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The new Electrolux and Riccar 3-in-1 combo tools
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Post# 167999   2/1/2012 at 20:30 (2,979 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I'm just curious what everyone thinks of these new 3-in-1 combo tools that are now being offered by Sweden's Electrolux and the American Riccar/Simplicity company.

Now that I own an Electrolux Ultra Silencer Green, I see the wonders of the company's legendary upholstery nozzle with the adjustable wings. If the dusting brush side would have double the bristles, I'd also be a champion of that part of the tool as well!

My question is: How effective is the 3-in-1 tool when positioned in the "crevice tool" configuration? It would seem that having a crevice tool that is open on both sides would reduce the suction at the end of the tool, thus reducing cleaning performance. It also does not result in a very long tool which limits the reach of the suction end.

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Post# 168034 , Reply# 1   2/2/2012 at 02:25 (2,979 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

I HATE these sort of tools-hard to use-and they don't work as well as separate tools.The "crevice" tool is too short and small to be useful.

Post# 168044 , Reply# 2   2/2/2012 at 07:14 (2,979 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Brian,

Not sure what you mean by 'open on both sides would reduce the suction at the end of the tool' when in the crevice tool configuration? Looks to me it is only open at the end?

Gary


Post# 168085 , Reply# 3   2/2/2012 at 19:30 (2,978 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Hi Gary!

What I was thinking is that when you close the 2 wings on the upholstery nozzle side to create a "crevice tool", I don't believe the combination of both wings coming together creates an air-tight seal - there has to be some loss of suction all along the cracks where the two wings meet. I was wondering if people who had used the attachment as a crevice tool have found that it leaks suction all along the length of the wings. Unless the wings somehow snap together and create a strong seal. But I think the wings have bristles or lint-grabbing fabric along their lengths - so it must be impossible to make the tool airtight when the wings are closed together.

Brian :-)


Post# 168090 , Reply# 4   2/2/2012 at 20:26 (2,978 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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I don't think it would make much of a difference. The crevice tool on my FQ has a small hole at the tip of the tool so as not to stop airflow when the end is completely covered.

Gary


Post# 168117 , Reply# 5   2/3/2012 at 08:04 (2,978 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Oh..I see....if the suction is strong, it should not make a difference. Gotcha...

B


Post# 168122 , Reply# 6   2/3/2012 at 09:44 (2,978 days old) by jmurray01 (Scotland)        

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Give me an Electrolux 2-In-1 Brush & Floor tool and a separate crevice tool any day over that.

Post# 168221 , Reply# 7   2/4/2012 at 08:23 (2,977 days old) by Trebor ()        
A good idea...

carried too far...




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