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Post# 407367   3/29/2019 at 20:30 (374 days old) by 97widerider (Indiana)        

Brand new Commercial grade vac for $125.00 shipped. How good , or bad, could they be for a standard no thrills vacuum that is commercial quality?

Post# 407388 , Reply# 1   3/30/2019 at 19:19 (373 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I'm not sure if it's upright or backpack. As for performance it's #2 in commercial vacuum behind proteam vacuum. Proteam is made by Emerson and sanitairre by tti which owns half the vacuum industry.
Sanitairre are built like tanks. It will perform flawlessly. Sanitairres are best selling commercial brand. I can guarantee you it will perform.

Post# 407392 , Reply# 2   3/30/2019 at 20:21 (373 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Widerider, you are referring to the SC679J, yes?

I havenít had one but Iíve heard nothing but good things about them. The SC679J is tried and true for sure. That said, you might want to consider the SC684 over the 679. For only around $50 more, you get

-a cord which is 20ft longer
-large rear wheels which allow the vacuum to be wheeled while it is upright
-large bumper
-deeper fan blades for more airflow
-steel Vibragroomer II brush roll with replaceable brush strips versus the wooden/plasic Distribulator
-higher amperage motor (7 amp versus 5 amp)

Seems like a pretty good upgrade.

Post# 407405 , Reply# 3   3/31/2019 at 08:47 (372 days old) by 97widerider (Indiana)        

Yes I am referring to that exact vacuum SC679J. With all the very expensive commercial vacs, surprised a top brand can be had for under $200.00. eBay has an open box for 85.00 and thatís after shipping costs. Not that I need another vac but maybe for down the road .

Post# 407409 , Reply# 4   3/31/2019 at 10:40 (372 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Sanitaire is now owned by Bissell, not TTI.

Post# 407410 , Reply# 5   3/31/2019 at 12:29 (372 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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My bad I thought after eurekas were made in Mexico on my sanitairre s667 that they were made in China hence the idea of Electrolux sanitatire eureka were made by tti. That's good to know.
To eureakaprince that's for info you seem to know quite a bit about eurekas and not many people are. I have an upright imperial and sanitairre you gave me info on in supermarket lounge about what to sell them for

Post# 407412 , Reply# 6   3/31/2019 at 16:58 (372 days old) by kirbyklekter (Concord,Ca.)        
I have a U.S. made SC888 Sanitaire,

and the 7amp motor is seriously strong! You can pull tree stumps out with it,kidding. they're asking 288.00 for one similar to mine at a supply store close by.I think you'll be fine with the price you're quoted, especially with shipping included.

Post# 407429 , Reply# 7   3/31/2019 at 23:13 (371 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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The SC679J is a good deal for sure. If you're into bargain commercial vacs, there's also the Koblenz 5 amp models and the convertible-based Hoover Guardsman (also 5 amp), both really solid options, too.

I'm very much intrigued by the Koblenz units. From what I have seen on YouTube, they might even be superior to Sanitaire's equivalents. Their easy access fan chamber system appears to be better designed and more leak-proof, for example. My next commercial vacuum might be a Koblenz...

As for the Guardsman...well, if you like Hoover Convertibles, you'll like the Guardsman. I'm honestly astonished that you can STILL get a Convertible brand new, and for only $156! That is shocking and I can't believe that it isn't discussed more often on this site. It must be some kind of well-kept secret, I guess.

Post# 407445 , Reply# 8   4/1/2019 at 06:47 (371 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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For a large chain like Home Depot, Iíd expect a little more care taken when writing up product details on their website. Their description of the Hoover Guardsman says it has a 12amp motor. That canít be it?

Post# 407455 , Reply# 9   4/1/2019 at 11:18 (371 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

It seems like the Swedish Electrolux company is pulling out of the United States and possibly the North America market. They have sold their Eureka, Sanitaire and Beam brands off to other companies and I think they are discontinuing their ultra one canisters as well. I have the Sanitaire SC535 backpack and it's a great vacuum, it's one of my favorite backpacks and I have 8 of them. Very quiet and powerful.

Post# 407460 , Reply# 10   4/1/2019 at 12:43 (371 days old) by broomvac (N/A)        

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Perhaps Home Depot and I are both wrong. I was just assuming that it has the same motor as my Convertibe. I guess I shouldnít assume. My apologies if I just spread misinformation.

Hooverís website lists the dust cup model as drawing 6 amps, but they donít list the disposable bag model I linked.

Post# 407517 , Reply# 11   4/2/2019 at 23:04 (369 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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I don't know where your reading koblenz outperforming sanitairre. I've seen quite a few sites and sanitairre invented the technology koblenz basically copied. I've read they don't hold up and break down. Maybe it's me but koblenz isn't on same level as sanitairre. Sanitairre perfected the model koblenz basically copied it but not well enough.
Look at Amazon reviews for proof.

Post# 408206 , Reply# 12   4/16/2019 at 17:56 (356 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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I personally prefer the features on the Koblenzs' over the Sanitaires'. I like the metal cord hooks, the height adjuster knob is easier to move, and their fans are WAY easier to access and replace. I also like the design of the Koblenz brushrolls better. I will admit that the foot switch on the Sanitaires' is really starting to get annoying. Sanitaire to me just aren't the same like they used to be if they haven't cheapened certain parts and now that Bissell has taken over (I've had quite a bad relationship with them over the past few years). With that being said, I would now rather take a Koblenz or a Perfect (Sanitaire's copied rival) over Sanitaire.

Post# 408225 , Reply# 13   4/16/2019 at 22:39 (355 days old) by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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id take my early to mid 2000s sanitaire sc667a blue line over any koblenz. This is when the vacuums were being made of quality. The reviews on the Koblenz they aren't so sturdy themselves. Sanitaire is proven Koblenz is up and coming. Its not to say i wouldn't take a koblenz i would. I just would prefer sanitaire. I dont blame you for being soured over experience. Id be the same way.

Post# 408237 , Reply# 14   4/17/2019 at 01:17 (355 days old) by panasonicvac (Northern Utah)        

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Yeah those older Sanitaires' were awesome vacuums, I also would've still taken those over Koblenz today if they hadn't changed the quality on them. The Eureka C2094G with the metal motor for example was one of the best upright vacuums that I've ever used.

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