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Shark's Oreck Counterpart?
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Post# 366074   2/3/2017 at 13:18 (504 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        

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I have a few questions about this one. Was this Shark's version of the Oreck vacs? I haven't seen too many of these. The only time I saw one was in a Marshall's years and years ago. Was this also both a commercial and home use upright? Have any of you ever tried one of these out? Does it sound as loud as an Oreck upright? I always thought these were interesting looking.

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Post# 366148 , Reply# 1   2/4/2017 at 20:43 (503 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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It looks like a potato

Post# 366160 , Reply# 2   2/4/2017 at 22:00 (503 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        

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It surely is the weirdest looking vac I've ever seen.

Post# 366167 , Reply# 3   2/5/2017 at 00:46 (502 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Is this a vacuum with a lift off canister?-the "lump" in the center of the handle looks like it could be a lift off canister vacuum.

Post# 366182 , Reply# 4   2/5/2017 at 10:29 (502 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        

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I believe this unit does not have a lift off feature. Just the bag house. It's weird looking ain't it?

Post# 366190 , Reply# 5   2/5/2017 at 12:27 (502 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        

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The motor design, the bag situated on the thin suction port all lead me to believe that this however is a Shark version of the old Oreck uprights. Only difference it seems is that instead of a soft outer bag it has a weirdly shapen hard bag cover.

Post# 366245 , Reply# 6   2/6/2017 at 13:35 (501 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        
What part of New York are you from, eureka1998?

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I'm from Western New York. Many collectors reside in the Western and Central parts of New York.

Post# 366310 , Reply# 7   2/7/2017 at 10:06 (500 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        

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I am from the Downstate regions.

Post# 366339 , Reply# 8   2/7/2017 at 22:36 (500 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        

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That mini upright was not Shark's version of a Oreck upright. Here in Canada, they actually did sell a 8 pound, soft bagged upright that looked EXACTLY like a Oreck. It used HEPA Cloth bags, had a headlight & was dark red in color, same color the Shark Professional/Shark Legacy EP754 powerhead canister that was a Miele copy. It was sold mainly in Canadian Tire, I think for $299, but could have been $249. This was around 2006 to 2009 or so. Very cheaply made, the fans were prone to cracking & breaking with hardly any usage. I have heard they were also sold in the USA, but cannot verify for sure. I tried to find a image on Google, but so far haven't found one.


Post# 366342 , Reply# 9   2/7/2017 at 23:36 (499 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        

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Shark Canada sold a soft bag light upright? Do you know the model #?

Post# 366448 , Reply# 10   2/9/2017 at 18:34 (498 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I have one of those Sharks, it was a gift from my buddy Phillip. I haven't turned it on in quite some time, but I remember thinking it wasn't a bad little vac at the time. It was not as loud as an Oreck, I do remember that, and if memory serves's a stretch, I think I used a Kenmore 5055 canister bag in it as I couldn't find the original bags for it. I'll have to check it out to be sure.

Post# 366476 , Reply# 11   2/9/2017 at 23:51 (497 days old) by eureka1998 (New York )        

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Judging by the motor design it is direct air correct? Do you have a youtube channel by the way? if you do, do you think you could upload a video of this machine? To me, this strikes me as Sharks rarest machine, seeing as how very little I have seen them. There also is not too many pictures online of these odd shapen but very interesting looking cleaners.

Post# 368244 , Reply# 12   3/11/2017 at 10:19 (468 days old) by kirbylux77 (Orillia, Ontario, Canada)        
Shark UVC805, UVC805C 8 pound bagged upright

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John, my apologies for not replying back to this thread sooner. That upright is VERY elusive & hard to find a picture for!! And a couple of things I had swivel steering & a Turbo boost setting.

Here is a picture of it from a online manual I found for it. Linked below is the manual & a Ebay auction for a package of belts.


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