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Old 03-17-2016, 12:04 AM
 
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there loud as hell
the filtration on them sucks
hard to maneuver
they don't clean as well as a unit with the beater brush on it
i'll stick to my rainbow
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Old 03-21-2016, 12:32 PM
 
Location: North Texas
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We use a cheap shop vac in the garage and to clean the cars and a pricier upright Oreck in the house. Works for us.
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Old 03-21-2016, 07:51 PM
 
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You might also try a leaf blower.
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Old 03-22-2016, 11:26 AM
 
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
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Shop vacs are ok to remove construction dust or liquids, but cleaning the house?
Never heard that someone use a shop vac for cleaning the house. They are noisy, poor filtration and not very efficient. They are very unstylish and they lack maneuverability. And it's a nightmare to empty a shop vac. Do they have an automatic cord wrap? Very unpractical.

It's better to buy a reliable high-quality canister vacuum for $200.

This one for example:

Amazon.de: Miele S 8340 EcoLine Lotusweiß Bodenstaubsauger EEK D / 1.200 Watt Efficiency-Motor / AirClean-Filter / 3-teiliges integriertes Zubehör / Comfort-Kabelaufwicklung / Plus/Minus-Fußsteuerung

somehow, style has never once entered the equation when I was shopping for a vacuum cleaner....
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Old 03-23-2016, 01:44 AM
 
Location: Kailua Kona, HI
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Shop vacs are ok to remove construction dust or liquids, but cleaning the house?
Never heard that someone use a shop vac for cleaning the house. They are noisy, poor filtration and not very efficient. They are very unstylish and they lack maneuverability. And it's a nightmare to empty a shop vac. Do they have an automatic cord wrap? Very unpractical.

It's better to buy a reliable high-quality canister vacuum for $200.

This one for example:

Amazon.de: Miele S 8340 EcoLine Lotusweiß Bodenstaubsauger EEK D / 1.200 Watt Efficiency-Motor / AirClean-Filter / 3-teiliges integriertes Zubehör / Comfort-Kabelaufwicklung / Plus/Minus-Fußsteuerung
I have all tile and wood and use a small shop vac all the time. Have for years. Not too concerned about how stylish my vacuum is! They're also much lighter. No big deal to empty it, just take off the top and dump in the trash (which I do outdoors). Shake out the paper filter and voila - all done. rinse off the foam filter occasionally. I don't notice a lot of dust left behind either as far as the filtering goes.
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:40 AM
 
Location: Whereever we have our RV parked
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Try vacuuming your carpet with a shop vac. Maybe then you'll find out why they cost more?
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Old 03-23-2016, 11:47 AM
 
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Everyone is free to do whatever they like, but I've always subscribed to the mentality of using the right tool for the job. A shop vac has it's pros and cons, just like a normal vacuum has it's pros and cons.


Vacuuming pet hair off a rug? I'll use my traditional style vacuum cleaner I think I paid $80 for. Does a great job of pulling fine dust particles out of carpet.


Kid spills ice cream sprinkles everywhere on the hardwood floor? I'll bust out my 12 gallon shop vac and use that. IIRC, I paid ~100ish for the shop vac and $40 for the HEPA filter currently in it. By no means cheap.
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Old 03-24-2016, 09:10 PM
 
Location: The Berk in Denver, CO USA
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It's better to buy a reliable high-quality canister vacuum for €177
This one for example: amazon.de/Miele-8340-EcoLine-comfort
Nice try.
Cheapest Miele in 'Murica is $400 USD.
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Old 04-14-2016, 03:49 PM
 
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Nice try.
Cheapest Miele in 'Murica is $400 USD.

Ohh, that's rather overpriced. The cheapest Miele vacuum in Germany cost 135 Euro, and the most expensive one cost 579 Euro, but that's a vacuum robot.
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Old 04-16-2016, 04:27 PM
 
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somehow, style has never once entered the equation when I was shopping for a vacuum cleaner....
You mean you don't vacuum in your evening gown/tuxedo?
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