Loud and Proud
Works well as described, to clean up garage and work bench mess. It is what it is. Very loud, so won't be using it inside the house and wrong shape for the car, apart from the fact that we'd probably be deafened in a confined space. Hope recommended Ryobi One+ interchangeable battery is not too powerful for it, as it roars like a lion. It is made of clear plastic which hopefully will not become brittle after extended use and possible overheating when used for workshop mess. I didn't find that it lacked power - rather too much, in fact, as prove...n by the noise. The shape of the wide hard plastic opening might disperse suction, as there are no extra attachments, etc, but that is the beauty of it - just using it for quick clean up jobs in the shed.
Purchased in December 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.
Not fit for purpose
Not fit for purpose. I’m quite surprised at all the positive reviews. I bought this to vacuum my car, but suction just isn’t enough; it can pick up very loose dirt or sand only. Super noisy. I’ll be returning For something more powerful.
Disappointed in suction ability
Having purchased my first Ryobi ( a cordless drill) many years ago and now the owner of over a dozen Ryobi cordless products (that I am very happy with), I thought the vacuum cleaner would be just the shot for vacuum cleaning the cars. This is the only Ryobi product in which I have been very disappointed. This is due to the lack of suction. We now have to revert to the plug-in vacuum cleaner for a though job when cleaning the cars. On the positive side, it is easy to empty the pick-up and clean the filter. The build quality is good and like all my other Ryobi products, interchangeable with my 5ah 18 v batteries.
Purchased in November 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse Retail Stores for $65.00.
Great Vacuum, word of caution
For those who don't use any other Ryobi One+ products and simply want the vacuum such as myself there are a couple of things to note. You need 3 things:
* The shell
* Charger for the battery
When I went to Bunnings I purchased the shell and a battery + charger combo pack which totalled around $150 for both, I've put this as the purchasing price as it's a fair estimate for someone who has no previous tools.
For the tool itself, I think it's great. Very handy for cleaning up small areas that a bulky vacuum would have trouble with. The...suction is not as strong as a regular vacuum but this is outweighed by how portable it is as well as how easy it is to empty out its contents. A secondary benefit is that because I now own the battery and charger I guess I can use more Ryobi One+ products now - not sure if that's a good thing or not?
Purchased in August 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse for $144.00.
Buy this and purchase the addons that are available at Bunnings as well
Buy this and then purchase the accessory addon, plus a 4.0 18V battery add on and you have a great little Vaccum that gets into all those nook and crannies in the car and gets into all those hard to reach areas around the house. https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-6-piece-vacuum-accessory-kit_p0134381 and/or this https://www.bunnings.com.au/ryobi-5-piece-hand-vacuum-stick-attachment-kit_p0134379
Purchased in March 2020 at Bunnings Warehouse.
A great addition to my One+ toolkit
Pretty hard to fault this vacuum, but if I had to I'd say it's louder than my old hand vac. Everything else is great! It gets into the tightest of spots with the brush attachment and is really easy to clean out. Unlike some other hand vacs, the front section and entire filter come completely off so there's no faffing about when trying to empty or clean it.
I own a handful of other One+ tools so I always have a charged battery handy in the workshop, which makes this far more convenient than my old hand vac was (that never seemed to be charged w...hen I needed it). It's way more convenient to quickly pop a battery in this than to wheel out the shop vac if all you have is a small mess. An invaluable tool for any workshop, at least if you're already invested in the One+ range.
Purchased in December 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $65.00.
Handy little Vacuum
I purchased a Ryobi 18V ONE+ Hand Vacuum, it has a strong suction to pick up dirt anywhere, it can be used in the garage or home. It also has a small brush attachment for furniture and cabinets. I would recommend this product.
Fully serviceable after 7 years.
Originally purchased to vacuum grit and dust from our car floor mats. Still used regularly for the car, it is now primarily used for cleaning up hair, skin scale and towel fluff on the tiled bathroom floor. I replaced the original battery 2 years ago and also the filter. We have found the product reliable and serviceable parts have been readily available.
Purchased in May 2012 at Bunnings Warehouse for $58.00.
Powerful and compact
We take this camping too keep our tow vehicle and caravan clean.
Powerful, light, excellent, efficient.
Thrilled with this addition to our Ryobi One collection. It came with an extension and floor head so no more bending over to do the tile floor in our caravan. 5star!
Purchased in February 2019 at Bunnings Warehouse for $99.00.
Weak vacuum and noisy
Poor performance, clumsy to use, uncomfortably noisy. Vacuum is weak, suitable for loose and light dust only. The nose is bulky, awkward and cannot get close enough to the corners.
Purchased in December 2017 for $80.00.
This is great for cars and around the house for spotcleans
I use this vacuum for my car. Its perfect to clean the car. I also use this vacuum on the carpet in my house to clean the corners or for spot cleans.
Along with that I also use it on the sofa when food particles falls on the sofa.
This vacuum is very handy and needed for quick clean ups.
I had to buy a battery and charger kit with it which costs a lot more than the vacuum but the entire combo is worth it.
Ryobi ONE+ Battery Vacuum
This is great but you can only buy it OF you already own the Ryobi ONE + battery pack as its just a 'skin' IE a device designed to work with the ONE+ system but you need to already own it as there is no battery or charger with this set.
Because the ONE+ operates off a powerful 18v battery, it's REALLY powerful. Handy size and easy to empty. Highly recommended IF you have the battery and charger.
Cars best handy vaccum
Every time driving towards the car wash coin was horrible, I received this as new bday gift from a friend and it’s working brilliant. I suggest this is perfect for car cleaning and regular cleaning on corners of walls and doors. it works perfect on pets hair stick to my car carpet as well
Great micro vac love it!
This is a VERY powerful mini vac because it draws power from the proper Ryobi ONE+ batteries which you swap in and out with other tools. The battery is vastly more powerful than the type you would normally find in vacuums like this so the result is tons of suction. I cant think of a better tool for the car carpet - Love it!
Excellent mini vac - must already have Ryobi battery
This is a really powerful little hand vacuum and does a great job for me vacuuming the leaves out of my car but be warned! You can't just go and buy this without already owning the Ryobi One+ battery and charger because it doesn't come with those. If you DO have those, then you will love it and I would say its a great addition to the set and the One+ battery provides much more oomph than you would normally expect with a mini vac.
Questions & Answers
How do I remove the filter on the hand held vac?
Simple to remove filter. First remove the nose cone section by pressing the grey button on top of the unit. It is just in front of the on/off switch.
Now with this cone removed, pull out the entire section from the cone by placing a finger at top and bottom of this section in the rectangular shape holes. Pull toward you. Take notice off the way it is removed as it must be replaced this same way.
With this section removed, empty out the dirt etc from this nose cone.
To clean the filter, remove the filter unit from the section by squeezing inwards, the lugs, one at the top and one at the bottom of the square filter holder. Once this filter is out, tap it repeatedly on to a sheet of paper to remove the dust. Maybe use a blower to blow the dust back out.
Replace the filter unit the same way it came out, making sure the the lugs click back into place. Replace this section back into the nose cone. Replace the nose cone back onto the vacuum unit by first engaging the lug at the bottom and then clicking the top button back in.
Another tip, I find this vacuum cleaner works best on mats etc by removing grey nose piece from the nose cone. Just pull it out. The grey nose piece with the little brush, is good for tight sections.
I am keen to buy one one of these to replace my utterly useless B&D unit which now (after only about 18 months) lasts about 30 seconds even on a full charge and does not have a replaceable battery. However I do not own any other Ryobi ONE+ power tools so what exactly do I need to buy apart from the vacuum unit itself? Is it just the charging base? If so what is the model?
You will need a Ryobi battery and charger for it: https://www.ryobi.com.au/power-tools/products/list/category/power-tool-batteries-chargers ......You can use the battery for other ryobi plus one products as seen here: https://www.ryobi.com.au/power-tools/products/list/family/one-plus ...... sometimes the product already has the battery and power pack that comes with it. You can also purchase different accessory kits for it. Hope this helps.
it only blows out how do i change that>
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