Black & Decker® Launches Cordless Pivot Vac™

Redesigned yet with the same suction power as Black & Decker's original Pivot Vac

Jun 17, 2010, 09:30 ET from Black & Decker

TOWSON, Md., June 17 /PRNewswire/ -- The 18V Pivot Vac first entered the market in 2006 with an innovative design and long lasting suction power.  Today, the redesigned Pivot Vac (PHV1810) is more compact, quieter and easier to clean than Black & Decker's original, powerful hand vac.

The redesigned 18V model offers the same long-lasting suction power that the original Pivot Vac is known for, along with features created as a result of consumer feedback.  Designed to meet consumer demand, the translucent, bagless dirt bowl has 42 percent more capacity than the original Pivot Vac and offers two ways to empty debris.  The side door function is available for dumping dirt that is gathered by quick cleanup jobs thanks to its easy access and fast removal.  In addition, users also have the option to simply eject the entire bowl from the unit and wash it for thorough cleaning. Equipped with on-board accessories, the Pivot Vac has no loose items to misplace.  Users can simply flip up the brush to clean upholstery or extend the crevice to access tight spaces.

The secret to the Pivot Vac's power is its high performance motor, 18 volt battery, and cyclonic action that work simultaneously to provide superior suction capability when compared to other Black & Decker cordless hand vacs.  The cyclonic action spins dust and debris away from the filter keeping suction power strong. Additionally, a 3-stage filtration system with a pleated filter design offers Black & Decker's most premium level of filtration to help prevent clogs and improve air exhaust.

The innovative, exclusive nozzle design pivots to access dirt at most angles.  Clean on top of shelves, under couches, and even in the confined spaces of your car. After use, the Pivot Vac folds in half for compact storage and easy portability.

Black & Decker's redesigned 18V Pivot Vac is backed by a two-year warranty, and will be available at major retail stores nationwide.  Prices vary per model.


  • Smaller, quieter and easier to clean than Black & Decker's original Pivot Vac, but with the same suction power
  • Patented nozzle design pivots to access tight spots from any angle
  • 18 volts of power and a high performance motor
  • On-board brush and extendable crevice tool
  • Removable, washable dirt bowl and filter for easy cleanup
  • Holds 42 percent more dirt and debris than Black & Decker's original Pivot Vac
  • 3-Stage filtration with pleated filter design provides Black & Decker's highest level of filtration to help prevent clogs and improve air exhaust
  • Filter flicker loosens embedded debris from filter to improve suction power

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