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New to me Fantom Crosswind 600 XL
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Post# 392325   5/25/2018 at 14:26 (240 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        

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I am fortunate enough to have found a very nice example of a Fantom Crosswind 600XL on ebay! It is in close to mint condition! There aren't many of these around today because they didn't sell for long before Fantom went under. I am also fortunate enough to have a dark blue Fantom Wildcat in close to mint condition.

Post# 392382 , Reply# 1   5/26/2018 at 18:38 (239 days old) by man114 (Buffalo NY)        

I may have told you when you were up here that Fantom inventory was being liquidated through various local places. About a year after they closed at the Erie County Fair, they were selling these for about $99. I picked up a NOS 11amp Destiny for about $45. Best Buy was the only retailer I knew that stocked them prior to Fantom closing. Wal-Mart, Kmart and Target Wildcats.

That thing is in good shape. Definitely a keeper. If I remember correctly you can just put a HEPA in these if you actually intend on using them. It muffles the sound more I did it in the 200XL, this seems slightly louder than the Cyclone XT but it could just be your video.

Post# 392391 , Reply# 2   5/26/2018 at 22:15 (239 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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That looks like a neat machine! Thanks for sharing! Iím a bit of a Fantom fan myself.

Last summer I passed up the Westinghouse version of this Crosswind 600 XL. It was a darker blue and hadnít been used much at all. I think it was $60. At the time, I was not aware that it was more valuable than that and I was turned off by the lack of a dual cyclonic system. If it were an original Cyclone XT, I likely would have sprung for it.

Oh well. Live and learn I guess. I hope it went to a good home.

Post# 392446 , Reply# 3   5/28/2018 at 16:54 (237 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        
Yes indeed!

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The HEPA filter and the entire cyclone assembly from the Cyclone XT can be used on this machine. I definitely recommend doing that if anyone, for some reason would want to use this day to day. I wouldn't though as it is fragile and hard to find parts for.

Post# 392460 , Reply# 4   5/28/2018 at 23:33 (237 days old) by man114 (Buffalo NY)        
Hard to find

Iím honestly surprised more havenít turned up more Fantoms in the Rochester area. I garbage picked a Fury just about two weeks ago. I passed on a Thunder at the goodwill in Brockport because it seemed to expensive.

I usually only buy Thunders though, theyíre the most durable and easiest to work on.

Lightnings are more scarce.

Somewhere though there have to be scores of drytechs, service merchandise has tons of them.

Post# 392482 , Reply# 5   5/29/2018 at 11:04 (236 days old) by FantomFan (Rochester, New York)        
I did actually pick up a 10 amp Fury two weeks ago

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I got it off of Craigslist. It works great, the only issue was that it was missing the lower portion of the cyclone assembly, which I pulled off a parts 10 amp Fury I have. It has surprisingly a decent amount of airflow through the hose for a Fury.

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