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Post# 401378   11/24/2018 at 16:43 (212 days old) by Kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

Most of you know I hate most anything new. Well. I found a new vacuum that has all the good features of the old vacuums I love. Here is the James

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Post# 401379 , Reply# 1   11/24/2018 at 16:47 (212 days old) by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        
Henry's brother!

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Hi Hans,


What's the difference from the Henry model?

Post# 401380 , Reply# 2   11/24/2018 at 16:49 (212 days old) by Kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
This is the closest

To a Apex Strato Cleaner power wise as anything I have ever seen. It even sounds the same. The best attachment setup I have ever seen. Very similar to a early lewyt. The curved wand is removable from the hose and the attachments can be used with or without it. The wands are aluminum like an airway all this and great filtration and it makes my Turbocat SCREAM this is truly the only new vacuum I have found that I have got excited over. If I ever had a vac shop. This is what I would sell

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Post# 401381 , Reply# 3   11/24/2018 at 16:52 (212 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Its the little brother

To the Henry, no cordwinder, lighter,

Post# 401382 , Reply# 4   11/24/2018 at 17:57 (212 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        

Gee, I wonder who introduced the James to you?

Post# 401384 , Reply# 5   11/24/2018 at 18:15 (212 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
You know who


Post# 401385 , Reply# 6   11/24/2018 at 18:31 (212 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        

O.K. I took one to Hans went I visited recently! We had more fun with it and used several different turbo's on it including the Compact Turbonette (which I want!).

The difference between the James and the Henry are as Hans said, smaller container size equals less bag capacity and no cord real which adds weight. The power plant (using a Kirby term) is THE SAME! The Henry also has heavier stainless wands. I really enjoy the lighter weight of the James wands when I use it 2-4 hours daily cleaning homes. The cord length on both is 30 ft. Both use the same hepa bag. Quiet too! Dusting brush and upholstery too have clips on machine and if you use the genuine Numatic combo tool, it has a clip on the back.
Ask more questions! Greg

Post# 401391 , Reply# 7   11/24/2018 at 21:26 (212 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
When Greg

Brought that James for me to see, I knew I had to have it!

Post# 401396 , Reply# 8   11/24/2018 at 23:22 (212 days old) by jheissjr (USA)        

How loud is it compared to a shop vac?

It's $249 as of Nov 2018. Any thoughts on price?

Post# 401399 , Reply# 9   11/24/2018 at 23:37 (212 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@Kenkart nice buy !
I don't know why we don't see more neumatic vacuus here.

Post# 401400 , Reply# 10   11/24/2018 at 23:48 (212 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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@Kenkart nice buy !
I don't know why we don't see more neumatic vacuums here.

Post# 401402 , Reply# 11   11/25/2018 at 00:40 (212 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

its VERY quiet and smooth running, much more refined than a shop vac, smaller and lighter too.

Post# 401403 , Reply# 12   11/25/2018 at 06:27 (212 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

In the US the Numatic line of vacuums is often sold thru commercial vacuum and janitor supply places.

Post# 401404 , Reply# 13   11/25/2018 at 07:14 (212 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        

Amazon carries Numatic's--James. Henry and more!

Post# 401405 , Reply# 14   11/25/2018 at 12:06 (211 days old) by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        
OMG, just looked them up on Amazon.. they're so expensiv

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No idea why... please fill me in!


They're super cute, are they as durable and powerful as well?

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Post# 401410 , Reply# 15   11/25/2018 at 16:59 (211 days old) by matt8808 (Teesside - North East - UK)        

No idea why Numatic machines over there are so expensive.... James retails around £109 British pounds / $139 dollars in the UK. A Henry is the same price pretty much..... you can usually pick a Henry up for £100 over here.

The top of the range Henry Xtra that comes with 3 full size floor heads (straight suction, full size turbo brush and parquet nozzle) is currently on offer for £120 / $153 in the UK.

Numatic are designed as commercial machines and while they are very popular in the domestic market over here they are also equally popular in the commercial market and with tradespeople such as builders who need machines to clean up after themselves.

Quiet running, super reliable and very robust along with really cheap consumables make them really popular.

Post# 401418 , Reply# 16   11/25/2018 at 21:54 (211 days old) by gregvacs28 (Minnesota)        

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I've seen a few on Craigslist in the last couple of years here in the U.S. They don't always have the googly eyes pasted on with a name...... but a magic marker and a pad of facial stickers from the craft store can fix that. lol.

Still one of my fav. Henry vids from a Youtuber I still follow, lol. "Why I (H)ate (H)enry:

Henry, George, James, Hetty,.......Eugenie, Pat, Robert, Dennis, and the whole inbred lot is quite popular in the UK. lol.

I want to get a George carpet cleaner which can do both wet and dry, and pair it with a Bissell rotating brush upholstery tool.


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Post# 401419 , Reply# 17   11/25/2018 at 22:03 (211 days old) by gregvacs28 (Minnesota)        
Fav. Russel Howard

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being obnoxious. lol


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Post# 401434 , Reply# 18   11/26/2018 at 07:38 (211 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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I imagine the reason why the Numatics are expensive here is because of the 120-volt motor and North American cord and plug that must be installed. Not sure if these are installed in the UK, or at the Nacecare facility in Toronto, Canada. In any case, the proportion of vacs created for the North American market must be miniscule compared to the numbers created for 220volt Europe. So the added expenses and shipping and packaging are probably driving up the prices here. And because there are so few suppliers in the USA and Canada, these are marketed as special commercial machines. After all, we see no advertising for them, and you canít even get them at Home Depot or Best Buy or even Costco.

Post# 401447 , Reply# 19   11/26/2018 at 15:29 (210 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

I have a Numatic Henry, very nice machine. The newest ones use a 620 watt motor, that is very quiet and very powerful, it has as much power as the higher watt motors. They are often sold as either Numatic or Nacecare brand. The only thing I would change about them is to include an electric power nozzle. Only one Nacecare model includes that. You can easily add the Volt or Centec battery powered nozzle to it to get around this. Other than that, I cannot think of anything I would change about them, they are made well and clean well. There's also a Nacecare version of these machines that use larger bags than the Henry series does, same motor I think though.

Post# 401472 , Reply# 20   11/26/2018 at 20:02 (210 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I bought it

BECAUSE it is straight suction,,The 620 watt motor REALLY has a ton of airflow.

Post# 401579 , Reply# 21   11/28/2018 at 12:59 (208 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        
This is why we don't have Henry Vacuums in the US.

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@gregvacs2 I was unaware of the cocaine habit that some Henry's develop. Thank you for bringing that's manufacture defect to sunlight.


Post# 401637 , Reply# 22   11/29/2018 at 12:48 (207 days old) by royalfan (Chicago)        

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Can we see a video of this ?

Post# 401644 , Reply# 23   11/29/2018 at 14:18 (207 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
straight suction

It's great for a straight suction machine but those will never be able to clean carpet as well as a spinning brush, and the turbine brushes are always getting clogged or jammed. For cleaning carpet, you really need an electric motor driven brush roll.

Post# 401646 , Reply# 24   11/29/2018 at 14:43 (207 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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HHR200-2 Henry Hound
HVR200T-2 Henry TurboVacuum

Might make you :)

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Post# 401795 , Reply# 25   12/2/2018 at 10:19 (205 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
Now everyone knows

im a fool over straight suction, I DO occasionally use uprights and power nozzle machines, but to me, all they do is make the carpet look good, I can go behind ANY revolving brush machine and get sand and grit with a good straight suction nozzle!

Post# 401825 , Reply# 26   12/3/2018 at 00:30 (204 days old) by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

ALL vacuum cleaners go by the laws of physics----NONE are perfect!

Post# 401827 , Reply# 27   12/3/2018 at 08:07 (204 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

...and you can go behind any straight suction vacuum with a revolving brush and still capture dirt that was left behind by the previous vacuum. No vacuum is perfect.

Post# 401828 , Reply# 28   12/3/2018 at 08:33 (204 days old) by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        
I said that to say this

I get so tired of being told I don't know how to clean house because I don't do it like everybody else!!

Post# 401840 , Reply# 29   12/3/2018 at 11:56 (203 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        
🗣️NPC Sounds

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@kenkart I know the feeling. I appreciate you sharing your new vacuum!

Just remember on Vacuumland 🗣️ #Kirbyisbestvacuum
Or the mobb comes out with pitchforks and fire.

Post# 401844 , Reply# 30   12/3/2018 at 12:20 (203 days old) by luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

I'm sure your house is perfectly clean! No vacuum (that I am aware of) will capture everything. I think both straight suction vacuums and those that agitate the carpet with a beater bar are both good.

Post# 401846 , Reply# 31   12/3/2018 at 12:26 (203 days old) by Kirbysthebest (Wichita, KS)        
Technique is everything.

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I see people on YouTube that are swinging that vacuum so fast, you would think you were on Indy.

Slow down, give the machine a chance to work, and you can get good results from an upright, power team, or straight suction machine.

My mother had a good friend for many years, up until her death, that cleaned her home with a straight suction machine. An Electrolux Model G. I would dare you to have found two grains of sand in her entire home.

Edit to add:
I want a Henry, but it will have to wait, unfortunately my check book says I have been buying too many vacuums lately. (I just won an auction on another Filter queen, a 360 for $66.) I have been on a Filter Queen kick lately it will be by fourth.

Post# 401852 , Reply# 32   12/3/2018 at 14:28 (203 days old) by rivstg1 (colorado springs)        
technique is important,

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@Kenkart its always enjoyable hearing someone obtain a vac that they really or have always wanted ( or just a new addtion actually), thx for letting us enjoy it with you !!haha

@Kirbysthebest- what you said is SOOOO true!!!! vids on youtube almost always show the vacuumer moving the vac so fast....not much will prob be picked up. I know that b/c I've tested carpet with a Kirby dirtmeter going moving fast on the carpet....and going slow, no comparison.

Post# 401882 , Reply# 33   12/3/2018 at 21:00 (203 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
technique and dirt left behind

You can certainly cleana carpet with straight suction but you will probably have to work at it more in order to get it as clean as a spinning brush would do, but it is possible.
No vacuum will get all of the dirt out of a carpet, if you go back over it again you will get more out. I'm not sure if this is still done but apparently that's how the Kirby sales people convince people that the Kirby is a much better cleaner, they will have them clean their floors with their own vacuum, then they will clean with the Kirby and show the home owner what their vacuum missed. Of course, what they don't tell them is that every vacuum will miss things. If the Kirby was used first and then another vacuum, the second vacuum would get dirt that the Kirby missed.

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