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 Post subject: Henry vacumm cleaner
PostPosted: Fri Jan 12, 2018 1:26 am 
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Not much of a post, but just a thumbs up for the Henry vacuum cleaner. Mine really has taken a beating over the years and still going strong. I hoover everything in sight, brick dust, spilt filler. It really is a no nonsense vacuum cleaner.Mine must be ten years or more now and although beat up it is still as good as ever. No fancy compartment holders that breaks, no spring loaded cable mechanics and leaves the last 1m of cable hanging out and no 7 layers of filters that clog up and cost a fortune to replace etc, :)

In an age where everything last about ten minutes it's good to see an a no frills appliance that "just works"


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Not much of a post, but just a thumbs up for the Henry vacuum cleaner. Mine really has taken a beating over the years and still going strong. I hoover everything in sight, brick dust, spilt filler. It really is a no nonsense vacuum cleaner.Mine must be ten years or more now and although beat up it is still as good as ever. No fancy compartment holders that breaks, no spring loaded cable mechanics and leaves the last 1m of cable hanging out and no 7 layers of filters that clog up and cost a fortune to replace etc, :)

In an age where everything last about ten minutes it's good to see an a no frills appliance that "just works"
We have the numatic George (cleans carpets too) and ours soldiers on without complaining once. Had it for around 10 years and its brilliant.

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We have the numatic George (cleans carpets too) and ours soldiers on without complaining once. Had it for around 10 years and its brilliant.

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How is for carpet cleaning. I think if I had one I would clean carpets more often.


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We have the numatic George (cleans carpets too) and ours soldiers on without complaining once. Had it for around 10 years and its brilliant.

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How is for carpet cleaning. I think if I had one I would clean carpets more often.
It's not bad actually. Bit of swapping bits over but does bring out a load of dirt and crap

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It's not bad actually. Bit of swapping bits over but does bring out a load of dirt and crap

Thanks mate, will have a look


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Our cleaners at work use them and they are brilliant on carpets and hard floors, only problem is sometimes the metal pipe extension falls off which may just be wear and tear.


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I've just realised that we've had it 14 years . The wife has tasked me with carpet cleaning this weekend so I'll try to remember to take some snaps.

One below was when I cleaned my old golf seats with it.Image

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I had three at one point none brought from new and did have one motor fail. One of the Henry's came from a skip complete with everything. Good for spares I though if nothing else. The other half tried it out and told me it made a strange noise and didn't suck too well. When I looked someone had got a piece of carpet in the hose. Poked that out and it is as good as new.
I also had the grey version given to me by a customer. Only difference I can see is that it doesn't have a retractable cable. She was a chain smoker and when we tried that one out it absolutely reeked of fag smoke but after chucking the filter in soapy water that one is fine now too.



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Mine get a fair bit of abuse (used for dust extraction among other jobs) with a secondary filter before Henry, if you use the hepa bags get the proper ones, there a few quid more but are miles better

Only issue I have had is the on/off switch, I got some fine dust down it an it jammed up - spares are cheap and plentiful.


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Used to be great, but now the motors have been downgraded to meet eco requirements they are pants.
I have had several over the years, when mine gave up I dind't think twice about buying a new one. so disappointed with it! :B


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We are on our 3rd one, can't wait for this and the next 4 to fail then we will have henry the 8th :roll:


Not sure what happened but they have failed miserably

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i was gonna get one of the twin speed higher powered motor henrys off ebay reconned.

basically the only hoovers i carry are festool midi vac and ctl 26 vac. both are 110v.

so for quick clean ups it might be easier to have a 240v henry

for £80 ish for a recon with full new tools it seems a decent deal


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fin wrote:
basically the only hoovers i carry are festool midi vac and ctl 26 vac. both are 110v.

so for quick clean ups it might be easier to have a 240v henry

for £80 ish for a recon with full new tools it seems a decent deal

I had a Henry years ago and as a general vacuum cleaner it was good - ultra reliable, spares cheap as chips, etc. The problem I found was that for power extraction the capacity was too small, the filters (pre-HEPA days) weren't good enough for MDF or 2-pack filler dust and the metal hose end didn't fit any of my tools. It was replaced by a Metabo (Starmix) which at least makes me legal on site (110 volt, class M, auto start, washable filters, etc). We do still use them for general cleaning, though I personally wouldn't carry one in the van (in fact couldn't because I don't have a big enough van) and in any case for site extraction of anything they just aren't legal any longer.

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Brilliant things but filter not good enough for alergy sufferers. Its useful to service it from time to time. I've also got the makita vacuum (dcm 180) for after small jobs.


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Manc chippy wrote:
Brilliant things but filter not good enough for alergy sufferers. Its useful to service it from time to time. I've also got the makita vacuum (dcm 180) for after small jobs.


Yeah i agree.

My place gets so dusty (central london) that removing all dust in the house would be next to impossible unless you never open a window


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