Faulty after 12 months
It was working great for the first year and then would cut out randomly.
I thoroughly cleaned it and replaced the filter but it continued to get worse.
Now at 18 months old it only runs for 15-20 seconds at a time, then cuts out and won't restart for another 10-15 seconds.
After searching reviews online you can see that this is clearly a design fault with a lot of similar complaints.
Purchased in at Sydney Tools for $190.
This has been a great vacuum. I use it to clean up concrete dust at customers homes and it performs well, requiring frequent cleaning due to the fine nature of the dust however it’s not unusual for this on any machine. Run time is decent however I’ve not used it long enough to deplete the batteries yet. I have no complains about it so far.
Carpet and polished floor boards. It works without fear.. strong enough to move objects . Cat and dog love it.. it’s a fast man broom for dog hair. Dust your house in seconds..
Purchased in at Toolmart for $200.
The reviewer stated that an incentive was offered for this review
Multi use vac wecum
I was concerned between this and wet and dry vacuum. Many review shows wet dry one is very loud. As my work produces dry dirt and waste, I chose this one. Battery drains little bit quick. However other brands are same for vacuum cleaners.
Only complaint is no shoulder strip. No egonimic design for long term use. Milwaukee Back pack vacuum will be my next.
Purchased in at Total Tools Physical store for $191.
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M18 vac. Great with one caveat
I work as a maintenance carpenter in Public Housing. I carpent, then have to clean up before the house is handed back to the Department. Those of us without a vac use a yard broom which is fine but tiring on carpet. Originally I had the 18 volt Makita vac as Milwaukee did not have a sensible or useful 18 v jobby. The Makita was stolen along with $7,000 worth of tools and batteries in which time Milwaukee had brought out this model. There is one thing that one expects from a vacuum cleaner: that it suck. This one does. It moves more air than the...Makita and has a larger recepticle so it goes longer between emptyings. The paper filter is excellent, it bangs out clean very easily, just don't get it wet. It is tough. Because of the nasty design of the connection between the wands and the body, I have dropped it many times and, as the motto says, "Nothing but heavy duty" It really is robust. I use a nine amp hour battery on mine so it weighs a fair bit. All of that weight means that on occasion it hits the floor pretty hard, but no damage. Back to the caveat, the nastily designed connector. The person who designed it should be flayed with a maggoty cat, then shot, burned and annoyed on. It is a taper for heaven's sake. You can't chop bits off it and expect it to function correctly. Pulling the machine towards you as you tend to when sucking up saw dust on carpet will dislodge the wand. Holding the machine by the wand will dislodge the body with a resounding clatter and a few choise expeltives directed at the person with testicular anaesthesia who designed it. Apart from that rather glaring flaw, this is a fine machine. Vety tough, reasonable juice consumption, fairly comfortable to use except for the fact that the wands could be six inches longer. The length if the wands was a problem on the Makita as well. Just to short even for a short 5'8"" person and way to short for a 6" er. Like many other Milwaukee tools I own, I don't particularly like it. But I have to say of all of them that they are very tough and really do the job.
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