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Post# 367784   3/3/2017 at 14:23 (472 days old) by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        

I'm faced with the reality of buying a cordless vacuum. I have a new construction area to clean that has limited electrical outlets, and a "modern industrial office" look. Exposed metal roof trusses (10 feet high), industrial type hanging light fixtures, open staircases that are hard to get behind to clean.

My question to this esteemed group is to find a good cordless vacuum that cleans walls, ceilings with a lot of obstructions, and has tool options to squeeze into tight spots. Help! Thanks.

Post# 367785 , Reply# 1   3/3/2017 at 14:26 (472 days old) by dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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Your best bet would be to buy a cordless Backpack vacuum. A cordless upright would be useless for anything other than the floor and rugs. A cordless backpack would have attachments to clean anything.

A CleanMAX or a Tornado cordless backpack vacuum would be the ticket. The cleaning people use them around the factory here every day.

Post# 367788 , Reply# 2   3/3/2017 at 14:53 (472 days old) by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        
Backpack is not an option

Backpacks are great for cleaning staff that are flexible in using them. Mine are not. Gotta pick my battles. I'll never win that.

Sooo - If it were a choice for a Shark Rocket, Hoover Cruise, Pure Clean cyclone, Dyson V6 or other similar offering - what's the best option?

Thanks. Todd

Post# 367790 , Reply# 3   3/3/2017 at 15:02 (472 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
maybe I was asleep and missed it

But I don't think the Shark Rocket is cordless. 

Post# 367791 , Reply# 4   3/3/2017 at 15:14 (472 days old) by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        

Correct. Sorry. I meant cordless options.

Post# 367793 , Reply# 5   3/3/2017 at 16:07 (472 days old) by dysonman1 (undisclosed)        

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The machines you mentioned have some really glaring faults. None have a warranty for the use to which you'll put them (commercial use). All are 'throw away' machines with very small capacity and clogging filters (especially from fine dust).

If you don't want attachments, and just want to clean rugs and floors (and stairs), the Simplicity Freedom Cordless is actually a 'real' vacuum cleaner that can take some real world use.

Post# 367808 , Reply# 6   3/3/2017 at 22:08 (472 days old) by Mixman (Central NJ)        
Dyson V6 or V8

I have my Miele's and Sebo's, but I also love my Dyson V8 and V6 Absolute. Believe it or not you can get the V6 Absolute sometimes for little money. I got mine as a refurb from Dyson for $167, which you cannot get any competing product for. It has the head for the carpet and the fluffy head for bare floors too and of course can be used for above floor cleaning, which you seem to need too. Now they are not industrial or commercial vacuums, but they will do for decent clean ups. These are the models Dyson excels at....the cordless vacuums. No one can touch them especially when you get them for the right price.

Post# 367864 , Reply# 7   3/5/2017 at 08:50 (470 days old) by rvarley (Oregon)        

I'll second the Dyson V8. I have it and it's great for quick cleanups on carpet, hard surfaces, and above floor cleaning. The floor heads are small enough to fit in tight spaces. No, it doesn't have shop vac power and can't clean like a good upright, but for the convenience of no cord and light weight, it's great. And this comes from a former 'dyson hater'. And I still can't stand the look of their plug in models.

I've also heard Simplicity Freedom battery powered is good, and the corded is a nice option, but the OP needed more versatility than an upright offers. That said, my Simplicity Freedom is also one of my favorites. Light, powerful and doesn't try to do too many things. Never been a fan of uprights with onboard attachments.

Post# 367881 , Reply# 8   3/5/2017 at 15:06 (470 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I really don't think any cordless vacuum will provide decent performance for what you need... for many reasons not the least of which is short run time and small dirt collection bins. Even an expensive Dyson will need maintenance and emptying in the middle of cleaning such a large interior space.

Get a good industrial shop vac with a long hose and 50 foot cord so you can plug it in far from your target area - even using an extension cord. You can get a nice long hose to reach high up on a ladder, too. And shop vacs can offer lots of durable attachments to dust walls and stairways and metal ceiling beams. That's what they are designed for.

Post# 367884 , Reply# 9   3/5/2017 at 15:23 (470 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
a central vacuum unit perhaps

You might consider getting a central vacuum unit, you can just attach a utility valve to it and get a long central vacuum hose, they are available in lengths up to 60 feet. This should allow you to clean anything you need and will be quite powerful. I don't think a cordless vacuum will provide the cleaning power for a commercial environment.

Post# 367915 , Reply# 10   3/6/2017 at 02:53 (470 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

If you want a cordless upright vacuum that REALLY works-get the Simplicity Freedom cordless.This REALLY does work.It has a large Filtrete bag.It is great for messes when you don't want to get out your corded vacuum.I really like mine.It can run 45min to an hour on a charge.

Post# 367924 , Reply# 11   3/6/2017 at 09:29 (469 days old) by toddk13 (Milwaukee, WI)        
Thank you!

I really appreciate your thoughts. I have a large rider carpet sweeper as well as a Tennant S8 batttery sweeper. I like the idea of the Simplicity for smaller office areas. That leaves a high dusting area for the trusses. The stated 20 minute run times of most cordless vacuums that can go vertical are not encouraging to what I have to do. I think that I read the Dyson Absolute can run 45 minutes. Does that sound right? No heavy cleaning - just high dusting.

Post# 368248 , Reply# 12   3/11/2017 at 13:33 (464 days old) by Rvarley (Oregon)        
Simplicity Freedom

How heavy is the simplicity Freedom? I have the Riccar equivalent in corded, and must admit, if I could only have one vacuum, that might be the one. However, batteries add weight which would negate one aspect I appreciate about the Riccar - it's easy to move. And it's small enough to get in between and under tight spaces. And that 40 foot cord is great.

Post# 368277 , Reply# 13   3/12/2017 at 00:52 (464 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

The Simplicity Cordless Freedom is heavier than the corded version-but not by that much.The weight difference doesn't bother me.

Post# 368278 , Reply# 14   3/12/2017 at 00:56 (464 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Another cordless upright vacuum similar to the Simplicity Freedom-the Perfect P109-shown in a Nationwide Sales & Service catalog.They are a Perfect dealer -distributor.If there is a Perfect dealer in your area the machine may be worth trying.It is being advertised as a commercial machine.This machine isn't shown on the Perfect website.

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