  No  240 V: 2000 W  240 V: 2000 W  240 V: 1800 W  240 V: 1900 W 110 V: 600 W  240 V: 1900 W
Weight:  7 Kg 8 Kg  11 Kg  10 Kg  17.6 Kg  16.3 Kg
 Self-cleaning function:  No  No  No  No  Yes  Yes

The question we get asked most is about power take off – the only makita dust extractors that feature 110v power take off are the VC3211M, VC1310L and VC4210M.

For any questions about the Makita dust extractor range and for help choosing the right one for you, visit us in store or give us a call on 01223 498700.