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Post# 381743   11/24/2017 at 22:11 (358 days old) by funnynet1231 (Maine)        

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Hello. It's been a while since I've posted something so I thought I'd just make an update post. I've gotten 3 new vacuums over the past few months, First I was able to get one of my dream machines; a 1997 dirt devil featherlite(Thanks to ohiovac). It runs great, and I'm super glad I have it! Next is a 2015 hoover windtunnel t series pet edition. This vacuum is mediocre at best. You can't have the height adjustment too low or the brush will stop and stretch because of the brushroll shutoff feature, which sucks because the base is always too high because at the right setting the brush will stretch. That being said it has good airflow and I really like the bag replacement feature on it. I don't think I'd ever sell it because I believe you should resell a product for as much as you paid for it and I got this for free NIB. The last vacuum is a 2016 bissell powerforce bagged. I got this vacuum because I've been wanting one for about a year and I thought I'd throw my commitment issues out the window and just buy one, you know? It's one of the few modern vacuums I'd recommend to someone because It has proven itself to be really great! Also if anyone has a dirt devil featherlite plus model number 085550 they aren't using, I'd really love to buy it as long as the motor works.'But Cameron, you already have that vacuum! Why do you need another one?' Well the motor in mine as defaced the bed and I need to replace the motor and having another one around for parts couldn't hurt. It was my first featherlite and it really means a lot to me. Anyways I hope everyone had a great thanksgiving if you celebrated it, and I guess that's it.
- :) Cam

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Post# 381770 , Reply# 1   11/25/2017 at 11:46 (358 days old) by sptyks (Skowhegan, Maine)        

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Why don't you get a Real metal vacuum like a Kirby or Royal instead of those cheap plastic vacuums that break down after a couple of years of serious use?



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Post# 381804 , Reply# 2   11/26/2017 at 03:08 (357 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

If the buyer is on a budget--A Sanitaire is a good choice.For a plastic vacuum cleaner-they are rugged,easy to use and service.You can replace the fan yourself in the Quick Clean models-also the lower fancase that's gets the bulk of the punishment-otherwise,a metal vacuum is better.I would take a Sanitaire over any of the vacuums originally shown.Esp over the DD vacuum-those are strictly home machines-not good for commercial use.Remember a few instances of their motors catching fire!One that was brought to the former Vacuum Cleaner Hospital here suffered that fate.The motor was wound with aluminum wire-it overheated-the aluminum wire caught fire.When it starts burning-the vacuum is a goner.

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