on August 17, 2012
Purchased Lil' Quickie 14.4V model #DCST01 metallic red in December 2010.
Pros: Had good suction when charged.
Stands up on it's own.
Cons: Charge didn't last very long. Motor speed slowed noticeably after just 3 or 4 minutes.
On/off switch unhandy when used as stick vac... must stoop down to turn on/off.
"Swivel" feature of the brush head is useless because when swiveled the head doesn't move... just the handle rotates so the head
does not change direction.
I used it primarily for quick pickups an average of 3-5 times per week for 3-5 minutes each time... about half the time as a handheld and half as a stick vac. After 18 months there became times when the charging light would not light without unplugging and replugging it. Eventually no matter what I did the light would only flash as it was being plugged in; i.e., it would not charge. I tried a different (comparable) charger with the same result. I tried the Lil' Quickie charger in another appliance and it worked just fine. I deduced the problem was in a component of the recharging circuitry. BTW, I also noted the Date Code on Lil' Quickie was 10/04 so it was 6 years old when I bought it new!