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Post# 388665   3/21/2018 at 13:53 (264 days old) by walterdj85 (Pinetop arizona)        

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i was wondering if anyone has heard of these or seen these before also if it needs bags where do i get them and where do i get a nice cord reel for it if it needs one since this one needs to be fixed the cord reel i mean

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Post# 388672 , Reply# 1   3/21/2018 at 14:11 (264 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Looks like some kind of modernized Compact. I wonder if Bissell knows if this company is using the PowerForce name?

Post# 388673 , Reply# 2   3/21/2018 at 14:12 (264 days old) by crazykirbydude (Lexington, KY)        

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Post# 388680 , Reply# 3   3/21/2018 at 16:38 (264 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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I had the Vortech Force model prior to the one shown in the Ebay listing. It was a good vacuum. Very similiar to Compact, Tristar, Miracle Mate, Airstorm


Post# 388732 , Reply# 4   3/22/2018 at 10:01 (263 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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Great vacuums! I've had many of these. Bags are hard to get. You will have to order them from the company in Canada I believe unless you can find a dealer still in the West Coast somewhere more Northern West. If you can't find bags then Compact bags will work however they don't seal as well and will leak some dirt into the cloth filter bag. No big deal just clean the cloth filter bag out every bag change. The Compact bags are slightly smaller than the Vortech bags. The motor filter will be a fancy hepa filter but the regular Compact-Tristar dome motor filter should work just fine (all this pertaining to the previous model assuming the new model works the same way??) . Last time I spoke with a dealer in WA he was pushing these for $3,000, great machine but yikes!!!
It is somehow related to Compact-Tristar. The word on the street is 3 guys left Tristar to build their own improved version of the Tristar. they were successful but weren't as popular as the Tristar. They built Airstorm/Patriot, Miracle Mate, and Vortech Force. I don't personally know if this is true. Before that in the 60's another guy also left Compact to build a better version The Haley's Comet.

Post# 388733 , Reply# 5   3/22/2018 at 10:03 (263 days old) by kirbyvertibles (Independence, KS)        

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I just wonder why one could not take a hepa Kirby bag and cut to fit for their Compact or Vortech instead of buying the cheap paper bags. I will have to try this with mine.

Post# 388814 , Reply# 6   3/23/2018 at 10:48 (262 days old) by Rolls_rapide (Scotland)        

The spring-loaded 'pip' method of attaching tools to the hose end, reminds me of Philips' cylinder cleaners.

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