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Falls Church, VA
Purchased this for around the house use. I have 3 batteries laying around so this vacuum is always ready to go. It's strong for it's size and it is pretty hefty when I use the extended battery.
Thousand Oaks, CA
I was in the market for a small dust-buster style vacuum and when I came across this unit I was sold. It uses the same battery as all my other C3 tools which improves its utility. Surprisingly, it has quite good suction. Very pleased with this unit for the price.
Panama City Beach, FL
I already had a set of C3 tools and batteries when my wife wanted a new Hand Vac. We liked the cordless style, so I looked into this one. We picked it up and it worked great with the old nicad batteries. Lasted quite a while on a full charge. Recently we upgraded to XCP batteries, the lower cap ones, and it runs quite a bit longer, and vaccuums significantly stronger than it ever did. It's easy to clean out, and we've had it about 3 years I believe, and still haven't had to replace the filter, we just knock it out over the garbage can, and it still vaccuums like before.
I first tried this out on the floor mats of my car. It just didn't have enough suction to pick up even the loosest dirt. I tried using the crevice tool, which was only a marginal improvement. It didn't work any better on the hardwood floors in my house, either. Given a choice, I would return this item, it certainly isn't worth the $100+ that I paid for it. You'd be better off just using your regular household vacuum cleaner.
I have to battery small shop vac unit and this has it all over the shop vac.. sucks more and the battery lasts longer.. Just a better unit..Wished I purchase this one first..
The Hand Vac is light but extremely effective in picking up hair, feathers and other light objects. If you have birds, as I do, this vac is invaluable for picking up feathers during molting season.
I have a dust buster that works just like this Craftsman except that the batteries are never charged enough. I already have a drill with 2 batteries that are always charged, so I can just pop in one of them and the vac is ready to go.
Santa Rosa, CA
Very good for small amounts of dust and debris, which is what it is intended for. Of course, not a complete substitute for a shop vac. The brush attachment tends to come off easily, it is just a friction fit. If I were going to use that attachment for an extended period I would tape it to the vac with electrical tape. The crevice tool is excellent for tight spots.
Have a good number of the 19.2 volt tools. The tools are great and a good value but the batteries (all types) are inferior. I probably have 8 bad ones with only two leave that are good. Even one of the litium ones when bad after a short period. The batteries go bad whether you use them or not.
Fort Mitchell, AL
Fort Myers Beach, FL
We have two now. We were unable to buy a new filter for the existing vacuum which really worked well. So I was forced to buy another. It would be great if you could make filters available. The original is about 5 years old. So I would say they work good for a long time, but the shell is still perfect. What should I do with it?
Sherman Oaks, CA
Garden Grove, CA
Forest Hill, MD
this item has good suction for what it is. very convenient for a car or recreational vehicle or small messes around the house. however if you use a heavy battery it is quite off balance so i recommend the lithium ion compact ones.
Grabbed this mostly because I have tons of batteries that I need to keep in use between major projects. Needed a small vac anyway, this one was on sale and I need something for small garage messes. Drill a hole, cut a board, file something--clean it right up with this vac and keep the bench neat. Suction is adequate. Most little rechargeable hand vacs are only 12v, so 19.2v is a step up.