This vacuum far exceeded our expectation and will no doubt last for a very long time. it is very quiet given its power and bag and water pick up are set up very easily.It is an investment rather than a disposalable cheap plastic vacuum.
We use HEPA vacuums on hospital projects and ours was stolen and we decided to get one of the Dustless Technologies as we had used their sanders in the past and they had worked well. The suction from this vacuum is adequate for sanding or hole cutting with a hole pro shield but it is not powerful enough to replace our Ridgid shop vac. Filters are also a bit outrageously priced at $140 or about 5x the average price for a HEPA vacuum filter. Over time this adds up to quite a bit extra expense. Pre-filters make a big difference in the life of a HEPA filter. It is a true HEPA vacuum and not a regular cannister vac with a HEPA type filter so it will meet the requirements of the new EPA RRP rule that goes into effect April 22, 2010. This new reg is likely to generate a lot of paranoia so I would not be surprised if clients with house built after 1978 start requesting a dustless installation. We had already been using hole pro hole cutter shields with both the adjustable hole cutters and with hole saws and we can attach them to a HEPA vacuum and get even more bang for our bucks. As expensive as the filters are I would recommend getting one of the Ridgid vacs for general wet/dry use and pulling out the HEPA vacuum on an as needed basis.
I got this for my son for Christmas anf he loves it
I purchased this vacuum based on other consumer reviews and have been happy with it thusfar. I downsized from a Dyson because of cat hair and hardwood floors, my previous vacuum seemed to just blow the hair and dust around versus picking it up. Love going back to a vacuum with bags and am grateful for the power and punch of my new machine.
So far I have used the Shop Vac to spot clean my rugs from kitty poo and food stains. I also used the detachable blower to quick start the drying process on the rug, and it worked GREAT! Later that day I used it to clean up some broken glass outside in the driveway. The wet filter is a breeze to clean, everything washed out very easily. I say anyone looking for a good shop vac and wants to keep cash in there pocket, this is the right machine. PS... Excellent tip for cleaning your rug, use color safe bleach and water. It works in your laundry and will work just as great on your rugs and fabric furniture. Rochelle
I've had the Hoover stick vacuum for about two weeks. I use it mainly to clean up cat litter, cat hair and crumbs in the kitchen. We have hardwood floors throughout and thus vacuum is great for day-to-day clean up. I generally use the max setting and have no problem with battery life. It is fairly lightweight and much easier to carry upstairs than a traditional upright.
I mainly use this vacuum as a means of dust collection in my shop. i have a small carpentry shop and this is a very cheap alternative to a large dust collector. for collecting sawdust from my machines, this works great. i have now purchased 5 of them as stationary dust collectors and they work great. *downsides* the only downsides to this shop vac that i have found is that due to the small hose size, things tend to get stuck often. This has only happened the few times that i have taken one off a machine to clean something up. otherwise, these vacuum's are a great investment for a dust-free shop
This thing has tremendous suction for a cordless vacuum. It is really a great tool, I use it everyday. For those that say it doesn't pick up, I wonder if they are not cleaning the paper filter? That brings me to the only downside: Home Depot does not carry the replacement filters. Ryobi hands you off to another site that absolutely gouges you on shipping. I've been going good for several months just blowing off the filter, but not everyone has an air hose. I'm sure something fine like drywall dust would eventually permanently clog the filter. So 3 stars instead of 5 for not stocking the filter and charging half the price of the vacuum to order it.
I bought this to inflate an air matress my daughter has for when her friends sleep over. It fills the queen size air mattress in about 5-7 minutes. It also comes in extremely handy in the shop. I use it like a miniature leaf blower to clean out the sawdust from all my shop electronics, ie:tv, computer, radio. As well as cleaning out the sawdust from my power tools. If I don't have the comppressor running I can just plug this in and clean away. Also handy for cleaning the car dashboard, spaces you can't get a vacumn, you can just blow the dirt away. A great several use tool for the money, Highly Reccomended. My only suggestion to make this better might be a speed control so you could control or lower the air flow volume.
I bought this vac because of its size. I love that I can drag it around the house and up and down the stairs with little effort because of its size. The only thing I do not like it how hard it is to get hair out of the carpet brush because it really wraps around tube and I actually have to get a small pair of scissors and cut it out. Besides that I love every other feature.
i wasn't looking for a fancy schmancy vacuum, but just wanted one that would be effective in a house with 2 dogs and last a long time. My previous vacuum was a Hoover and was a hand me down from my parents. It finally stopped working after I had it for 10 years, so I decided to stick with Hoover. I haven't had this vacuum for long, so I can't speak to the life of it, but it was a great price and has been great on all surfaces that I've used it on (hardwood, carpet, and couches). Adequate attachments, not too heavy to push around, great performance...exactly what I was looking for.
The overall look and feel was perfect. Quality control is important. By the time I buy I want to make sure it works. The floor unit with brush was the major selling point. However, no one from the factory checked the belt that drives the floor unit. The best part is that I bought it at Home Depot. Returning was a breeze.
Ordering online......you just don't know what you get. It is a hassle to return. This item came looking cheap! Anything for them to make a buck. Terrible item!!!
First of all this product didn't fit my bosch 5" grinder that this product says it should work with. There is no way to know that the dust collector is not compatible until you begin to modify the product as the instructions say then it's to late to return the product. After modifying the cut to fit collar down to size that's when I finally figured out the body of my grinder would become a part of the shroud of the dust collector, that even would have been fine if this product would've collected 50% of the dust that it suggests that it would. Basically, this product isn't worth the money
I used the batteries which came with the product, and replaced those with new ones. This tester was not functional, and was returned.
I have used this numerous times, looking around the house for things to seal.
This thing is great. Not too heavy but has plenty of power. I use it only around the house & driveway so having to use an extension cord is not a problem. Easier to drag an extension cord than to deal with batteries or gas engines that only work good for the first 2 years. Used the Vac feature once. Sucking up pecans sounds like gun fire. Probably not good for the impeller or plastic housing. I'll stick to putting leaves, twigs and nuts in my gas mulcher/shreadder.
Among other business lines, I do emergency water cleanup. We use vacuum cleaners for much of this task. It is often a problem, emptying vacuum tanks into toilet bowls or slop sinks. Wrestling a water filled vacuum that weighs a hundred pounds is no fun, and can lead to disasters. With this tool, I can pump out with a garden hose. In addition to emptying my Ridgid vac, I can use the Ridgid vac tank as a transfer pump. It's a little slow, but it is much safer than manhandling machinery. My only beef, is that I wish it was easier to build adapters to attach this to my other non Ridgid machines.
The only issue is that the wheels broke. They aren't the best quality, however, no one in my house is owing up to what happened,lol. Bottom line-awesome value. I go to the local vacuum store for bags and everytime I get them the man tells me that I have the best little vacuum. That speaks volumes to me. I've had it for over 4yrs at least. If you get a bagless-any brand, dirt goes straight to the motor and kills the engine. This little vacuum has the best suction yet.
This is the best and fastest way to dry your motorcycle. The Blaster is all steel except for the 2 nozzles. For something so small it blast the water out of and off of the bike and the best thing it is made int he USA.
Exactly as advertised this hose gets walked on and it does not crush. All I can say is great product. Hope its made in america.
This unit looks great, easy to assemble and use. But it does leave behind a trail of dirt and dust in the middle of the unit. I have called customer services and they advised me to push faster. I am out of breath and it still leaves a trail.
It vacuums very good but before I even used it a piece broke off from the housing and I had to glue it back on again. Now we have to be careful if we move it around. Very dissapointing.
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