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Post# 412182   7/29/2019 at 11:40 by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Greetings vacuum land! I never see much posted about Neumatic vacuums here.
I've been using a Neumatic Henry HVR-160 for almost a month with a TK-286 turbo tool.
I'm pleased to say this is really the first canister vacuum with a turbo tool that I felt deep cleaning my carpet. Also quiz to say the bag is almost full and still has no odor! The filtration seems to be pretty good on the basic model despite not having an exhaust HEPA filter. as many of you know I first laid eyes upon it at the VDTA and then signed up to become a dealer. I thought it would be fitting to thoroughly tested before unleashing an army of Henry's on the world.
I can't say enough good things about these little machines here's an unboxing video and I'll do another video after a full month of using you and posted soon.

Other Henry vacuums I've reviewed.

Post# 412195 , Reply# 1   7/29/2019 at 19:29 by Blackheart (North Dakota)        

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They're very nice machines, despite their wattage they have good suction and great airflow. They're also quiet, have a pretty low running cost due to the large and comparably inexpensive bags, they feel sturdy and they're really quite simple. It would be nice to see them introduce a power nozzle version. I'm aware there was an NVH380 that featured a Sebo ET-1 head but I can't seem to find this anymore. Some printed catalogues also list a Harry that could include a wessel werk EBK280 or one of the Soft clean panasonic heads, intended for bare floors. If they'd introduce a model that used a full sized head we may see an increase in their sales. But even as straight suction units they're impressive.

Here's my James 180 and Henry 200-11

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Post# 412200 , Reply# 2   7/29/2019 at 22:21 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

They are great machines, I have the 200 version, it has two speeds, very quiet and powerful. I do wish they would introduce a model with an electric power nozzle but the Perfect battery powered nozzle or Volt work great with it, they are very well made machines, other than not having a built in electric hose, I cannot think of a single negative about them.

Post# 412248 , Reply# 3   7/31/2019 at 15:23 by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        
Love my Numatics!

I have both a James (under a year old) and an older Henry.  He's maybe 15 years old.  Henry does have a PN outlet and I've created my own cord and plug and use a Wessel Werk EBK 340L PN that I've ripped the rubber strip out of so it pushed easier.  Otherwise it's a variety of nozzles,  mostly a Hoover Powermatic.  

My James came FINALLY came with attachment clips!  I now have on board tools!  I also was able to score 2 more for my Henry!  My customers love then- my Numatics, that is!!  Greg

Post# 412320 , Reply# 4   8/3/2019 at 00:21 by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Post# 412359 , Reply# 5   8/4/2019 at 07:04 by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        

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The UKís finest!

I canít even begin to describe how common Numatic are over here. You cannot walk down the high street, in a shopping mall, hotel, school or supermarket without spotting some form of Numatic cleaner being used, and they continue to grow in popularity in the domestic market too. I think the no-nonsense approach really works for Numatic. Thereís so little to go wrong, which makes them very reliable.

I work at a hospital and we have a combination of Numatic and Sebo commercial vacuums.

Post# 412360 , Reply# 6   8/4/2019 at 07:08 by Turbo500 (West Yorkshire, UK)        
I do wish they would introduce a model with an electric powe

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There have been various Numatic models over the years with power nozzles and for a long time, they were sold as an optional extra. But they never sold well and were eventually dropped completely. Power nozzles have never been popular in the UK or at all on the European commercial market. The only vacuums you can get with PNís at the moment are Sebo D4 and E3 machines.

Post# 412406 , Reply# 7   8/5/2019 at 01:46 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

In the Film-Tech website they have a thread about vacuums used in theaters.The Henrys were popular in British theaters."Henry The Hoover" as one called it.

Post# 412426 , Reply# 8   8/5/2019 at 21:15 by electromatik (Taylorsville, North Carolina, U.S.A.)        

They look very well made. It's a pity they aren't more available in the U.S. market as I imagine many would buy them. They can be used as "shop vacs" in the garage or in the home for homes with little carpet. The smiling face is one of the cutest gimmicks I've ever seen. It brings instant recognition and a pleasant appearance. It also may make children more likely to play with it and remember it later-great marketing.

I think it's funny how "hoover" became a genericized trademark for vacuuming in the U.K. while in the U.S. no brand ever dominated to that degree and vacuum remains the general term. I have heard some Americans use the term "sweeper" for vacuums and "sweeping" for vacuuming but it wasn't common in my family. It's a similar experience to what happened with Kleenex for tissue.

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