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Brush and Beater Bar are worthless
on January 7, 2006
The suction is good.
The long power cord is good.
The bagless part is good.
The weight of the unit is good.
The hose doesn't really stretch more than a few inches. So when using the wand attachment you don't have a lot of "hose" to work with. So that's bad. Also, the unit "vents" a LOT of air out the side. When I clean my hard-wood staircase this winds up blowing more cathair and dust off the stairs than the wand sucks up. This would probably not be a problem on carpet, except for ...
The revolving brush-head is NOT motorized. Instead, it spins like a "pinwheel" from the power of the vacuum. The vacuum, while good, is simply NOT powerful enough to spin the brush and beater-bar while held against a sofa-cushion, or carpet, or much of anything really. The revolving brush attachment is *completely* worthless.
If all you need is a powerfull hand-held, wand-sucky, bagless, canister with a long cord, this is probably your vacuum.
If you are trying to suck pet hair off a couch, or clean carpeted stairs you should look at another unit.