Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED Handheld Vacuum Cleaner

Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED Handheld Vacuum Cleaner is a very popular compact and lightweight, corded handheld vacuum cleaner designed for cleaning in emergencies and for small, regular cleanups.

Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED is powered by a long power cord ensuring long reach, while its compact design and strong suction help with the detailed cleaning even the most difficult to reach and clean areas at homes and apartments.

Published: August 17, 2020.

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Features and Specifications

Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED is a very compact and lightweight unit, being rated at 7 Amps(!) - such power creates excellent suction across its 1.5 inches wide cleaning path.

Unit is powered via 16 feet (~4.9 m) long power cord that is wrapped manually - due to its dimensions and simplicity of design, Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED doesn't feature automatic power cord rewind system.

Motor comes with a thermal protection system - if the air flow is decreased through the vacuum, so is the cooling of the motor. In order to protect the motor from damages, if the internal temperature of the motor goes up, the thermal protection system shuts off the motor.

If that happens, turn off the unit, unplug it from the wall and remove any blockages (empty the 0.45 liters large dust bin, check the air filter, etc.) and after 30 minutes of cooling down, thermal protection system resets itself automatically.

Thanks to the simplicity of design, quality of manufacture and thermal protection system, Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED comes with 3-year motor warranty.

Note: Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED is very simple to operate and maintain, but when it arrives, be sure to read the manual in order to get accustomed to your new vacuum cleaner.

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Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED weighs only 3.75 pounds (~1.7 kg), with physical dimensions (Depth x Height x Width) of 12 x 7 x 5 inches (~30.5 x 17.8 x 12.7 cm).

One of the interesting and very important features of this vacuum is 'Quick Flip' Crevice Tool - Crevice Tool is carried on top of the transparent dirt bin and if required, it can be deployed within seconds by flipping it forward. After using the Crevice Tool, it can be flipped backward in the stored position.

Other cleaning tools include flexible cleaning hose 2.5 feet (~76 cm) long and Dusting Brush.

Using 'Quick Flip' Crevice Tool and Dusting Brush (with or without the cleaning hose), the user may easily reach awkward areas and clean rather tough messes and types of dirt, including dust, sand, pebbles, etc.

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Unit controls are near its ergonomic handle and include the On/Off power button and dirt cup release button.

0.45 liters large dirt cup is transparent and allows the user to see the amount and type of vacuumed dirt.

Note: Older models of Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED handheld vacuum feature red colored dirt cup.

Dirt cup is large enough for quick cleanups. But, it is recommended to empty it after each use.

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Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED is intended for dry dirt only and its air filtration system is based on the mechanical air filter.

The air filter itself is washable and may be reused many times - whenever emptying the dirt cup, it is a good practice to tap it onto the hard surface in order to remove fine dust and other debris from its pleated surface and to rinse it periodically using plain water.

Also, after some time, the air filter should be replaced with a new one.

Note: never assemble the wet/moist air filter in the vacuum - it can damage the motor, rendering the warranty void.


Long Story Short: Dirt Devil Scorpion SD20005RED is a very popular and rather capable compact handheld vacuum cleaner.

If You are looking for a corded, handheld vacuum cleaner for quick cleanups and for cleaning in emergencies, consider this model.

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