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Post# 393665   6/21/2018 at 18:05 by Repairman (Stickney, IL)        

I can't decide which one to sell. I have a Dirt Devil Signature Series Hand Vac with a 2 speed GS Electric motor and a Plus Machine with a 3 amp Johnson Motor. Which one should I keep.

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Post# 393669 , Reply# 1   6/21/2018 at 19:21 by jrdavis (oklahoma)        
that a tough one man

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I'm not sure what Johnson or GS motors. I like 2 speed motors.

Post# 393681 , Reply# 2   6/21/2018 at 22:02 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Have you ever

Used the Royal Prince, they are better than ANY hand cleaner I think!

Post# 393699 , Reply# 3   6/22/2018 at 11:16 by relhall (Baton Rouge, Louisiana)        

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This is an interesting question to me. Perhaps I don't understand the notion of not keeping them both, and even getting another.

Those are so tiny, they take up no space. They can't be worth a ton, so it can't be for the money.

Is someone putting you up to this?

If you have to hide them, I'd find a shoebox and toss the shoes ~

Post# 393704 , Reply# 4   6/22/2018 at 13:31 by jrdavis (oklahoma)        

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my thoughts exactly unless you really need the money. I like little hand vacs but I like the old metal ones- like the Royal Prince that was mentioned. I use it all the time. mom uses it, the housekeeper uses's very popular around here. my Prince isn't that old-I got mine in the mid 90s

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Post# 393708 , Reply# 5   6/22/2018 at 13:58 by Repairman (Stickney, IL)        

I bought a Model 103 for my Dad as a father's day gift ever since our Dirt Devil Ultra broke and he likes the 103 much better than the Ultra. I was just curious as to which ones last longer since I'm not interested in collecting the hand vacs.

Post# 393710 , Reply# 6   6/22/2018 at 15:01 by jrdavis (oklahoma)        

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durability or power or both are you looking for?

Post# 393720 , Reply# 7   6/22/2018 at 22:34 by broomvac (N/A)        

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I hate to be a downer, but don't expect to get much selling either of them. $20 tops if you sell to someone who thinks it is really special.

The most valuable in the bunch, in my opinion, is the "Plus." What makes it valuable is its 3-amp motor. That motor can be directly transplanted into any Dirt Devil Broom Vac. This is a good trick people who own Broom Vacs should be aware of. If you need a new Broom Vac motor, you won't be able to find an original. However, a "Plus" motor is exactly the same and will swap right in! I've done that before with two of my Broom Vacs.

Post# 393724 , Reply# 8   6/23/2018 at 00:08 by repairman (Stickney, IL)        
I've made my decision

I will keep all three of them (including the model 103).

Post# 393731 , Reply# 9   6/23/2018 at 02:44 by jrdavis (oklahoma)        

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I had a 103 once. it was my first revolving brush hand vac I got for Christmas when they first came out. (red was my favorite color) it was a decent little unit. just my opinion. take care of it

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