vacuum recomendations

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by JimLoskot, 28 Feb 2012.

  1. JimLoskot

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    After hammering our upright vacuum for years with cleaning up after DIY, I've finally decided to get a cylinder vacuum cleaner justfor cleaning up after diy and for attatching to power tools to (and for cleaning the car).
    I haven't done much research but was looking at something like a numatic henry. Is this the vacuum for me or are there other worth considering as well?
    Cheers
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    Henry all the way!

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    thanks
    just been reading a load of reviews and am concerned at how we have managed to get by without one for so long?
    Getting one ordered tonight I think
     
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    £100 from staples
     
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    Henry all the way

    I had one provided by the company I used to work for and it got absoloutely horrendously abused, but it just kept going and going well.

    I can't praise them enough.

    Empty it and give the filter a couple of whacks against a wall to knock all of the dust out of it as soon as you notice any loss of suction. This can happen quite quickly if you're vacking up fine dust.
     
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    £85 from dixons
     
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    Get one of these, http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/215735 had one for about 6 years, gets regular abuse and it does wet as well, use it with the proper filter shown on the same page.
     
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    was just about to purchase a Henry when I've seen that the Charles isn't that much more expensive and is a wet and dry. Is it worth paying a little more for the wet and dry?
    does anyone have the wet & dry and nexer use the wet part or just got the dry only and wishes they got the wet&dry?
     
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    I have the blue Charles, it was on offer a B&Q a while back, down from £137 to £70, couldn't walk away from that so bought one, same suction as a Henry but with wet capability too, i use it bag less for sucking up broken toughened glass, its a beast
     
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    Henry in the house and Charles in the workshop
     
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    Can recommend Henry and all of his other smiley friends
     
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    Tesco thinghy-majiggery for £19.99 a few years back.
    Picks up everything, small bag but reusable so no expense.
    Will be a shame when it packs up as its powerful enough and takes up no room really in the car.
     
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    Henry Henry Henry - any day of the week - mine knocks the socks off the wife's Dyson (which she claims "doesn't lose suction" but later admits "if you clean the filter etc regularly)
     
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    Pretty sure you can get Henry in 110v too? Might get one myself, could come in handy when doing odd jobs.
     
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    Yes, we sometimes hire a 110v version from the local tool hire shop. I've never seen them for sale but sure you could get one with some looking around on the internet?
     

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