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Home made cyclonic bagged vacuum.
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Post# 3681   11/8/2006 at 15:03 (4,956 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        

I recently bought a used Fantom Fury and am experamenting with eureka maxims vacuum bags and it seems to work very well. Can anyone tell me if this a good idea or money wasted? Last can anyone tell me if there are any cyclonic baged vacuums out there?

Andy Beres

Post# 3708 , Reply# 1   11/9/2006 at 10:05 (4,955 days old) by dysonman ()        

The Fantom Fury is a dual cyclone vacuum, designed by Iona to James Dyson's patents, which Iona licensed from Dyson. The fury uses the same motor as the Electrolux Discovery II upright (except that it's made by Lamb, like the replacement Lux upright motor), so it's not really all that powerful. A paper bag would ruin the efficiency of the machine as soon as you got dirt into it.

Post# 3726 , Reply# 2   11/9/2006 at 14:58 (4,955 days old) by dial-a-matic ()        

Like I said I made it and it works.

Andy Beres

Post# 5132 , Reply# 3   12/2/2006 at 23:44 (4,932 days old) by sudsmaster ()        

I've had a cyclonic bagged vacuum for about seven years now. It's a Bissel Butler cannister vac. It has a smallish cone shaped cyclone on the telescopic extension wand, plus a regular paper bag inside the cannister.

The floor nozzle is rudimentary, no rotating brush roll of any kind. Consequently it's not very good on carpeting, and OK on hard floors. Good for upholstery/drapes/car interiors. But for cars the little cyclone chamber gets in the way. It's removable so there no big problem using the vac without it.

There is an air flow indicator that lets one know when to change the bag. I don't use the vac that much, and have never changed the bag (the airflow indicator is always green).

The dust cup captures mostly larger stuff.

Post# 5148 , Reply# 4   12/3/2006 at 09:57 (4,931 days old) by myvacsrock (New York, NY)        

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what about an air way?

Those look like alot of cyclonic spinning stuff in there

Post# 5205 , Reply# 5   12/3/2006 at 19:49 (4,931 days old) by centralvacman ()        
the bag will catch ...

what the cyclonic action misses!!!

Post# 5559 , Reply# 6   12/10/2006 at 19:15 (4,924 days old) by sudsmaster ()        
And a HEPA exhaust filter will catch...

...what the cyclone and the bag misses (which can be considerable!)

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