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Our Kenmore Vacuum cleaner started to smell like the motor/wiring burning Today,I knew this was going to happen soon ,I have been repairing all the plugs,connections,roller brush, for the last 3 years.
Anyhow,I'm now looking for a decent vacuum that's not going to fall apart in 2-3 years,Miele ,Kirby,Filter queen,Dyson,which one do you have ?how long have you had it?are you happy with it?
 

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We have had a Dyson Stowaway for five or six years and the thing will still suck the hair of the cat. I like the no bag concept, it is so easy to wash and clean the cannister, also designed so you can take the head apart easily and clean it.
Had a problem with a hose but it was replaced no charge. All in all pretty good machine.

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Consumer reports says one of the Kenmores is the best. It ll suck the chrome off a trailer hitch.

- Clint Searl
.I need a vacuum that sucks the trailer hitch and the chrome on it.I have had good service from the 2 Kenmore vacuums in the last 30 years or so but all I hear nowadays is the newer ones are junk ,don't last more than 3-5 years
 

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I would stick with the old names.. Some new ones cost over $1200 and they suppose to clean the air from all sorts of things. But remember most rich folk's kids died in the 1700's because they refused to let them get exposed to the elements as the poor kids did and the poor kids survived. Carpet is something you want to get rid of as it collects all kinds of things you don't want in your house. Area rugs are the best thing to have because you can take them outside and wash them through once a year. This was practiced for thousands of years for a good reason and with good results. Wall to wall carpet is not a good idea regardless of how attractive it looks.
 

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But remember most rich folk s kids died in the 1700 s because they refused to let them get exposed to the elements as the poor kids did and the poor kids survived.
Umm, no. Take it from a historian, being rich made your chances of survival incredibly better. Hobbes was speaking about the medieval period but it holds for the pre-modern world as well (for the poor at least) when he said that life was "nasty, brutish, and short". Prior to antibiotics even a small infection could do you in.
 

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JADobson, maybe more poor folks died than rich ones.. I was talking about their kids in that era. In Europe, if your wife was fat, it meant riches as they could afford to eat. In other cultures, having a black teeth meant you could afford sugar and thus poor folks wold paint their teeth in order to pretend to be "rich". All those dietary indications in real terms were bad for your health; the ones that faked it had a better chance of survival. In so far as statistics, yes, more poor died than wealthy.
 

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Weve got one of those dyson ball vacs and its awesome on carpet but it wont pick up a cheerio off of a hardwood floor, it just pushes it around. Using the hose on it also tends to tip the whole thing over or youve got to use it at such an angle it restricts air flow. All in all, if youve got pets that shed and some to a lot of carpet, its killer. If youve got kids that drop more cheerios than they ingest look elsewhere.
 

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Weve got one of those dyson ball vacs and its awesome on carpet but it wont pick up a cheerio off of a hardwood floor, it just pushes it around. Using the hose on it also tends to tip the whole thing over or youve got to use it at such an angle it restricts air flow. All in all, if youve got pets that shed and some to a lot of carpet, its killer. If youve got kids that drop more cheerios than they ingest look elsewhere.

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Good to know what Dyson can and cannot do,I used to hear a lot of praises about their vacuums but it looks like their quality has gone down the tube .
Don't they (manufacturers) make good products any more?
 

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Wifey has a Miele. They are really well made. Had it 3 or 4 years with no issues. Averages about an hour per day running it. She's a type A. The way the smooth floor attachment is made you only have to get close to the Cheerio and it grabs it. There are openings in the bristles that allow for debris to be captured without actually running over it.
 

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Second the Miele. Don't bother super high end, we have an Olympus, which the dealer we bought from highly recommended for my allergies. Said all the extra Hepa and filters aren't worth it as long as you vacuum regularly, not that I do . . . The replacement bags are a bit pricey but we get these from Amazon and they work great. http://www.amazon.com/Vacuum-Allergen-Designed-Engineered-Crucial/dp/B00IIP4000/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1411994787&sr=8-4&keywords=miele+vacuum+bags

Oh, to add, we've had it for about 4 years, no problems. My previous was a Miele as well, which I assume is still going. I was living overseas and left it with my ex-husband when moving back.
 

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That Rainbow vacuums,had never heard of them before but they seem to be well built,I'll check with my boss to see if she would consider them over Miele.I think we'll be happy with either brand .
Thank you for for your recommendation.
 

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I have the Rigid TS3650. Mine's about 2 years old now and I'm pretty happy with it, though in my dream shop, it will be replaced with a SawStop cabinet saw. The only knock I've got on the TS3650 is the arbor they shipped with mine has a groove cut into the threads just past the 1/8" point, which is precisely where your first chipper sits if you use a dado head. That means that th first chipper cut will be "high" (deeper) than the rest of the cut. One of my applications is to use the Freud Box-Joint two-blade system, so to handle this problem I bought two CMT stabilizers to space my blades out 1/4", just past this groove, but of course that means I can't use a 3/4" stack anymore since the arbor isn't long enough to accommodate the spacers plus 3/4" of dado-but it works fine for my box-joint blades. I've heard that Rigid has sent new arbors to some people who complained. I usually use a router to cut dados for shelving, so I mostly just live with (or use a shoulder plane on) the non-uniform bottom if I cut them on the TS. All that said, I've got no other complaints about this saw. Woodline and a few other places sell ZC inserts for this saw made from HDPE if you don't want to make them yourself.
 

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LOL, I always thought you were confused.

I have the Rigid TS3650. Mine's about 2 years old now and I'm pretty happy with it, though in my dream shop, it will be replaced with a SawStop cabinet saw. The only knock I've got on the TS3650 is the arbor they shipped with mine has a groove cut into the threads just past the 1/8" point, which is precisely where your first chipper sits if you use a dado head. That means that th first chipper cut will be "high" (deeper) than the rest of the cut. One of my applications is to use the Freud Box-Joint two-blade system, so to handle this problem I bought two CMT stabilizers to space my blades out 1/4", just past this groove, but of course that means I can't use a 3/4" stack anymore since the arbor isn't long enough to accommodate the spacers plus 3/4" of dado-but it works fine for my box-joint blades. I've heard that Rigid has sent new arbors to some people who complained. I usually use a router to cut dados for shelving, so I mostly just live with (or use a shoulder plane on) the non-uniform bottom if I cut them on the TS. All that said, I've got no other complaints about this saw. Woodline and a few other places sell ZC inserts for this saw made from HDPE if you don't want to make them yourself.

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I'm not sold on the Dyson, I've not had the luck most others have had with them, I just recently purchased a brand new $350 paper weight or pile of junk, I replaced it with the shark, if you compare the two in cost, Shark and Dyson, you're not going to spend near as much for the shark as you did on the Dyson and you'll get better preformance, to me the Dyson's are way over rated and over priced, chrisstef, is also right about the Dyson just pushing debris around on hard floors and not picking it up.

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Shark NV501 or 502 Rotator Professional Lift-Away Vacuum, I have both the Dyson and the Shark and the Shark way out preforms the Dyson, plus it's not near the cost.

Now as for as what Alaskaguy mentioned the Rainbow Vacuum, these are the elite of and over all Vacuums and it'll be the last vacuum you'll ever buy, even a reconditioned Rainbow would be a good choice and still out preform any and all vacuum's including Dyson, Comparing a Rainbow to a Dyson is like Comparing a Bentley to a Kia but as Alaskaguy mentioned they are priced very.. high a new Rainbow is going to cost you over $2000 dollars so they aren't practical for the middle class, I owned one, purchased it reconditioned for $600, kept if for over 20 years and never lost it's performance and regret ever replacing it, they are a canister vacuum and can take up a lot of room the closet and I also thought I was ready for a change boy did I make a mistake getting rid of it, but even after 20 years I still sold it for $150 they hold their value, they use a water filtering system, all debris are deposited into a canister of water and you just simply dump the water and clean out the canister once your done, there are no dust particles to escape.

Ken the reason you've never heard of a Rainbow is because they were a door-to-door sales only and since times have changed they no longer do the door to door but you can still purchase them from special dealers.

Here is a photo of what the Dyson left on my carpet that the shark picked up and this came from only one room.

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