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Post# 463216   5/18/2023 at 20:20 (393 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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The Henry Quick I ordered about a month ago arrived today. Attached are pics of the unboxing. I also have a Miele Triflex but was unhappy with the small bin capacity and having to clean the filters every time the bin was emptied which was every 2-3 times that I used it. The Henry Quick uses a bag pod system and does not have any filters that have to be cleaned....26 pods were included. Based on a UK vac collectors (IBAISAIC) youtube video, he used the Henry Quick for a month and packed the bag pod solid with no loss of suction. Also the brush roll can be turned off for hard floor cleaning whereas on the Miele it does not shut off. The brush head on the Henry Quick is about 2 inches narrower than the Triflex and the headlight is not as bright. The Henry Quick has a normal speed and power boost. The battery takes 2.5 hours to charge. The battery run times are as follows: 70 min. (normal, brush off), 55 min. (normal, brush on), 16 min. (high, brush off), 14 min. (high, brush on). There is a suction relief valve on the brush head. The brush head is harder to push on my carpet on high speed but it grooms the carpet better on high. There is an air freshener pad that fits on the rear of the main unit. There is no trigger button that has to be constantly pressed..instead there is a button on the top to turn it on/off, another button to turn power head on/off, a button for normal/high speed as well as 4 indicator lights to show the charge level remaining and a bag full indicator light. There is a quick set up manual plus 3 additional full manuals in 8 or 9 different languages. There was also 3 A/C adapters - 1 for North America, 1 for the UK, and 1 for Australia.

Gary


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Post# 463219 , Reply# 1   5/19/2023 at 09:25 (393 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Oooh they have finally landed!

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You'll have to let us know what you think of it when you've had more chance to use it. I like the idea of it but I'm not thrilled with them being made by king clean. Certainly looks nice though and I'd think with the repution of numatic behind them they'd be a cut above the typical king clean product.

Post# 463227 , Reply# 2   5/19/2023 at 14:25 (393 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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Do not worry. They are only being outsourced temporarily until Henry completes the expansion of their factory in Chard. Once the factory is powered up, they will switch to local production.

The following screenshots were taken from the official Henry Facebook account on July 24, 2022.


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Post# 463229 , Reply# 3   5/19/2023 at 16:15 (392 days old) by Blackheart (North Dakota)        
Hmm...

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Ridiculous as it may sound I think i'll wait it out it's not like i'm hurting for a new cordless machine. Certainly looks promising though!

Post# 463249 , Reply# 4   5/20/2023 at 12:24 (392 days old) by vacuumdevil (Vacuum Hell )        

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Why I like the idea of having a bagged smaller stick vacuum shaped thing.

The Henry quick is made by KingClean 🇨🇳
It's based off several existing designs and for the price I can't see the justification. Like I couldn't even see justification to order it to make a YouTube video. I really wish they had gone a different way.
I've had my hands on the baggless version it wasn't bad it wasn't great.






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Post# 463396 , Reply# 5   5/27/2023 at 06:46 (385 days old) by ilovehoovers (England)        

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I was at the Numatic factory for the week, they are expanding massively to help cope with demand from both the UK and NaceCare, and also to build Quick in-house. I also heard from another employee that they're moving production to somewhere else in the UK in a few months, just so they can have a bit more control (but I'm not sure of the legitimacy of that).

Post# 463398 , Reply# 6   5/27/2023 at 12:50 (385 days old) by huskyvacs (Gnaw Bone, Indiana)        

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It's rare to have a company so loyal to its customers and its country to be this dedicated to keeping their product local despite the construction complications (I'm sure totally stopping the factory completely was never an option) so they are doing the best they can to not degrade their product I'm sure.


Post# 463402 , Reply# 7   5/27/2023 at 16:46 (384 days old) by FanOfVacuums2 (Williamsburg, VA)        

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Them being manufactured by KingClean does not bother me all that much. KingClean, despite whatever reputation they may have, has produced competently designed and built units over the years and I know plenty of companies and brands such as Hoover, Tacony, Eureka, Bissell, Kenmore, Shark, and so forth have had units built by them and major parts sourced from them, some far better than others depending on the price point and what not. For example, the bagged uprights they manufactured for Hoover's Platinum lineup such as the UH30010, HushTone CH50400, and similar models were quite decent especially after they revised them, just to name one example of something they made that is generally regarded as a nice enough vacuum cleaner. Heck, even the Henry Cordless models such as the HVB160 had KingClean motors. KingClean obviously has exemplary resources in developing vacuum cleaners and means of producing them quickly, cheaply, and efficiently or else major companies such as SharkNinja and Numatic would not use them to get their products on their feet per se as we are seeing with the Henry Quick. They have to do what makes good business sense and we will still be delivered a product that is up to their standards despite being made in a KingClean factory.

Post# 463823 , Reply# 8   6/13/2023 at 11:40 (368 days old) by dylanmitchell (San Diego)        

Not a bad design for quick pick ups but partial to more traditional HBV160 or NBV240. Nacecare versions for US market are high and I expect Quick will be and expensive vac here. Hard to justify when our Charles has a 30 foot cord and more power.

Post# 463830 , Reply# 9   6/13/2023 at 19:39 (367 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Henry Quick is not designed to replace a full size corded vacuum...at least not for me anyway. I like it for quick pickups...like cleaning the carpet outside the front door and patio door, cleaning the front entrance floor, kitchen floor, getting the cat hair off the comforter on my bed on a daily basis. The brush roll can be turned off which is great for my floors where the manufacturer specifies not to use a powered brush roll. So far I like Henry Quick...especially not having to empty the dust container after every use.

Post# 464195 , Reply# 10   6/29/2023 at 12:02 (352 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Looks like Canada’s McHardy vacuum in London, Ontario is selling the Henry Quick for CAD$750. It is quite pricey, but not as expensive as the most deluxe Dysons, Samsungs and Miele stick vacs. The disposable bags would really make a difference for many people like me who would not want to empty a dirt cup indoors in a rental apartment/flat.

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Post# 464205 , Reply# 11   6/29/2023 at 20:20 (351 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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The Vacuum Warehouse in Richmond Hill is also selling the Henry Quick...that is where I got mine....same price

Gary


Post# 464208 , Reply# 12   6/29/2023 at 21:27 (351 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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How is it holding out over time, Gary? Any major problems?

I think it’s an excellent option - for those of us who don’t want a high maintenance bagless vac….


Post# 464234 , Reply# 13   6/30/2023 at 19:56 (350 days old) by countryguy (Astorville, ON, Canada)        

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Brian,

It has been a good stick vac to use so far. I have not even needed to change a pod yet. I did make a suggestion to Vacuum Warehouse to pass on to the manufacturer. Currently when the power nozzle is turned off (for bare floor cleaning), the headlight also turns off....I would prefer that it stays on so that it lights up the floor. I also have found quite a noticeable difference between normal and high suction when vacuuming the carpet. Regular cleans the carpet but on high I can really feel and see the difference in how the power head grooms the carpet.

Gary


Post# 464276 , Reply# 14   7/2/2023 at 20:14 (348 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Excellent idea…glad you sent your headlight comment to the manufacturer. I have always felt that headlights on a vac, even on a hose handle or wand, is a really useful feature that is often overlooked…especially on European vacs. Can’t imagine it would require complex wiring to keep the Quick’s headlight on when the brushroll is turned off.

Post# 464381 , Reply# 15   7/7/2023 at 01:11 (344 days old) by kirbylux77 (London, Ontario, Canada)        

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Well, the Henry Quick is a nice stick vacuum, I like that it is bagged with HEPA Cloth bags, and it looks very impressive from the online reviews I am seeing. However, there are a couple things that would make me say "no" to the Quick as a stick vacuum in my home:

1. No DuoClean powerhead & dual soft roller/carpet brushroll system. One of my biggest complaints with these stick vacuums is they really don't have a lot of suction & airflow - and if they do, it's when you use it on high power and you have to put up with draining the battery quick. This is actually one of the reasons why I bought my Shark Rocket HV381 with the DuoClean powerhead - I had doubts in my mind over how well a stick vacuum would clean hard floors with a carpet brushroll running at slow speed on it's hard floor setting. I felt that the soft roller would help to compensate for the lack of airflow & suction the stick vacuum would have, & I do feel the soft roller gets the hard floors cleaner with the Shark Rocket. As far as I'm concerned, it's a mandatory feature for me now. And no I would not settle for a separate fluffy roller head like Dyson stick vacuums, that would be a hassle to carry around a second head and swap out as you clean.

2. It doesn't have a cord. No, I wouldn't want a cordless vacuum. When I see Dyson batteries having to be replaced every 2 to 3 years, and essentially rendering a stick vacuum that doesn't have a replaceable battery useless when the battery dies, I won't have it in my home! It only takes a minute to wind up a cord when you're done. I am actually surprised that Numatic, considering their history in commercial vacuums and that there is a commercial Numatic version of the Henry Quick, didn't design a corded version for commercial users or people who would prefer a corded stick vacuum. At the very least, they should have designed a "battery pack" with a cord attached at the back to convert the Henry Quick from cordless to corded use, for those that prefer it or for jobs where the extended runtime from a corded vacuum would be useful.

3. Proprietary tools and no adapters to use standard tools. Seems to me the tools you get with a &750 CDN stick vacuum is rather sparse, especially compared to what's included with Dyson and Shark stick vacuums. They should have designed the tool attaching mechanism on the vacuum and tool neck the same as the Dyson V6 style, and state in the manual for users that want to add more attachments that they can buy & use Dyson V6 tools. Plus the Dyson V6 universal tool adapter already on the market could be used on the Henry Quick as well for users with old standard size tools they want to use.

As for Numatic contracting out the manufacture of the Henry Quick to KingClean in China, I don't mind at all and in fact prefer that they did. KingClean is proving themselves a capable vacuum manufacturer, and I think it was wise of Numatic to outsource to a manufacturer with experience designing & manufacturing stick vacuums. And I don't think that Numatic would ever bring the manufacturing in-house - why would they if they are satisfied with the design & quality of the product KingClean produces for them? They can focus on other core products in their business they excel at instead.

I will say this though - I do like the product, and as much as I like my Shark, if these changes were made to the Henry Quick's design, I would definitely buy one and replace the Shark.


Post# 464400 , Reply# 16   7/7/2023 at 15:09 (343 days old) by ilovehoovers (England)        
Just FYI

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The moving from China to the UK isn't speculation, it's confirmed. It'll be a while, but I asked at the factory and everyone from the factory manager to the CEO of Numatic said it will be.

The new factory plot is expansive however, and will take a few years to build, so it won't happen for a while.

Interestingly, I asked Chris Duncan (CEO of Numatic) what made them design the Henry Quick, and it turns out it started off as a domestic upright! They were about to launch it when they realised the market was shrinking too much for uprights and they had to make the vacuum smaller for it to be competitive. A few years later they completed the 'update' and announced the Quick!



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