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Post# 233362   5/20/2013 at 15:35 (1,914 days old) by jord123 (new malden surrey london)        

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the vax power 3 is 99.99 and i got one been used one for free truly the best ever hoover i have used in my life its 2100 Watts 280 air watts the exorst air is so powerful it blows the lamp shades around the place on the ceilings
I WOULD RECOMEND THIS VACUUM TO ANYONE





Post# 233369 , Reply# 1   5/20/2013 at 16:51 (1,914 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        
Thanks for the recommendation...but....

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I think I will continue to use this piece of crap.....................


Post# 233370 , Reply# 2   5/20/2013 at 16:52 (1,914 days old) by thekirbylover (Warrington, cheshire )        
ive had nothing but bad experiences with mine

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i have the power 2 and power 5 pets and stairs and they are uncomfortable to use the hose is long but the cleaner springs up when the hose is covered, the tools are unbearably cheap and awful to move the performance is just awful all round really they are extremely loud and are just not a good vacuum, just my 2 cents

Post# 233427 , Reply# 3   5/21/2013 at 03:32 (1,914 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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My next door neighbour has one of those. Horrible, low efficiency cyclone that clogs up too easilly, awkward to use and it's ridiculously loud.

2100w for an upright is far too much. I've said it before and I'll say it again, higher watts do NOT equal more suction power.

As much as I'm not a huge fan of them, if you want a bagless vacuum, Dyson are the only decent choice. Aside from that, you're best off sticking with a bag.


Post# 233441 , Reply# 4   5/21/2013 at 06:36 (1,914 days old) by madabouthoovers ()        

Sorry, I wouldn't recommend it to anyone - the Vax Power 3 is only good for one thing - clogging up and requiring constant cone filter cleaning. A dreadful hunk of junk.

Post# 233462 , Reply# 5   5/21/2013 at 10:50 (1,914 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

I had the vax power 4 pet. It was 110 decibels. Sooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo noisy but it had INCREDIBLE suction!!!
In the end I got pi**ed off with it so I donated it to my local charity shop


Post# 233464 , Reply# 6   5/21/2013 at 11:28 (1,914 days old) by jord123 (new malden surrey london)        

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yes i do agree it is quite loud and the filter is a bad design and the springy hose but the suction is incredible

Post# 233465 , Reply# 7   5/21/2013 at 11:51 (1,914 days old) by ultraperformer (Derbyshire, UK, Europe)        
" exorst air is so powerful it blows the lamp shades aro

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Sorry but the fact it blasts exhaust air out that powerfully would annoy me, 280 AW from 2100 is not very efficent either, but glad you like it anyway lol

Dan


Post# 233467 , Reply# 8   5/21/2013 at 12:30 (1,914 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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If it cost 100 you could have just bought a new Henry - far better and quieter as minor bonuses.

Post# 233470 , Reply# 9   5/21/2013 at 13:11 (1,913 days old) by jord123 (new malden surrey london)        

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its true about the exhaust air it blows the lamp shades on the celling

Post# 233523 , Reply# 10   5/22/2013 at 06:15 (1,913 days old) by blakaeg (NW London, UK)        

It's not great if it blows the lamp shades. Sorry, but imagine how much dust it's disturbing in the room and blowing it about.

My Dyson Ball blows hair away from it when on a hard floor because the exhaust is on the side of the ball and its a little annoying but doesn't disturb anything around it.


Post# 233573 , Reply# 11   5/22/2013 at 13:31 (1,912 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Sadly thats the problem with a lot of high suction vacuums - not just exemplified by the Vax - Miele's persistence in putting its exhaust right at the top of their cylinder vacs suffers from that too when the settings are set to the highest position - one could easily argue that it depends on high low your ceiling lights are - but at the same time its one design weakness I don't like in particular - I get more of it when I bend down to change the suction setting.

Some of Bosch's cylinder vacuums have a likewise top exhaust but they diffuse the vent for the air to go backwards, away from the controls and not upright.


Post# 233575 , Reply# 12   5/22/2013 at 13:50 (1,912 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Yes I have used a Bosch cylinder and had to clean the stairs and it was horrendous!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO dysondestijl's LINK


Post# 233576 , Reply# 13   5/22/2013 at 13:51 (1,912 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Ps the link doesnt work

Post# 233834 , Reply# 14   5/24/2013 at 03:07 (1,911 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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How was the Bosch cylinder vac horrendous?

Post# 233868 , Reply# 15   5/24/2013 at 14:01 (1,910 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

It was too big to try and balance on stairs, so I had to hold it, and then all the exhaust air was in your face and it was uncomfortable

Post# 233869 , Reply# 16   5/24/2013 at 14:02 (1,910 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

Also it doesn't come with a brush tool, and the crevice was a bit short.

Post# 233949 , Reply# 17   5/25/2013 at 07:38 (1,910 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        

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Which model was it?

Post# 233956 , Reply# 18   5/25/2013 at 09:08 (1,910 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

The bagless cylinder, not sure of anything else

Post# 234228 , Reply# 19   5/27/2013 at 15:16 (1,907 days old) by parwaz786 ( )        

If thats the best vacuum you used, then I feel sorry for your carpets, you deserve a Dyson, I recommend a Dyson DC04 (my fav!), DC07 or DC14, better to get one without a clutch, they have excellent suction, only maintenance required is a filter wash every 6 months, and you will regret hating Dyson.

Any questions about Dyson, feel free to ask


Post# 234232 , Reply# 20   5/27/2013 at 16:15 (1,907 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
you deserve a Dyson

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I wouldn't wish a Dyson on anyone. Sebo for uprights and Numatic for cylinders, all the way!

Post# 234244 , Reply# 21   5/27/2013 at 17:53 (1,907 days old) by sebo_fan (Scotland, UK, member AKA ukvacfan, & Nar2)        
I agree!

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I feel sorry for your carpets if you're running a Dyson upright over them continuously. Spare a thought for the patent that allows you to have suction all of the time and then ask yourself in a few years time why your carpet suddenly starts to look threadbare.

Post# 234296 , Reply# 22   5/28/2013 at 04:12 (1,907 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

So if the vax power 3 is the best vacuum you've ever used, then what on earth do you think of your Kirby? To be honest apart from the weight kirbys are incredible machines, if a little bulky.

Post# 234349 , Reply# 23   5/28/2013 at 13:31 (1,906 days old) by jord123 (new malden surrey london)        
kirby

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i havethe kirby legend 2 i like it but i like to kepp it nice as i can because i like it as a show vac more that an evrey day vac

Post# 234350 , Reply# 24   5/28/2013 at 13:32 (1,906 days old) by jord123 (new malden surrey london)        

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ps where did you get your kirby

Post# 234351 , Reply# 25   5/28/2013 at 13:35 (1,906 days old) by dysondestijl (east midlands, UK)        

James (kirbymodel2c) gave it to me and I got the hose from a carboot sale
Where did you get yours?


Post# 234363 , Reply# 26   5/28/2013 at 14:45 (1,906 days old) by jord123 (new malden surrey london)        

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my dad cousin was moving house to a bungalo he had a legend 2 and gsix he had a legend 2 upstairs so he gave me the legend 2 and still has is g6




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