@SteveOOO The Amazon listing is not the same. It also includes the Crevice and Upholstery tools.
Overall I tend to think that these “dustbuster with an extension tube” vacuums tend to work poorly as they have to suck the dirt all the way up the tube before it is deposited in the chamber. They are usually just a little bit too wimpy and dirt ends up hovering about knee height in the tube until it clogs up. Then you turn it off and all of that suspended dirt just falls out of the bottom. The combination of long tube and having to run for many minutes off of a too-small battery is just not good.
@jandrese@SteveOOO I bought a refurbished similar Shark from Woot. It does a good job on hard floors and I’m happy with it, but it needs more power. It has a single setting on switch, and a trigger for extra power. I use the trigger all the time. Looks like meh’s model has the trigger too. Just make them more powerful. Jeez.
@jandrese@MarkML@SteveOOO the whole “more power “ button is to extend battery life. They would sell less if they had to say it lasts 10 minutes at full power instead 40 at half power. I have a Dyson V7 with the same deal, does a decent job on normal but better at MAX but with my sad old battery MAX kills the battery in 2~3 minutes
@jandrese@MarkML@oldmantick@SteveOOO All of this is why I was glad to discover that Ryobi makes a stick vac that uses their 18V ONE+ battery packs. I can stick the 9Ah pack on it and run it for as long as it takes. And I can swap to a fresh pack, for that matter. Yes, it’s heavier than most others. I don’t care; the extra weight is a good trade for the extra runtime. (I just wish the debris tank was a bit bigger and easier to fully clean out.)
They are usually just a little bit too wimpy and dirt ends up hovering about knee height in the tube until it clogs up.
I have not seen that with the ones I’ve used unless there was a restriction due to a clog somewhere, I guess I’ve been lucky. I will admit that my Tineco would plug its final filter and lose suction with distressing speed, but when the filter was fresh, it picked up pretty much anything that wasn’t too big to pass up the tube.
@unksol oh, I know. I was just speaking tongue-in-cheek. We own two shark vacs, also got them from woot or meh (don’t remember now). The second we got because the first was awesome. Both still work perfectly.
@oldmantick you should be able to get those. I mean not from meh but it’s not too hard to get/make packs and change the connectors for plug in packs. Technically all you need is something in the same form factor and chemistry and you can change the plug end. They usually usestandard cells so not a lot of shape variety.
If you actually had to build one into a fixed separate pack like a 18V power tool. You need a spot welder and some skill
@unksol there’s lots of 3rd party options for batteries
I have three ongoing projects rebuilding or adapting battery packs for power tools
The problem with the vacuum is my wife uses it so that means reliability, no duct tape and no flapping wires with a plug you couldn’t fit inside the chassis
Yes I want more solder and yes a crimp connector is better. But they do work. And seal well. And if you just need to graft a connector onto a pack it should work. Any 4 cell 18650 pack is just a square. Buy one, cut off the end, replace plug.
@oldmantick@unksol If you need an 8.4V 4-cell 18650 pack with a pigtail, those are readily available as external battery packs for bike headlights, but the amp capacity may not be high enough for some applications.
@oldmantick@werehatrack I believe that’s what’s in the bots. They can run for an hour. Obviously would depend on the specific product I was just getting at there’s probably a similar form factor pack. Based on 18650s with similar discharge rates you could just. Swap in. Actually building one with good cells would be better but you really do need a spot welder. And safety gear. And if high discharge… Don’t use shit parts
Well this is embarrassing. Thanks for finding the comps, this seems to be an actual instance where we’ve been beat and aren’t able to beat them back.
To be clear, we don’t price match as a policy, but in this case I want to try something: Anyone who buys this (including those who already have) will be getting FOUR uses of a $10 coupon for Meh that you can use sometime this year.
That’s equivalent to $40 off, if you buy more stuff from us. Obviously this only benefits you if you’re a Meh regular, so take that into consideration. And this’ll be 4 uses per vac you buy, so if you buy 3 vacs you’ll get 12 uses of it (but keep in mind the same expiration).
Meanwhile, we’re going to step up our price checking and negotiations so this hopefully stays very rare.
With my old-style upright vacuum, I don’t have a problem with the rollers getting dog hair wrapped around them (my hair is another story). What I have trouble with is getting the hair out of the canister. It works its way into every little space there is, and it takes forever to clean it out.
@lisagd I still say that it’s really hard to beat a bagged vacuum for ease of maintenance. Yes, you have to buy the bags, but as long as they’re properly installed, they make the cleanup So Much EASIER.
@dave was wondering the same/checking back in case it was gonna be one of those generic codes tied to your account. Hadn’t seen an email yet/checked junk folder etc. But I know it takes a bit to implement
@customers Hey guys! Sorry for the delay, but I wanted to let everyone know that your coupons for this purchase are in the works and we hope to have them in your inboxes by the end of the day Wednesday. Keep an eye out for the email and be sure to check your spam folders as well since not all email clients love us like you do.
I was a traitor and bought one of these from Woot (I had a ten dollar coupon). And was shocked at how well it did on carpets. My old Eureka upright won’t be going to the dump anytime soon, I probably need to run that once in a while to get stuff that’s deeper. But I really like this one and expect to vacuum more often since it’s so easy.