Our Verdict: The Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA is a powerful wet and dry vacuum that’s great for dust extraction and tough cleaning jobs. We think the Einhell provides excellent value for money and is perfect for workshops, liquid spills, or outdoor jobs. It’s probably too powerful to use for everyday cleaning though. In particular, it’s hard to push on carpets as the floorhead is sucked into the carpet pile.
Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA
- Very powerful suction from the 1500W motor
- Huge capacity means you probably won’t need to empty it during a cleaning job
- Onboard power outlet for connecting with power tools makes it a great choice for workshops
- Great as a DIY vacuum cleaner
- Often too powerful for carpets as it becomes difficult to push
- Low build quality that feels cheap and weak
- Poor quality accessories
The Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA wet and dry vacuum cleaner is best described as a “no nonsense” vac. With its functional design, this isn’t a vacuum that’s going to let you down when you need it most.
The machine has been built to withstand heavy usage and comes equipped with a powerful 1500W motor. It’s also capable of sucking up large amounts of liquid with its 30-litre capacity, and has a system for synchronising with a power tool to be used as a dust extractor.
We think the Einhell provides great performance considering the low cost. It’s hard to beat in this price range – especially if you need a vacuum that can link with your power tools. With that said, it’s a large and bulky vacuum that lacks the convenience features of pricier models.
But how does the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA compare to other wet and dry vacuums? And how does it perform when tackling various cleaning tasks? Keep reading our review to find out!
Overview of Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA Features
- Powerful 1500W wet and dry vacuum that’s designed for both home and workshop use
- Large 30 litre vessel made from stainless steel
- Drainage screw for easy emptying
- Power take off system and auto power-off system for working with power tools
- On-board bracket for accessories
- Blow adapter is also included
In-Depth Look at the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA Wet and Dry Vacuum
Appearance, Features and Design
We think the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA is a surprisingly stylish model, with its bright red top and stainless steel vessel helping to make it stand out from other wet and dry vacuums. It also looks more like a professional vacuum than the Numatic Charles.
Let’s be honest though – the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA isn’t built for its looks. Instead, Einhell has focused on building a robust wet and dry vacuum that’s suitable for use in both a workshop and a home. In that respect, they have succeeded – and it’s even backed by a two-year guarantee in the unlikely case something goes wrong.
Of course, the large capacity and steel drum design mean that it’s quite a bulky vacuum cleaner. Make sure you keep in mind the size for both where you want to use the vacuum and where it’s going to be stored.
One of our biggest complains about this vacuum is the length of the power cord. It’s much shorter than most competing models, so you’ll almost always need to use it with an extension lead (or change sockets regularly).
We also think it’s a shame that the vacuum only has two castors, along with two fixed wheels. We tend to find that vacuums with more castors are easier to manoeuvre around the home.
Additionally, the build quality also generally feels cheap and lacking substance. It’s fine for a DIY vacuum cleaner, but we don’t think it’s durable enough for commercial use.
On the plus side, Einhell has included a cable holder with this model. This is a simple feature, but is something that many budget vacuums lack.
Suction Power and Cleaning Performance
With a 1500W motor, the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA doesn’t lack suction power when cleaning dry materials or liquids. It’s capable of sucking up everything from fine dust to larger debris (such as rubble), making it a versatile choice. We also think it’s a useful choice for cleaning car interiors and is great for removing liquids from carpets.
The suction power is also enough for the vacuum to be used as a dust extractor. If you’re using a power tool such as a mitre saw or drill, the vacuum can be used to remove dust or wood chips from the air (more on this a little later).
A downside of the excellent suction is that it can be difficult to push on carpets. We found the floorhead tends to be sucked down into the fibres, which is something to keep in mind if you’re buying this vacuum for carpet cleaning.
Still, it provides strong floor cleaning performance, while having enough power to tackle liquid spills. We just don’t recommend it as an everyday vacuum.
Both a standard filter and foam filter are included with the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA, along with a paper bag. It can be used without bags, although we always recommend using bags when cleaning dust for greater efficiency and to prevent allergens from escaping.
A downside is that the filters seem to get clogged relatively quickly. When this happens, the vacuum noticeably loses suction power, so you’ll need to clean them regularly.
You need to switch the filters when moving from dry debris to liquid spills. There’s a pleated filter for fluids, and it’s important to use this whenever you’re tackling a spill. While most of the wet and dry vacuums we’ve reviewed have a similar system, we prefer models that can handle both dry and liquid tasks without changing filter.
There’s also no HEPA filter included with the Einhell. If you suffer from allergies, it’s probably a good idea to look for a vacuum with better filtration. The Einhell’s filters are also not designed to tackle potentially hazardous material – you’ll need industrial-quality filters for that.
With its 30 litre stainless steel vessel. the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA has one of the largest capacities we’ve seen from any vacuum. This means you’ll need to empty the vacuum much less often than other models. Even large models such as the Karcher WD3 have considerably smaller capacities.
Keep in mind that this is the size of the vessel though. The actual dirt and liquid capacity are lower than 30 litres, but the Einhell still provides plenty of space. This is essential for a workshop vacuum, as it can be frustrating to need to empty smaller vacuums multiple times during a session.
Importantly, there is a valve at the bottom of the vessel for emptying the vessel of liquid. We think this is vital, as carrying that many litres of water isn’t easy!
Power Tool Synchronisation
One of our favourite features of the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA is that it can be synchronised with a power tool. This means the vacuum turns on when the power tool starts, and switches off automatically around 5 seconds after the power tool is turned off.
While this isn’t a unique feature, it’s impressive that the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA includes it considering the low price. If you have a workshop with a table saw or router table, the vacuum could be an excellent option for a budget dust extractor.
One of the reasons we’ve rated the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA wet and dry vacuum cleaner so highly is because it provides excellent value for money. You can often find deals for the model costing less than £100, and at this price it’s a fantastic option for a workshop or versatile home cleaner.
There are nine accessories included with the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA. These include an insert for carpets, an upholstery nozzle and a crevice tool. The accessory set also includes a blow adapter.
While there’s nothing wrong with these tools, we don’t think they match the quality of the rest of the vacuum cleaner. We also wish the crevice tool was a bit longer, as it’s too short for getting into the tightest locations.
Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA Specification Table
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Frequently Asked Questions
Do You Need To Lift The Einhell To Empty It?
There is a drainage hole on the bottom of the vacuum, so you can empty liquids directly into a drain without lifting it. This is a really useful feature that makes the vacuum much more convenient for tackling liquid spills.
If you need a vacuum that can handle regular vacuuming, liquid spills and even function as a dust extractor, the Einhell TE-VC 1930 SA wet and dry vacuum could be the perfect option.
While it’s probably too powerful to be used as a regular home cleaner, it’s great if you have a workshop or want to use the vacuum outdoors. It’s not the most manoeuvrable or convenient vacuum, but this is to be expected from a relatively low-budget model.