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Post# 349119   3/30/2016 at 19:17 (784 days old) by EasyAce (Las Vegas)        

. . . when somebody would make a 21st century vacuum cleaner whose design is practically a cop of the memorable General Electric Roll-Easy of the mid-1950s; namely, the Vax Air Revolve . . .

What's next? Somebody going to bring out something derived from the Hoover Constellation? ;)






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Post# 349120 , Reply# 1   3/30/2016 at 20:04 (784 days old) by starryblues4u (Charlotte, NC)        
Well....

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There were 2 models that were brought back for a short amount of time. Both had a turbo tool. One was white with gray tools and the other was silver with black tools.

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Post# 349122 , Reply# 2   3/30/2016 at 21:25 (784 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        

I would love to get my hands on one of the new constellations, I just hesitated too long and missed out.

 

As for the Air Revolve. I don't think they are available in the States yet, and they have had some pretty pretty poor reviews; but I would still want one--If the price was right.


Post# 349137 , Reply# 3   3/31/2016 at 04:32 (783 days old) by oliveoiltinfoil (England, UK)        

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This model has been around for a few months now, and ibaisaic done a review on one. Bit of a pig to use.

Post# 349235 , Reply# 4   4/1/2016 at 09:21 (782 days old) by vacuumlover (Chaddesden, Derby, UK)        

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Bit of a odd looking machine to say the least IMHO.

Post# 390725 , Reply# 5   4/19/2018 at 14:19 by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        
Hoover Air Revolve...just as a conversation piece is unique.

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My collection of Hoovers are the Z400 and z700 and an Air stick vac.

I pull out the 400 occasionally because the lower heavy body stability enables the use of the amazingly long and stretchy hose... really a lost feature on most vacs, and perfect for dusting blinds and furniture without moving the cansiter.

The 700 remains boxed and never opened. I hope to sell it in a decade or two as a collectors piece, otherwise, of course, it's water lift and airflow are abysmal due to the dustbins mesh screen that lowers suction dramatically, but it's likely to be the only convertible vac (like or dislike irrelevant) and is truly a creative departure from most configurations and is, imho, valuable and interesting just for that aspect alone.

Finally I have a "Hoover air" stick vac, that I use often for quick pick ups. Nothing special at all on that one except the motorized power hand nozzle.

My question is, I saw ibaisaic's review of the Air Revolve (reboot of GE Roll Easy), and it tested loud and has really poor filtration, but is completely unique compared to other current releases of any brand. I'm interested in performance, but in this case it could just be a major conversation piece, opened on display, but unused to keep it pristine as an art piece, so to speak, like the Z... I can get one new for under $150.00 US.

Pros and cons?

Does anyone else just buy interesting vacs to keep unused but on display as examples of an errant engineer's creativity?





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Post# 390730 , Reply# 6   4/19/2018 at 15:42 by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        
@Kirbysthebest

Hi Harley,

Here is the Hoover Air Revolve available for the USA at Amazon. It has three of four reviews as 5 Star and as they mentioned Roger Lang reviewed it and I don’t think he hated it as much as found a few slight things that could use improvements. I contacted Amazon and they assured me this vacuum is 120 Volt for USA use and they have 6 in stock to sell.

@completenutt .. Hi Bill, I agree and I DO own some vacuums strictly as a collectible for its unique design or just something I find different or unusual. My collection is all over the place and very eclectic in the fact I buy vacuums that “speak to me” along with strong performers.

Thanks guys! Great thread Jeff.. thank you!

Patrick


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Post# 390731 , Reply# 7   4/19/2018 at 16:32 by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
Thanks Patrick

I actually didn't get one, I got two air revolve.
One was a return, but when it arrived it was missing the hose and wands. The seller on ebay, refunded my money and told me to keep the rest.

I was able to buy a brand new in box also on ebay. I haven't taken it out of the box yet.

I also managed to find one of the new Connies, the stainless model. I've been on a Hoover streak lately.


Post# 390736 , Reply# 8   4/19/2018 at 17:34 by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        

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I found the Air Revolve this afternoon while internet browsing, from the online store with the attached link provided here, for $99.00US each with a bonus discount of $15.00 off one unit or $20.00 off each if buying two.

So, I bought two at final price before tax of $79.00 each! I couldn't believe my luck. New in box.

I can use one and give the other one to a friend as a not too expensive vacuum gift, or save it as a pristine unused example later down the road.

Hope it's got a US plug!


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Post# 390749 , Reply# 9   4/19/2018 at 22:18 by MadMan (Chicago, IL, USA)        

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It's almost like styles and fashions are cyclical, or something. :P

Post# 390853 , Reply# 10   4/21/2018 at 14:54 by Mike811 (Finland)        

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Hoover/Vax Air Revolve is very cool looking vacuum and nice for the collection. However filtration...
Just look at this video:





Post# 390857 , Reply# 11   4/21/2018 at 16:01 by Real1shep (Walla Walla, WA)        
To Connie or not to Connie

As I've stated in here many times before.....one of my most used and favorite vacs is the Retro Connie....I have it in white and it was NIB when we first met.

 

Firstly, you can't get around the fact that the downward motor exhaust which makes the vac hover, also pushes dust around the room space. If you have allergies, this is not the vac for you.

 

Secondly though, the retro vac does everything better than the original; the vac really follows you....has much better filtration....much better designed lid-to-bag seal....more suction, more CFM....durable plastic base that won't rust or dent.....attachments aren't the usual cheesy quality, newer Hoover.

 

My only beef is the lack of a PN.

 

Kevin

 

 

 


Post# 390906 , Reply# 12   4/22/2018 at 21:28 by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        

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@Mike

Yikes, I'll be sure to only vacuum clean dirt! JK.

That truly is a bummer, though. Seems like a real recreation of the original which from the attached video, doesn't seem to be built for any type of bag at all. That motor must have been equally filthy!

I wonder when bags were developed for vacuums and what company launched that revolutionary creation!

What a difference in today's market... no one would use a machine like that anymore...it would just create a vehicle for micro dust to be spread throughout one's home.

I'll be careful not to overload the pre-motor filters!



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Post# 390926 , Reply# 13   4/23/2018 at 19:07 by Mike811 (Finland)        

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It's a shame that the filtration on these is so bad. Very cool vacuum.
Main problem is that the cyclone system let too much fine dust to the pre motor filter and it's not very well sealed causing dust to go to the motor.
This guy in the video got free vacuum from Vax (obviously another model). I guess Vax saw this video.
I almost bought one of these, but now I am glad that I didn't.


Post# 390927 , Reply# 14   4/23/2018 at 19:13 by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        

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Researched and found out that disposable filter bags were first introduced by Hoover in the 1920s.

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Post# 390940 , Reply# 15   4/24/2018 at 01:37 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Wasn't it AirWay that came up with the first disposable bags?Thought there was a legal fight between Hoover and AirWay about the bags and beater bars,too.

Post# 390941 , Reply# 16   4/24/2018 at 01:41 by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        

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Could be, I got my info from the wikipedia article that I attached.




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