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Vax VX40

Vax VX40

MPNs: 3114, VAX-VX40 and VX40
3.6 from 15 reviews · View Statistics

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Bob C
Bob CBrisbane
  • 6 reviews

Much better value and more efficient than some big priced items like Dyson.


We had an expensive piece of garbage than just stopped about a month out of warranty. To even evaluate it for repair would have cost over $100 ("These are very difficult to fix") were the exact words so we went to Bunnings and purchased the Vax and haven't looked back. We had a Vax previously and it lasted 10 years but my wife was talked into an expensive one that not only was useless but also hurt your back. The moral is "if you find a reliable product stick with it and don't listen to the hype of salesmen oops salespersons.

Date PurchasedNov 2017
PalerangSouth-Eastern Region, NSW
  • 26 reviews
  • Verified

Plain and simple, and it works


I bought this vacuum cleaner after using the same type at our ski lodge. and because I absolutely hated my horrible Hoover Pet one, which was (and still is) useless.

You can actually use this without the dust bag and I tried that, but decided it's probably better with a bag. Have been working through the bags at Bunnings, but so far no luck, but you can get these bags on eBay for less than the official price.

It's noisy but not too bad, it sucks up stuff including off a hard floor (which stumped the Hoover) and I can use the Hoover's attachments too, but haven't bothered yet. Nice long cord, very portable (I have lots of steps), and it WORKS.

Date PurchasedJuly 2018
  • 2 reviews

no frills power


this vaccum is good value for money, plenty of power makes easy going for hard floors and carpet. the unit sounds like a jet aircraft and is quite noisy to operate.hoses and wand tubes are flimsy and the replacement bags are expensive but for under a hundred dollars it's pretty good

Date PurchasedNov 2017
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cos lettuce
cos lettuceFrankston
  • 6 reviews
  • 1 like

Great extension. cant live without.

  • 6 reviews

It's great... except for one thing


This vacuum is great, I use it everyday
But there is one thing I didn't really like & that is the vacuum head, both tube & head is plastic & the head doesn't do very good on carpet because of the fantastic suction it just doesn't move, but other then that it is a great vacuum, :)

Date PurchasedJuly 2017
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Wendy Z.12 Nov 2019
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Nat. WMurray Region, NSW
  • 2 reviews

Fantastic suction!


Great vac compared to the bagless ones I have used. Excellent suction, lightweight and easy to move around. Picks up cat hair no problem. Only negative is that this model only comes with cheap plastic non adjustable wand which can fall apart while vacuuming if you don't keep pushing it back in. Am considering purchasing a steel adjustable wand.

Date PurchasedJune 2016
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Vax wet/dry vacuum


The Vax VX40 wet/dry vac is a brilliant little drum type vacuum. Has great suction and capacity. Is also very easy to manoeuvre around the house. In my opinion, I think the only thing that lets down this model of Vax is the plastic vacuum tube. It has a tendency to warp whilst vacuuming which makes getting through thick pile carpet a little time consuming because you don't want to put too much pressure on the vacuum tube.

Date PurchasedDec 2016
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Questions & Answers


What size paper dust bag goes in it?

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Allan H.
Allan H.asked

Can u get shampoo option like first vax

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My VAX VX40 isn’t sucking at all. The outer filter keeps dropping of in the barrel when I have emptied it. Anybody know why

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CategoryBarrel Vacuum Cleaners
Price (RRP) $99.00
Bin Capacity20 L
HEPA FilterYes
Weight5.1 kg
Cord Length8 m
Power1,250 W
Manufacturer Warranty2 year(s)
ManualDownload manual
  • MPN: 3114, VAX-VX40 and VX40
  • GTIN13: 9322191340156

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