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Tony Read 228/08/2014 13:41:23
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Just as the EU are banning powerful vacuum cleaners mine decides its time to head off to vacuum heaven.

I've spent ages looking on the WWW for a suitable replacement but just when I think I've found a good'n I read a load of bad reviews from unknown people saying that it eats drive belts, the power lead is too short, the suction hose is not long enough, it falls apart etc etc.

So I wonder what real people are using? I'm looking for an upright bagless cleaner that wont break the bank. Would you recommend your cleaner?

Wingman28/08/2014 14:08:57
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I bought a Dyson and it stopped the annoying whine I was getting from SWMBO - worth every pennyangel

Pete B - Moderator28/08/2014 14:12:28
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It's not upright and it isn't bagless but I wouldn't be without my Henry.....

Sorry, Tony - not much help there!teeth 2

Pete

Levanter28/08/2014 15:27:07
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I have a tiny Siemens XS Dino vacuum but packs 2200 watts so it is really up the noses of the regulators. It has survived every imaginable mishap barring full scale immersion and still sucks like it wants to lift the floor tiles! It was quite expensive and that's the only advice I would give is not to buy cheap. With any luck it will then outlive the beaurocrats. (even the word is not in the spellcheck dictionary).

The other advantage is it is quite noisy so it is entirely evident to other occupants in the house that I am being a good boy.

Stevo28/08/2014 16:02:54
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Good grief... this forum gets better and better.. Discussing aerofoil sections, scale matters and AoA etc has nothing on this laugh

Oh and .... Dyson !

Martin Whybrow28/08/2014 16:27:55
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Posted by Levanter3 on 28/08/2014 15:27:07:

With any luck it will then outlive the beaurocrats. (even the word is not in the spellcheck dictionary).

It wouldn't be if you spell it like that wink

 

We have a Dyson and it sucks really well; the downside is that the dust capacity is very small and it has to be emptied very frequently. Don't bother with the Dyson service either, £50 to wash the filters!

Edited By Martin Whybrow on 28/08/2014 16:29:40

Prop Nut28/08/2014 16:34:48
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Got rid of our Dyson, too heavy to carry upstairs and expensive to fix. The repair man said he makes his living from mending Dysons and recommended we get a Panasonic. Never had a problem with it in almost twenty years.

Martian28/08/2014 16:46:13
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got a Dyson animal it,s very good but when the motor failed it was a real pig to fit a new one

john stones 128/08/2014 16:56:52
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Had the same Dyson donkeys years, I use it to pull carrots up in my garden when they're readywink never spent a penny on it apart from the odd belt, filters you just wash under the tap on mine, fantastic toolyes

John

Mark a28/08/2014 16:57:06
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We have tried various vacuums but the best so far by a mile is the good old Henry.

Dave Bran28/08/2014 17:09:02
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Many many years ago we had a cylinder cleaner made in communist East Germany.

It weighed a ton and had more power than any other vacuum I have ever experienced....... probably used the turbine from a MIG 15, least, it felt and sounded like it.

You could only run it for a few brief minutes as it got SO hot, but in that time you could do the whole house, just....

You then spent the next few minutes getting all the things it had grabbed back out of it, ornaments, rugs, the cat, etc, etc.

We now have an upright Bissell, which has a motor unit that separates to be hand held and do stairs, etc. VERY powerful, easy to use in either mode and bagless.

Model 3750-E

ken anderson.28/08/2014 17:17:46
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Mrs A...is the one for the dyson's.....last one she had lasted 7 years of front line duty...and we've just replaced it with its new equivalent a DC 25...comes with a 5 year parts/labour guarantee .........

ken Anderson...... ne..1 ..scullery dept.

Erfolg28/08/2014 18:05:55
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Although I can easily go into a rant about patents and Dyson, after having various vacuum cleaners from Hoover Senior, and still have an Hitachi, Meile.

We also have owned 3 Dysons, they are the best by a country mile (you do not need to know why we have 3).

I have used a Hotpoint cyclone cleaner (prior to a Dyson court action) which found them to be in breach of some Dyson patent, that also works well, though of course no longer available.

You may think I am a professional house cleaner, not true, more a house renovation operative (odd job man) in the recent past.embarrassed

Edited By Erfolg on 28/08/2014 18:06:41

roger graves28/08/2014 18:16:37
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+ 1 for Henry, the first versions of which are bagless.

NormB28/08/2014 18:33:28
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For domestic use we've had Dyson for many years - good performance and reliable.

Because I also do general woodworking with a router table, sanders, saws, biscuit jointer etc, I invested in a Trend T30AF vacuum extractor some 10+ years ago. It's great for use with power tools since it has a power take-off and so the tools can switch it on and off for you as you operate them. It's a great woodworkers / DIY ers 'shop vac' . It deals with bits of brick, plaster, screws and general building/decorating mess which you wouldn't want to ruin the domestic vac . Fine filtration down to 0.5 micron is available. It'll do liquids as well although I've never used it in that mode. A 3 metre hose and basic tools. And of course it's MINE !

When my kids were younger they christened it 'Baby Dalek' because it's squat and black...names stuck!smiley

Tim Mackey28/08/2014 18:38:45
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Posted by Martian on 28/08/2014 16:46:13:

got a Dyson animal it,s very good but when the motor failed it was a real pig to fit a new one

The clutch is no picnic either ;(

Good machine tho, had mine almost 15 years and still in regular use.

Cuban828/08/2014 19:05:58
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Take a look around warehouses, light industrial units and schools etc and you'll be guaranteed to find a Henry Vac. Nothing can touch them for simple rugged reliability. As a service engineer visiting such places, they were always to be seen......says it all really. I'm not going to say anything about the £200 Dyson that we had before our own 'Henry' as it still winds me up.angry 2

Edited By Cuban8 on 28/08/2014 19:06:42

Nigel Day28/08/2014 19:25:10
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Dyson here- and happy.

We've replaced hoses (the way we use them I think) and a couple of broken bits (our fault) but aside from washing the filters, It's just sucks. wink

john stones 128/08/2014 19:27:23
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Posted by Cuban8 on 28/08/2014 19:05:58:

Take a look around warehouses, light industrial units and schools etc and you'll be guaranteed to find a Henry Vac. Nothing can touch them for simple rugged reliability. As a service engineer visiting such places, they were always to be seen......says it all really. I'm not going to say anything about the £200 Dyson that we had before our own 'Henry' as it still winds me up.angry 2

Edited By Cuban8 on 28/08/2014 19:06:42

go and have a rant C8 get it off your chest teeth 2

John

Ronaldo28/08/2014 20:02:11
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I also have the Dyson Animal ... So powerful it's sucked up and, disposed of numerous nuisance cats in my garden over the years ..... ( don't worry animal lovers ... only joking! ) laugh

Had it for 10 + years now with no problems, as long as the filters are cleaned regularly.

Ronaldo

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