The tool is heavy enough where it pushes down on the ground and actually gets up stubborn dirt and grime but the second you turn it on it feels as light as a feather. I could move it around with a single finger.
I used to have a swiffer wet jet and it took me about 40 min to “clean” my hardwoods. 40 min later I was left with a sore back and smudges from the puppy all over the floor. I didn’t have the stamina or desire to go back and redo it. Additionally I would have to buy plastic backed disposable pads which are terrible for the environment.
This tool leaves NO smudge marks and the reusable pads are thick and HIGHLY effective. It now only takes me 10 min to clean the floors and I actually enjoy it!!!
Ignore the overly picky reviews and just buy the thing. It’s one of those devices where after you’ve bought it you say to yourself “damn I should have done this 5 years ago. I’m mad at how much time and energy I’ve wasted”.