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Post# 384974   1/28/2018 at 12:48 (293 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Hi all,

Numatic have some new models and features coming for 2018.

The biggest change is that the current compact model - the 160 sized machines - will now become the standard models. So what is now currently branded Henry Compact and Hetty Compact will be the "normal" models.

It's not yet clear if the 200 size models, which have been the standard since Numatic's launch, will be continued. I suspect the Henry Xtra may keep the larger bucket.

Charles is being rebranded as "Henry Wet & Dry".

There is a new model - the Henry Reach - which includes an extra wand and a stair stretch hose. There is also a Henry and Hetty Pet, which includes the smaller Hairo brush, to replace the Harry.

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Post# 384976 , Reply# 1   1/28/2018 at 12:52 (293 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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In addition, there's also now a Henry ProKit available, which (potentially) includes an updated AiroBrush, hard floor tool and mini turbo brush.

I say potentially as we managed to get hold of one today and did a video review, but it includes the same standard AiroBrush that came with the John and Lewis models.

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Post# 384977 , Reply# 2   1/28/2018 at 12:54 (293 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Another new product for Numatic is the Henry Wash. I've not seen this for sale anywhere yet, but it's essentially a George without the dry kit.


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Post# 384978 , Reply# 3   1/28/2018 at 13:16 (293 days old) by Vacfan1982 (Cardiff)        

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The Henry compact is still not that compact 🙄

Maybe they should do a Henry compact compact 😁

Post# 384980 , Reply# 4   1/28/2018 at 13:39 (293 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
smaller bags?

Do the compact models take smaller bags than the 200 series or is it the same bag, just a smaller tub? I wonder if these models are changing in the United States as well. I was hoping the pro kit might have included an electric power nozzle but it's still relying on turbo nozzles which are not near as good. Pairing Henry up with the Volt battery powered nozzle makes a great combination.

Post# 384983 , Reply# 5   1/28/2018 at 14:24 (293 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Hi Mike,

The compact takes the same size bag, it's just a smaller bucket.

Powernozzle cylinders have never been popular here in the UK. When you also factor in that Numatic come from a commercial background too - their simplicity is their strong point. It keeps them reliable, easy to use and cheap/easy to repair should anything need doing. All vital aspects for the commercial market. Adding powernozzles and such things adds more cost and more potential areas for the cleaner to go wrong.

I can't even being to explain how popular Numatic cleaners are. It's impossible to walk through the cities and not see them being used in shops, hotels, offices, restaurants etc.

There were previously powernozzle models available, as well as an optional extra that could be added to the older models, but these aren't available anymore and weren't big sellers.

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Post# 384986 , Reply# 6   1/28/2018 at 15:11 (293 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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I would buy one of these things if they sold them in the U.S. at a decent price.

Post# 384989 , Reply# 7   1/28/2018 at 16:45 (293 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        
Numatics in America!

I've had a Henry for 15 years here in the States and it's my most favorite canister vacuum ever! It's been through the wars and still "keeps ticking."

I don't think Numatics are overpriced here anymore. A James is $280.00. A Henry is $380.00. I think the value of the buck is better than for any other imported machine. Numatics are basic very reliable machines without all the bells and whistles that the other imports have and we don't need. If you want a "bare bones" canister vacuum that does it all, buy a Numatic!

I'm now the Facilities Manager of the largest Episcopal church in Wilmington NC and I've just bought two James to go along with the 4 Sanitaire uprights we already have. My guys love the size, weight, cord length and hose length (8. ft) of the machine and we now have a tussle over who gets one each day! We all love how quiet and compact they are and while the dirt bucket may be a little smaller than the Henry, the James holds it's own against it's big "brother." I can't recommend them enough! I don't need a power nozzle or anything fancy to do the job and a Numatic fills that bill!


Post# 384998 , Reply# 8   1/28/2018 at 19:58 (293 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
two stage motor

I know for a while the Henry used a two stage motor, not sure if the model was any different or if it was still a 200. The Henry I have uses the 600 watt motor, it's very quiet but still very powerful, the price of Henry is reasonable here. If you need a power nozzle you can always get the Volt nozzle.

Post# 385004 , Reply# 9   1/28/2018 at 21:25 (293 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Canadaís Nacecare company sources many of its commercial vacuums from Numatic. They currently sell a 120-volt Henry (model NVH380) which features a Sebo power nozzle. See the link below:

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Post# 385015 , Reply# 10   1/29/2018 at 01:48 (293 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Henry/Numatic-Have one I bought from another Vacuumland member some time ago-nice,SIMPLE machine-just need to get bags for mine-would like to try it with my Volt powernozzle.Like the crank cordwinder----no springs to break!

Post# 385049 , Reply# 11   1/29/2018 at 20:27 (292 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
One of the few

New machines I want.

Post# 385227 , Reply# 12   2/2/2018 at 05:56 (289 days old) by matt8808 (Teesside - North East - UK)        

Certain new models also come with a 3 year warranty instead of the standard 2 year.

These models are Henry Turbo, Henry Wet & Dry, Hetty Pet, Henry Reach and Henry / Hetty purchased with the optional ProKit.

Having just bought the latest version of the Henry Xtra the ProKit is of no use to me.... however I am VERY interested in what the Henry Turbo is going to be? Are they bringing back the electric floor tool??? Maybe Henry Turbo will be the Henry Xtra replacement and come with the Airo Brush?

They seem to be rebranding everything to 'Henry'.... with Charles now being called Henry Wet & Dry and a cheaper version of the George being called Henry Wash. Even the bag packaging has taken on a more childlike appearance and are now marketed as 'Henry Bags'. Personally I preferred it when they all had their separate names.... Henry, Harry, George, Charles etc and I also think the older 'Numatic' branded bag packaging looks a lot more professional. However I can see how the new 'dumbed down' branding will appeal more to the average domestic user. The average person doesn't know what a Numatic vacuum is.... but everbody knows Henry.

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Post# 385254 , Reply# 13   2/2/2018 at 16:40 (288 days old) by AlexHoovers94 (Manchester UK)        

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New management from a Domestic company is very evident...Numatic need a serious reality check in my opinion...Otherwise they will drive themselves into the ground.

Post# 385361 , Reply# 14   2/4/2018 at 04:14 (287 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Matt, the Henry Turbo is the same as the Xtra but in the 160 size.

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Post# 385364 , Reply# 15   2/4/2018 at 07:20 (287 days old) by matt8808 (Teesside - North East - UK)        

Well Henry Turbo isn't as exiting as I'd hoped he would be. I'll stick with my full size Henry Xtra!

Post# 385365 , Reply# 16   2/4/2018 at 07:44 (287 days old) by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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Iím sticking with Ď88 Henry 🙂

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Post# 385616 , Reply# 17   2/8/2018 at 07:11 (283 days old) by NickTechTalk (Winter Park, FL)        
Henry in US

I have a Henry (Red) and a George (Blue) in the US. I got the Henry from my local vac shop, then got the George brand new on eBay for $150. I use the Henry for auto detailing as the hose is really long and the machine is just super quiet and durable. The George is also used for my detailing business, but doesn't see as much use as the Henry. I must say I am very impressed with both machines and how well they perform. I'm going to assume that both machines will end up lasting me a long, long time. :)

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