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Vacuum cleaner - any recommendations for a really good one?

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Rollerball, 23 Oct 2021.

  1. HERTS P&D

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    You could always buy one for xmas:


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  3. JohnD

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    perhaps the wife takes henry and goes without telling you.
     
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  4. JobAndKnock

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    Should have got yourself a Hetty instead...

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    Until recently we had 3 dogs. Our Miele Cat and Dog model was ideal.

    It had a charcoal filter which did need to be replaced from time to time but when working properly it worked well at masking wet dog smells. Each time you purchase a box of bags, you get a free cloth filter.

    The rotary head spins as the air is sucked through it. Prior to the Miele, I had an AEG Vampre, the rotary head had its own motor. In that respect, the AEG was better but it did make wand and head heavier. Overall, I would rate the Miele higher.

    Personally, I have never used a bagless cleaner that impressed me. I have used several Dysons and cheaper models over the years. They all seem to struggle if used anywhere any kind of DIY dust, eg the dust from drilling a couple of 6mm holes in brick. I appreciate that they aren't designed to do that but a bagged cleaner is unlikely to enter terminal decline after sucking up such dust once every blue moon.
     
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    Still have an AEG Vampyr here. Excellent machine though very old now and relegated to the garage for car-cleaning duties.

    The motorised head went wrong, somehow.
     
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    I have a few Festool dust extractors, including the older Midi model. They are not supplied with any attachments. The Miele wands will however fit. The bags are much larger than the Miele bags but don't forget that as the bag fills up, the cleaner becomes more heavy.

    When it comes down to it, any cleaner with a decent cloth bag (not paper) should suffice. A rotary head will help to pick up the hairs but you can buy those elsewhere.
     
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    Yeah, the motorised head on mine failed. It uses a copper ring at the end of the hose Where it meets the wand. My copper ring split. I might still have some bags if you want them (original but paper). I may have thrown them out, if not you can have them once I get a chance to pop down to a post office.

    BTW, thank you for spelling it correctly.
     
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    that's a very kind offer, thank you very much. I'll reimburse postage.
     
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    We still have a Kirby Heritage II here, with the full kit of extras and almost unused since it was bought. It is a great machine, but proved too heavy for my partner to manage and was soon relegated to the under stair's cupboard. It cost a small fortune, too heavy for us now - I really ought to see if I can sell it on, maybe to a collector.
     
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    The Festool is designed, and more suitable, for a workshop environment than as a household cleaner.
    The Henry/Henrietta has a circular cloth filter to protect the motor from dust ingress and paper bags but I have dispensed with the paper bag and just let it go direct into the drum. Downside is the cloth filter get clogged a bit more often but as she, (Henrietta), is used in my shed for cleaning down machines/benches I can deal with it.
     
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    Same here. It is just the workshop, car and caravan vac..
     
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    Henry every time. Worth considering getting a robot vac as well which will keep the general dust levels down. We've got a Eufy 30C which does very well with dust and pet hair, and a Henry to do the heavy lifting
     
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    will probably pick up small dogs and as well......

     
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    We have a working cocker and they rarely shed hair, if at all but if we have my mums Shih-tzu round at a quarter of the size, there's hair everywhere. For the daily vacuum we have a Dyson V10 cordless but at weekends when we might have other dogs in the house, Mrs Mottie has a Miele S8 Cat&Dog vacuum. Our Henry was brilliant but we gave it to our daughter when we got the Miele but I do use a Henry in work. Bagged ones with filters are the way to go but stay away from the rotating brush head types as they clog up with hairs.
     
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    Will check this weekend. Now that I have made the offer, I really hope I didn't throw them out when I threw out the Vampyr.
     
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