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Post# 181063   5/14/2012 at 22:24 (2,978 days old) by bagintheback (Flagstaff, Arizona)        

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Both Dyson and Oreck do not seem to be well received here, but if you had to use one, which would choose? Personally I'd rather get the Oreck. The brush roll is nice, it uses self-sealing bags, and Oreck is currently providing lifetime warranties.

Post# 181066 , Reply# 1   5/14/2012 at 23:11 (2,978 days old) by mieles7 (DFW, TX)        

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Definitely Oreck, but as long as I got the old canister they had. The new one looks cheap.

Post# 181103 , Reply# 2   5/15/2012 at 08:25 (2,977 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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I tried the Pilot out at Sears it seemed to be about as good as my XL-21 if this is so definitely the Pilot

Post# 181110 , Reply# 3   5/15/2012 at 09:04 (2,977 days old) by kirbyloverdan (Egg Harbor Twp . NJ aka HOOVERLOVERDAN ❤️)        
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Pilot hands down I own two and love them . Deep cleaning , easy to push and self sealing charcoal hepa bags .

Post# 181119 , Reply# 4   5/15/2012 at 09:42 (2,977 days old) by baglessball ()        

I love my dysons, I'm not a fan of bags and need tools on board?

But would like to give the pilot a go!

Post# 181213 , Reply# 5   5/15/2012 at 14:51 (2,977 days old) by vac-o-matic (Saint Louis, Mo.)        

I would go with the Oreck Forever Gold, unless you're set on the swivel neck on the Pilot. It's the same vacuum, except for the swivel and the Pilot has a non-functional bulkier outer bag which causes it not to lay as flat as the Gold, and you'll save 100.00! That bulkier bag on the Pilot also tends to shift around on the handle, in fact, one of my Oreck customers had us change the Pilot bag out for the other because of the above reasons.

Post# 181215 , Reply# 6   5/15/2012 at 15:10 (2,977 days old) by kloveland (Tulsa, OK)        
I second Rick!

Oreck all the way! In my opinion Oreck builds a great vacuum! The XL-21 is a great improvement over the previous design.

Post# 181251 , Reply# 7   5/15/2012 at 19:17 (2,977 days old) by djtaylor (Salt Lake City, Utah)        

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Having worked for an Oreck dealer I would vote for the Pilot. It is pretty much the same as the XL21 which I love. It's a good cleaning machine, grooms the carpet nicely and has a very good filtering bag.

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