Ryobi v Dyson
We had a similar Dyson stick vacuum and was just say "Average" and the battery power did not last long only around 20 minutes.
The Ryobi is heavy but you adapt. The battery lasts long enough to do the whole house.
50% of the floor is timber and the other 50% is slate and a few rugs.
For this type of flooring a very good product.
With cleaning, I just remove the whole canister each time, remove the filters, empty canister and then use my Ryobi battery blower to clean the filters.
Its Just Bad
I had high hopes because I love all of my Ryobi gear but this isnt just below the mark, its about 100 yards off it. It doesnt pick up a quarter of the stuff my old $140 Vax did. It just moves things around so it takes triple the time to vacuum.
Every vacuum has a high pitch but this thing is next level.
The catcher needs to be at least double the size
Dont even try using this thing on tiles.
Nice try Ryobi but stick to power tools.
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...
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.
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?!
- Verified purchase
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.
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
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.
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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