Makita Gas Powered Vacuum Pail


  • Makita 4-cycle gas engine

  • 230 CFM airflow and up to 15 inches of water suction

  • 7 gallon steel pail provides full 6 gallon capacity

  • High efficiency 2 inch steel tangential inlet with 2-1/2″ hose adapter.

  • Easy to use UN Lever Lock Ring firmly holds lid on


This Makita Gas Powered Vacuum Pail is built around a 7 gallon Steel Pail Filter Separator.

This is the most efficient Makita Gas Powered Vacuum available.  This affordable steel lid filter design includes a Ridgid shop vacuum filter holder that uses standard Ridgid shop vacuum filters. In addition, the pail includes an efficient tangential filter separator inlet with a standard 2-1/2 inch vacuum hose adapter. The pail is made of high strength steel, is light weight, portable and very easy to use. This unit includes 8 feet of low loss 2-1/2 inch hose and is ready to go.

The 4-cycle Makita engine requires engine oil and gasoline to operate, however, it does not require a mixture of oil and gas like louder 2-cycle engines. This reliable engine will generate 230 CFM of air flow and will pull up to 15 inches of water vacuum.  The lid with a gasket O-ring seal uses a Ricke clamp ring that provides a tight vacuum seal.  What is even better, the clamp ring is easy to remove for emptying the steel pail. Should you be more interested in a plastic bucket, see the Makita Gasoline Powered Vacuum Filter Bucket

Makita Gas Powered Vacuum Pail on 7 gallon Steel Pail with a Tangential inlet and internal filter assembly that uses standard Ridgid shop vac filters.

This Makita Gas Powered Vacuum Pail is shown with the 7 gallon steel pail, lever lock ring clamp and Ridgid shop vac filter.

UN Rieke Lever Lock Ring Clamp for 7 gallon steel pail

The Makita Gasoline Powered Vacuum Pail includes a tangential side inlet for high efficiency separation.

The tangential side inlet port with 2-1/2 inch hose adapter provides low loss high efficiency particle separation that protects the filter and reduces filter cleaning.

Gas Powered Vacuum Tangential Inlet Port

As a result of good engineering, the Tangential inlet to this Gas Powered Vacuum provides high efficiency cyclonic separation that saves filter wear.   Therefore, just hook your vacuum hose to the inlet and you have a powerful high efficiency vacuum.  Because of the high efficiency inlet, this Gas Powered Vacuum  can be used without the filter when the material is less dusty.  This vacuum will easily clean dirt out of a 4-5 foot post hole.

The included low loss vacuum hose attaches to the tangential inlet port made for standard 2-1/2″ hose.  This system includes 8 feet of commercial grade low loss vacuum hose with perfect fitting hard hose cuffs.

Tangential Separator 7 Gallon Steel Pail inside view showing tangential inlet

Phenolic Coating for moisture resistance

Our Gas Powered Vacuum Filter Pails include the best coating available for moisture resistance without going to expensive powder coating.  The inside of this pail will provide good durability with normal usage.


The Tangential Filer Separator 7 Gallon Steel Pail has a sturdy, high efficiency, 2″ steel tube, tangential side mounted inlet port.

Another Option: Turn your Makita Gas Powered Vacuum Pail into a wet/dry vacuum filter pail by just replacing the lid.

Now you can use your tangential filter pail with your regular shop vacuum or with your built in vacuum system.  Just purchase a a filter lid and you are ready to go.




7 gallon steel pail with tangential Filter Separator 7 Gallon Steel Pail components

A result of engineering design, our filter buckets include a wet/dry filter holder with float assembly

The filters are easy to replace over the float assembly which shuts off when water level reaches the float.   This prevents water from carrying over to your shop vacuum.

Tangential Filter Separator 7 Gallon Steel Pail components with Wet-Dry Filter Assembly shown

This Gas Powered Vacuum comes with 8 feet of low loss vacuum hose

Cat 6 Tools keeps its eye on performance, therefore we include 8 feet of low loss 2″ vacuum hose to hook to your shop vacuum.  As a result of engineering design this hose is a direct replacement for standard 2-1/2 inch shop vacuum hose. This low loss hose increase system performance by 20% over standard shop vacuum hose.

Our hose comes with hard hose cuffs that have a slip fit over 2″ steel tubing resulting in ideal connection for the Holey-Moley Digger suction tubes.  We have additional low loss hose so you can replace your standard shop vacuum hose.  Yes, these hose cuffs will also fit your shop vacuum 2-1/2″ inlet port.


8 feet of 2-inch low loss commercial grade vacuum hose with hard hose cuffs. Fits any Shop Vacuum 2-1/2″ hose fitting. 2″ ID smooth bore, 2-1/2″ OD

Because customers asked for it, our Gas Powered Vacuums use standard Ridgid vacuum filters

There are a number of filters available for this Tangential Filter Separator 7 Gallon Steel Pail making it one of the most versatile filter buckets available:

  1. VF4000 1-Layer Pleated Every Day Dirt 
  2. VF5000 3-Layer Fine Dust Filter 
  3. VF6000 5-Layer HEPA Media Filter 
  4. VF7000 Foam Wet Application Filter
Tangential Filter Separator Bucket Accommodates Ridgid and CleanStream filters.

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Henderson, NV

Additional information

Weight 20 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 18 × 36 in


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