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Post# 1595   9/23/2006 at 15:24 (5,421 days old) by charles~richard ()        

Well, I don't suppose there's any harm in promoting one's own eBay listings is there...!

Check out the beautiful Electrolux Epic 6500SR that I've listed.

I get these late-model machines from time to time, am intrigued with them for a while, then the fascination eventually wears off. This is a very nice and very complete machine but it's just too late a model to really hold my interest. If only I could find a Model 20 in this condition!

Anyway, check it out if you're interested. Thx!

CLICK HERE TO GO TO charles~richard's LINK on eBay

Post# 1615 , Reply# 1   9/23/2006 at 23:04 (5,420 days old) by frkirby511 ()        
late model vacs etc.

Nice machine. I have one of these. It's actually my mother's; but since she moved in with me in July it's here so I use it. Great suction but I never did like the hose handle. Too bulky, I think. The wands also too bulky. I never could figure out why the vacuum engineers thought those huge pistol grip handles were better. Did they ever clean a house??? Anyway I was wondering --- do you think the turbo tool is from an older model --- like maybe a "G"? I didn't think they made this one anymore.

Also, just wondering...if you don't hang onto late models, what do you use to actually clean the house? Just wondering.


Post# 1616 , Reply# 2   9/23/2006 at 23:13 (5,420 days old) by convertible68 ()        

Nice machine! I'll admit, I've got my eye on it ;-)

Post# 1626 , Reply# 3   9/24/2006 at 10:06 (5,420 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        

Do these machines have decent suction, or do they have the same motor as the old Rennaissance model?

Post# 1629 , Reply# 4   9/24/2006 at 12:14 (5,420 days old) by charles~richard ()        

Yes, the turbo tool is older, from the first G (note the turquoise trim) but it came with the machine when I got it so I am including it. This tool in this color is pretty scarce, as not too long after the G went into production Electrolux came out with the larger, plastic rug washer. I have a G instruction manual with a new page printed about the Rug Washer that was stuck on over the old one showing the Turbotool.

This machine has great suction, but I don't know how to compare it with the Renaissance as I do not have one.

As for modern vacuums, I do have a few of them -- my favorite newer Electrolux is the Silverado, and I also have a Kirby Legend II that I like a lot. And then there's the Kenmore Magic Blue that I am just crazy about. I have the deluxe model with electric power nozzle. I use that vacuum cleaner more than anything else I have.

Post# 1638 , Reply# 5   9/24/2006 at 13:38 (5,420 days old) by kirbykid (Horseheads,New York 14845)        

hey charles, i have the magic blue too, I love it very much it is small very quiet and has terrific suction. I have both the straight suction model and the one with the power nozzle, the only thing i hate about the power nozzle one is the hose is pretty stiff

Post# 1639 , Reply# 6   9/24/2006 at 13:45 (5,420 days old) by kirbykid (Horseheads,New York 14845)        

I forgot I also have a siverado at my moms and I have a marquis model here (similar) and i do love it we have always had electrolux( can't wait till mom gives me her old G) but I had a renaissance ( didnt like it, too big and bulky and noisy) so I gave it to my mom... but I do like my electrolux have the mathching upright for the ren but hardly ever use my Electroluxs... I'm a Kirby kind of guy

Post# 1644 , Reply# 7   9/24/2006 at 14:35 (5,420 days old) by converto-skip ()        

Charles that is one beautiful Epic You have and I must say I love the color of it. But I have to say those vacs have a very high winning bid on them as I watch all the ending auctionings and I have yet to see one end under 200.00 but I'm sure they are well worth it. I have a Renaissance as well that I totally love but mine is very quiet not loud at all, my power nozzle is louder then the vacuum cleaner , I have have the magic blue kenmore but I don'ty have the power nozzle with mine but I love that little monster it is one of my most used vacuum cleaners


Post# 1645 , Reply# 8   9/24/2006 at 14:48 (5,420 days old) by frkirby511 ()        
Epic/Magic Blue

I have a Magic Blue as well --- straight suction with the air powered rug nozzle. I use it primarily for the kitchen. It does have GREAT suction. Actually I use an Electrolux floor brush with it for the kitchen floor [one like you have there with the Epic]. I don't like the rug/floor tool combination on it --- never did like those things.

Thanks for the info about the Electrolux Turbo Tool. I would love to get one of these someday to go with my "G."

I sold the later version of this when it became simply a rug shampooer when I sold for Electrolux during college [1969 -- 1973]

Post# 1657 , Reply# 9   9/24/2006 at 20:17 (5,419 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Magic Blue Attachments

The one thing I dislike - GREATLY - about the Magic Blue are the VERY crummy attachments that come with it. Pure junk! So I too use an Electrolux floor brush and combination dusting brush! Mine has two hoses - as someone pointed out, the electric hose is pretty stiff, and not very long (*) - so I have a second standard hose that I use with the attachments. Actually, I performed a bit of vivesection and have a double-length straight suction hose! When the Magic Blue first started turning up on eBay, they were only going for $20-30 so I went on a buying frenzy and got four of them! One with the electric power nozzle, two with no power attachment at all, and one with the turbo attachment. I did not need all the machines, and one of them was making strange motor noises. So I sacrificed the hose from it. Doing some very delicate surgery (**), I joined two hoses together. Photos to come.

(*) Electrolux gets the award for the heaviest and shortest electric hoses in the late 1205 - Golden Jubilee - Silverado etc. series! Those damn hoses are so short, they are a real pain to use -- every time you go back and forth with the power nozzle, the short hose makes the canister go wibble-wabble and it is VERY annoying. And how freaking thick and heavy those hoses are!

(**) Even the turbo-tool version of the Magic Blue has an electric hose since the motor switch (variable) is on the hose handle. I really had to do some careful surgery to bind the two lengths of hose together!

Post# 1668 , Reply# 10   9/24/2006 at 22:43 (5,419 days old) by charles~richard ()        

Here are some photos of my "vivesected" Magic Blue...

Post# 1669 , Reply# 11   9/24/2006 at 22:44 (5,419 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Magic Blue

Photo Two (hey! that rhymes!!)

Post# 1670 , Reply# 12   9/24/2006 at 22:44 (5,419 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Magic Blue

Photo Three

Post# 1671 , Reply# 13   9/24/2006 at 22:45 (5,419 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Magic Blue

Photo Four

Post# 1672 , Reply# 14   9/24/2006 at 22:45 (5,419 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Magic Blue

Photo Five

Post# 1673 , Reply# 15   9/24/2006 at 22:46 (5,419 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Magic Blue

Photo Six

Post# 1674 , Reply# 16   9/24/2006 at 22:47 (5,419 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Magic Blue

Photo Seven

Post# 1675 , Reply# 17   9/24/2006 at 22:47 (5,419 days old) by charles~richard ()        
Magic Blue

Photo Eight

Post# 1676 , Reply# 18   9/24/2006 at 22:48 (5,419 days old) by charles~richard ()        
And Last but not Least...

Magic Blue Photo Nine

Post# 1690 , Reply# 19   9/25/2006 at 10:43 (5,419 days old) by bigbubbacain ()        

Nice job on the modifications to you Magic Blue! I'm glad to see I'm not the only one who like to play Dr. Frankenstein with the machines! LOL

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