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Not good for heavier debris
on April 5, 2016
I used this vacuum on my wood floors for about 2 years. It does a good job picking up pet hair and dust. It gets the edges well. However, don't expect it to pick up anything heavier than hair and dust. My son had a canister of air soft pellets, which are like plastic BBS, and he dumped the whole thing out on the floor. We swept them up with a broom so he could put them back in the canister. But of course we missed some where they rolled everywhere. So I thought I could just vacuum them up with the Bissell Power edge. I was wrong. It wouldn't pick up a single one. It won't pick up anything heavy like a clod of dirt or even a staple. I have boys who like to go out in the woods so naturally they bring clods of dirt back inside with them but we have to sweep them up with a broom.
This vacuum is great if you only have hair and dust and crumbs on the floor but if you have heavier debris on a regular basis, you should look elsewhere. I have found happiness with the Shark lift away. I've only had it for about 4 months but so far so good.