Good Little Workhorse.
This is a good little workhorse. Stylish and effective. It is powerful enough to provide good suction. Light weight and easily movable.
The only fault is in the capsule that stores the collection dust, it can be difficult to empty as dust gets stuck in the corners of the cylinder.
Overall value for money. I would purchase again.
While it seemed O.K. at first, the brush at the front fell out. Less than 3 months old. On returning it today 13th September for a refund we certainly did not want an exchange, an another staff member not the the assistant serving my husband said the brush on hers fell out out too. Disappointing as it was light (I do not have full use of my right arm) and the charge did our whole house which is two story and four bedrooms although it always needed to be emptied afterwards. Now we have to look for another brand which is light and does the job.
head broken after 11 months
it has been wonderful, unfortunately yesterday the head is broken, roller no longer spinning. bought in bunnings November last year, warranty is 2 years, but i could not locate the receipt, can they check the warranty by using serial number? i am still using the vacuum but without the roller, not really good, anyone can help? thx
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Worth to buy and recommended if you are looking for handheld vacuum
Very satisfied with this vacuum.
Suction is considerably good for handheld size vacuum and comparable with Dyson V6.
Battery can last for entire 2 bedrooms apartment with carpet flooring.
Dirt container is very easy to clean which I personally like the way it is designed.
It comes with continuous power latch! So you don't have to hold the trigger. Very smart design :)
Satisfied with its noise and it's not as loud as Dyson.
CONs: ...It takes around 5 hours for battery to be fully charged. Not easily manoeuvred probably because of its powered floorhead design. Hairs will stuck around the powered floorhead and it takes a little patience to remove it.
GOOD value and does the job
Got this handheld vaccumn to replace our ageing black and decker that has served us well.
Seems to do the job and hoping that it will be durable over time. The suction is sufficient and it cost us less than half the price of a Dyson V6. Battery life is better than the Dyson V6.
So easy to use
lightweight and easy to use and empty, i can vacuum my whole house without the battery dying.
Easy to maneuver into tight corners, has the capability for continuous use without having to keep your hand on the trigger. Great value for money and a 2 year warranty, make it a winner with me.
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Great Stick Vac
I am very happy with this stick vac it has great performance with great suction. It is lightweight so very easy to maneuver and the supplied attachments make it very versatile. I have owned the vac for only six months so can't comment on its longevity but so far so good.
Great stick vacuum
Love my Vax vx51. I use it most days around kitchen and living room, and the battery life is plenty long for that. It picks up dirt really easily and doesn't miss much, especially with the rotating head. Love that I can also use as a handheld without the stick. Great value for money
Very good but...
(Update after having it a year - I'm looking to get a dyson. Just don't find the suction that good and the hardfloor attachment just pushes dirt around. Not terrible but just don't have high expectations I guess you get what you pay for.)
Original review-I like everything about it except the quality of the hard floor attachment (additional accessory I had to special order). It really isn't soft and doesnt glide easily on the floors. Would probably have been better attaching felt pads to the head that comes with it. Great otherwise and glad I saved the money instead of getting a dyson.
Not so good
It's suction is good but not up to satisfaction and it is heavy which means not easy to maneuver. It's easy to clean and compact design is the best thing. It's more efficient on tiles as compared to carpet. I live in apartment and the area to vacuum is small.
I use this at least once a day to vacuum our tiles and carpet. We have an inside dog so of course, I like to get rid of the fur! And now that we have an almost crawling baby, cleaning the floors is a must. It's easy to clean, very light, picks up almost everything (sometimes it won't pick things up but it's not a big deal) and it's not too loud. My parents have one of the competitors version and they can't even finish their house with a full battery, I can vacuum our house twice on a full battery! Very happy with it. :)
I like it
I used to use the Electrolux 18v vacuum cleaner, but this vacuum is much more powerful, the battery lasts longer. More powerful compared to similar products and a great price compared to others. Picks up pet hair with ease! So light and easy to use. I love how long the reach is. I can stand upright. Easy to take the components on and off!
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Excellent Stick Vac
I have had this for a few months and I am really impressed so far. Battery life is excellent I easily get the claimed 22 min run time, suction is very good and is extremely powerful which really surprised me. Very easy to clean and the quality of the parts are very good.
I have 3 kids and a large house. I purchased this for small quick messes. I find it easy to maneuver and easy to charge although having girls the hair gets tangled easily which is a pain. Best used on carpet. I can zip around my 4 bedroom 2 living areas and hallways and study on a full charge. Have had it for about 6 months and it is still going strong. I do feel as though the suction is not the best as it does leave somethings behind.
Great little vacuum for small areas
This vacuum is so versatile and has all the attachments you'd need.
For a small apartment this vacuum is a life saver as it's so compact and can move so freely around small areas.
I wish I'd gotten a second for my friend.
Battery is enough to do a 2 bedroom apartment which is done within 20 minutes.
Cordless vacuums are the future - it's so handy to not bother with the tangles!
Its not the best vacuum cleaner for large areas. I prefer a dyson over this. The vax is great for one room but when your trying to do multiple rooms or the whole house it sort of loses its strength. Its a great interim vacuum but id recommend investing in something better for long term use.
What a fantastic product!
Forget Dyson this is fab! Perfect for hard floors you can whip around in no time. The battery for the suction amount is fine you just can't dawdle if you have more than 20mins to do. I can't believe how much it picked up and my other vacuum is a Miele. Would definitely purchase again.
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Great on hard tile floors but only ok on carpet
I find it a little top heavy and the swivel head is a little hard to control. When using on my carpeted floors (use the on/off button to activate the brushbar rotating option) it tends to lift off the floor so I need to use 2 hands to exert more pressure so it stays in contact to the floor. I find it great on my tiled floors. You can turn off the brushbar option when doing hard floors. A shame it will not get right under the furniture as the the motor part gets in way of lying down flat to achieve that purpose. The motor is noisy too. The dust ...bin does not empty well either. I need to stick my finger in to dislodge the dust/debris from the inside. Another big problem is it is very difficult to pull apart. The instructions state to press the handheld release clip to pull to separate the handheld from the reach wand. Very difficult to do and I struggle doing this every time. I do like that I can easily remove and clean the brush bar in the swivel head. There is a wall mount that comes with this and other tools which are handy: 3 in 1 tool and a pet/stair tool. I use this every other day on my 4 bedroom house and it keeps it charge for entire clean and I do recharge after every use. I will not be buying this again in the future.
A great little handy vacuum does its job while saving you money, purchased this on Target Ebay to replace our old heavy vacuum cleaner. The vacuum cleaner is lightweight, cordless design make cleaning all areas of our home easy, pick up lots pet hair from our floors, the battery life is great.
Good, not great
This is a good vacuum cleaner, it has reasonable suction considering the size and the battery time is good, plenty of battery to get around our three bedroom hardwood floor house. My only real complaint would be maneuverability, the swivel head at the end of the vacuum turns too easily, making it difficult to push in a straight line.
Questions & Answers
I have a Vax V51 model slim upright and I have lost the charger cable/plug. I have found one on Ebay but it is $40 with postage. Does anyone know of an alternative for charging this model and is this the usual price for a replacement charger? Thanks.
Has any one had a problem with the little rubber thing inside the where the wand attaches to the cylinder closing over while you are vacuuming therefore nothing gets picked up.
All the stuff just sits in the wand part as it cant get through to the cylinder.
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