Good Vacuum But a One-Trick Pony
This vacuum is definitely lightweight and very easy to maneuver, has superb suction and it does feel like it is self-propelled on carpets. However, be aware that it is not multi-purpose - while it does really well on both carpet and hard floors (wood, tile, etc.), it is not made (i.e., no accessory tools) to accommodate other cleaning tasks such as steps, blinds, vents, upholstery, and nooks created by immovable objects such as bathroom sink and toilets, cabinets, posts and other floor-mounted
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structures. Given it's single purpose function, I don't know that I would pay it's full retail price (I purchased it online thru a Home Depot one-day discounted special buy).
This is a terrific vacuum for hardwood
I did a lot of research on vacuums before trying the Oreck Mag. RS. One reviewer said it was not good on wood floors; however, I think otherwise. I have mostly wood floors, with some ceramic and carpets, and this machine is terrific! It is powerful, lightweight, swivels around flexibly. I gave it 4 stars for value because the price is a bit high, but honestly, for this vacuum, it is worth it. Recommended highly.
This review was originally posted to oreck.com.