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MINT Black and Decker FloorBuster!
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Post# 402403   12/11/2018 at 17:04 (190 days old) by HonestJoe68 (Mansfield, Ohio)        

Hey Guys,

I found the most beautiful, clean and barely used Black and Decker FloorBuster, original batteries, charger and vacuum all in great condition.. Best part, it was only $5 bucks at my local second hand shop.

I was over the moon to find this blast from the late 90’s?? If someone can please help me correctly date when these were manufactured.. I’d appreciate it. I put it in the “From the past 20 year” category as I found them for sale on Amazon as late as 2010. But have NO idea when B&D stopped manufacturing them.

It’s so cute and works really well and I’m astonished at how lightly used it is and how the batteries still hold a charge and work for a long time. Like I said, this was so clean it must have been in some little old ladies closet for years and rarely used.

Any and all information would be greatly appreciated on this vacuum. I found some things online, but I’m not sure which dates are correct.

Thanks and I hope this is ok under the “Past 20 year machines”??? I try very hard to post correctly.



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Post# 402405 , Reply# 1   12/11/2018 at 17:16 (190 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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I remember seeing those in ads. I was always intrigued by them they have a unique look to them. Nice find!

Post# 402499 , Reply# 2   12/13/2018 at 08:52 (189 days old) by suckolux (Yuba City, CA)        

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I had two, one for me, one for mom, friend got one also. Almost grandson ran it to death and he is 22 now, so would have been 2-3 then, no idea how old it was then however. So maybe 20-24 years ago?

Post# 402528 , Reply# 3   12/13/2018 at 17:57 (188 days old) by huskyvacs (Northern Indiana)        

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The VersaPAK battery system came out in the mid-90s and lasted until the mid millennium. Black and Decker made an entire range of tools they work with, from worklights to power drills to bathroom tub and tile scrubbers. You are lucky that those batteries are still good, as they are NiCad, they do not like to sit dormant, so the previous owner must have maintained them.

Post# 402942 , Reply# 4   12/22/2018 at 07:43 (180 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I remeber seeing an ad for this in either a magazine or a Sears ad, and late 1990s sounds about right.

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