Fatally flawed product though has some good points
After having owned the Ryobi stick vac for 7 months now, I can't recommend it in any way.
I love the One+ range of tools generally, but this one is terrible.
The fatal issue it has is the brush head. The bearing on the belt driven side of the head overheats and eventually ceases up completely. I thought it was just a manufacturing fault with my particular one, so took it back and replaced it, but now the replacement has started doing the same thing. On top of this my wife finds it too heavy to use comfortably, so I end up doing all the vacuu...
Very good and affordable
I use my Ryobi stick vacuum cleaner on tiles and carpets. So more convenient than my regular vacuur cleaner regarding no cords and easy to use, especially with exstra fittings and light - easy to reach small areas and under beds where my regular vacuum doesn't fit. As we got plenty of Ryobi products and extra batteries, I never run out power.
Worst stick vac I have ever used.
Worst stick vac I have ever used. after only about 30 seconds of use it looses suction and then spits out everything it's already sucked. I don't believe any of the positive reviews on here as it definitely does not have a high suck even right at the start when empty.
Purchased for A$349.00.
Tile, floorboards and carpet were all vacuumed well with this, best if you have a couple of batteries to swap over half way through and empty it just to keep it working at its optimum. I have a Dyson that I normally use and this did a fantastic job for the money. The power head is great and it’s fantastic for under furniture. The only thing I would say is the attachments could fit a little better but in many ways more useful than my Dyson. Very happy with this as a product.
Bought not long ago and was impressed by suction. Used regularly with a 5amp battery.
A little on heavy side so prob better with a 2amp battery for weight.
Lot cheaper than Dyson with comparable effectiveness according to Choice.
wow. This is so powerful.
I think people complaining about not powerful should upgrade their battery as 5AH battery and upward gives more power to perform. This gets all the tiny particles in carpet. Yes it's bit noisy like a jet engine but this is the tool for me. Only cons would be bin size.
Don’t believe the positive reviews
Vinyl planking & low-pile carpet. It became evident in the first few weeks that we had been duped by the online ratings as this vacuum did not live up to the hype.
This unit should come with complimentary hearing protection!
On-board tools are not very versatile, the wand connections very difficult to pull apart.
When you turn it off and pick it up, all dirt stuck in the head unit falls back onto the ground.
Flimsy and not durable, spinning turbo head no longer spins, meaning it has limited suction ability
The only good thing about this stick vacuum was the battery life.
Did I mention noisy?!
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A great cordless stick vac and the ability to use my Ryobi One batteries is icing on the cake
This is a very good stick vac. Replaced a Hoover stick vac with this vac and it is chalk and cheese. Picks up way more stuff out of the carpet. Cleaning out the dust canister is easy. Cleaning the filter is a bit more effort but straightforward. Using the Ryobi One batteries is great - if I run out of juice half way around the house I just slip on the second battery and keep going. Highly recommended.
Purchased this stick vac about 12 months ago and use it on all sorts of surfaces in our cleaning businesses.
Positives are ease of use and dual mode power head (on/off), although a little heavy with a 6AHR battery. It does CGD and loop pile carpets with ease and switch off the power head for hard surfaces. Battery changing is awesome and emptying the box is easy. Parts are easy to get.
Negatives are the noise is a little piercing and loud. The entrance to the filter box is a bit small and sometimes get blocked. Not great on really thick carpets. Performs better than most other stick vacs in the price bracket and using the batteries from the other 18v one+ Range is a bonus.
Best stick vacuum we have used
Works great on carpet, used this after we had already gone over our carpet with our Electrolux cyclone vacuum and pulled a heap of pet hair and, gross but everyone has dust which is actually dead skin, dust/dead skin that our supposedly more powerful bag less cyclone barely vac didn’t get.
Same story through the rest of the house which is a 4 bedroom house with 2 living areas and finished it with 2x 2.5Ah batteries.
We bought the skin without battery and charger as we already have 3 batteries and 2 chargers for our other tools.
I don’t know wha...
Still don't like stick vacs
I've used heaps of stick vacs and this is one of the better ones, but still not fussed on it.
It's good for running over the floors daily. If you have a dog, it will soon fill up.
It's fairly noisy and not very pleasant audibly.
Don't bother using on carpet.
It's useless without the power head too e.g. trying to vacuum the car.
It does last a while on a charge, and the option to swap out batteries is great.
At the price through, wish I'd bought a cheaper stick vac and a ryobi shop vac for doing the cars
Solid Vacuum cleaner
Just bought this yesterday together with the blower from Bunnings. Read a lot of reviews before I decided to get this.
After buying a cheap one from eBay that couldn't suck, I was ready to pay a bit more but not too much.
Just vacuum the whole house on the 5Ah battery, 4 rugs/carpets and wooden boards. It did the job really well. Suction is really good, as the brush less motor is quite powerful. The battery doesn't seem to have gone halfway and probably can go another 20 mins.
The prefilter/filter assembly probably shd be cleaned each time to e...
Purchased in October 2019 for A$349.00.
Better battery life than a dyson
I bought this for my work in real estate. I can keep it in my car and use it here and there and charge the battery once a week.
Most of them only last 20 mins.
I did upgrade and buy the larger battery instead though.
Apart from what seems to be good suction, there is not anything I like about this vacuum. Firstly, it is very heavy. Secondly, the handle is too short and cannot be extended. Lastly, does not perform on rug. I am taking it back for a refund
Very good for the money
Recently purchased the Ryobi stick vacuum based on good reviews, already having 4 batteries in my Ryobi arsenal of tools, and the price. Compared to the new Dyson at over $1000 it represents excellent value. My old Dyson stick has packed it in only working on slow speed and not for very long.
Happy with the Ryobi, it is a little top heavy, the collection container could be larger and the filter needs tip be cleaned often. A tip here, to make this quick I take the filter out with both the hepa filter and fluff catcher still clipped togethe...
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Lightweight and easy to use.
I really like this vacuum cleaner, it's great for stairs, great for my car because it's cordless and can be made into a hand held vac. It has a brush and crevice tool with an attachment to keep them altogether in the stick so you don't lose them. There is a stand so that you can create a charging station and the battery last longer than a lot of other cordless vacs. It has enough guts to do my carpet and then slides easily over my tiles for that quick clean.
It may be abit more heavier and abit more louder but it puts our Dyson to Shame. Since day dot from coming out of the box the Ryobi R18SV7 has preformed far better than it's revel Dyson. Recommend to everyone.
Purchased in January 2019 for A$260.00.
Great power tools but their Stick vacuum falls short.
I purchased a Ryobi R18SV7 a month ago and have found it to be disappointing.
I have a hard floor throughout my home.
Suction I give it only 2 out of 5.
Vacuuming of rugs I give it 0 out of 5 as the slightest bit of fluff stops the brush from spinning.
Most of my power tools that I use are Ryobi and can't fault them which is why I bought it.
Loud, but powerful
Finally got my hands on one after waiting for more than 6 months for this to be released into Australia.
Not sure the powers that be, but it is frustrating as an Aussie to be treated as second-class citizens. Just look at the Ryobi website from our friends in the states and see how many more product offerings they have access to while we wait to be trickle-fed more products. Also, notice how the products that reach our shores (the exact same ones, mind you) are limited in some ways. The brushless impact driver over there has the very useful ...belt clip. The ones we have don't. And to infuriate me further, there are even mounting holes near the battery compartment just to rub it in your face that "yes, this tool was designed to have a belt clip, but guess what, Imma take that away from you on purpose, cuz you're an Aussie!". The 11L (called the 3gal) project vacuum cleaner over in the states is advertised as a "wet 'n' dry" vacuum. Over here? Dry only. So for that, boo, Ryobi. Big Fat Slobbery Boo. I know this snippet feels insignificant to you and you won't change your ways, but nevertheless, boo! I can understand and accept that our market isn't as big compared to the states, so that we don't exactly have the buying volume to make demands of full product availability, but the deliberate nerfing of products? Come on! Anyway, sorry to diverge. Had to let that out somewhere and unfortunately you guys happened to be my best outlet. Now this vacuum cleaner is quite noisy, and has that jet-engine high pitch whir. The swivel-head power brush feels quite nice to handle and does a brilliant job at kicking up dirt. However, the reason why I decided not to give it a full 5 stars were due to the following drawbacks:
Heavy and noisy
We bought this vacuum to use for cleaning the car and our caravan and ended up taking it back. Full praise to Bunnings tho for the no hassle return of it .
The vacume was very heavy and became hard to hold after a while when cleaning the car, the weight wasn't much of a problem when using in full vacume length.
The vacume makes a loud ear piercing niose constantly that was impossible to deal with.
All up very disappointed it is no comparison to our basic Dyson stick vac for the same sort of $
This is the firs Ryobi one+ product ive been not happy with as i have many and have usually full praise for the brand
Questions & Answers
Overall I am not unhappy with the Ryobi on carpet.. it seems to fluff up the carpet nicely and is easy to use.. (much better than having a cord).. but I really struggle with getting the right combination of the filter and pre-filter in.. are there any sites to look at how to install? It needs cleaning out every time I use it, so it would be great to get this sorted?
Mine came pre-installed... And you are not supposed to wash the paper filter but can wash the prefilter. I have actually taken it apart many times to wash the plastic dust box as well with no problem.
Have a look at the picture on your manual and see if you can find clues. If things fit nicely, then you should be on the right track. If you have to force things in, then chances are you're probably not doing the right thing.
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