@JT954 Yeah I need cordless for the car too as the apartment building I live in has no way to attach a corded one. If I were to throw an extension cord out the window I’d need several hundred feet of one to reach the closest I could get the car to my window.
Corded. The little handheld ones have their place, but for a main, vacuum the house, vacuum, you want corded. More power, more capacity generally, lighter, cheaper, more reliable because less stuff to break: electric motor, maybe a light, maybe a rheostat. With rechargeables, you have the battery, the circuitry to run off it, and maybe the charging circuitry as well, depending on the model.
Also, the wall will not run out of power, unless power goes out, in which case, why are you vacuuming?
@TheGreatNico to be honest the little toy hand held ones are almost worthless to me and when i hear cordless vacuums i think it to mean a substantial upright with really good battery power to create suction and a beater bar that does something to even suck termites out of the wooden floors.
@bayportbob I recently bought a Black + Decker Dust Buster. I assume this is the variety you’re referring to as “little toy hand held ones”? It’s definitely not going to set the world on fire with it’s power, but sometimes it’s just the right tool for the job. Small spill of coffee grinds, a little drywall dust where I was working on an electrical outlet, dead moths which collect in an outdoor light fixture… suitable for the task, and for such a small job, much more convenient than lugging out the real vacuum or shop vac.
All that said, I generally dislike cordless tools (vacuums included). I wouldn’t have purchased the Dust Buster, but it was a loss leader at Macy’s. Final price about $8. A fair value.
Corded vacuums are my preference, simply because they have a lot more power (despite what some advertising will try to tell you), and they will never run out of it. I don’t consider the cord to be a hassle; I lay it out properly before starting, and moving to another outlet usually only happens once in my house. This Shark for this price is tempting, but I simply don’t have enough disposable income at the moment to justify it. Boo.
I’m just here to make sure someone said “Binford 6100” and “More Power!” @TheGreatNico and @PooltoyWolf took care of power, and a few others made comments hinting towards that direction, but I guess I had to take Binford myself.
they both serve their own purposes. if you have a lot of dirt/whatever in the carpet area then i prefer corded. if it is lighter soil in the carpet and/or i’m doing smooth surface areas then cordless, i have a pretty decent dyson cordless, will do it fine and be easier and faster to get setup with and get the job done. that’s what i have to say.
I voted cordless, but am really on the “both” bus. I have a corded Dyson for the real heavy jobs (or vacuuming the entire house before the Mother-in-Law comes to visit). I also have a battery operated Dyson Motorhead though which I use almost every day. Sure the battery only lasts about 10 minutes tops… but due to it’s convenience, I’m constantly using it every time a small mess is present.
I think if meh were able to get one of the “MOOSOO Cordless Vacuum Cleaners” (basically a cordless Dyson clone) for under $100, they’d sell like hot cakes. I have a friend who uses one at work (construction at hospitals so you have to keep your work areas very clean) and it works great.
I want to believe in a cordless vacuum that is as powerful as one with a cord.
My corded vacuum says it’ll pull 1150 watts. I see a “deep cycle” lithium ion batteries on alibaba in the $200-400 range that should run it for about an hour then. Would need some voltage-up circuitry I guess.