VAX VS 19 Swift

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VAX VS 19 Swift

Upright Cleaner - Mains Power Supply - 1500 Watt, 1600 Watt - Bagless - without HEPA Filter, with HEPA Filter

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Review of "VAX VS 19 Swift"

published 30/09/2005 | a7923
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Pro Powerful, bagless, fairly lightweight, price
Cons Nothing major, some assembly required
Value for money

"The VAX Swift is just that"

After using a small low powered vacuum cleaner for ages, I thought it would be a good time to change. Looking at the range of bagless cleaners on the market it came down to a choice of the VAX Swift or another well known bagless cleaner.

Being honest, initially it was the price that made my choice. The VAX came in at £90. Having used a VAX carpet cleaner in the past I was hoping that their vacuum cleaners would be as good.

The unit requires some home assembly but this is a pretty straightforward process. The manual diagrams are a little sketchy (pardon the pun), so it did take a little longer than expected. You will need a Phillips screwdriver as the handle and tool storage need to be screwed to the main unit.

Once assembly was complete it was time to try it out. Upon switching it on it became very obvious that this was a seriously powerful cleaner. The cyclone started up and the air being pushed out from the unit blew a set of papers off a table 5 feet away!

It also made me realise quite how underpowered my old cleaner had been. After covering the lounge once the carpet looked better than it had done for a long time. It also seemed to fluff the carpet fibres and made it feel soft to walk on.

The other benefit is that the cylinder detaches from the cleaner with the lid in place so you don't end up showering the room you've just cleaned with dust when it needs emptying.

It also does a pretty good job with hard floors too. The only downside (and it's not a real problem), is having to disconnect the hose from the base of the unit to attach the extended hose to use the tools.

In summary, for the price this is an excellent cleaner, it's powerful, cleans extremely well, has the lid attached to the cylinder for less mess when emptying and is lightweight.

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  • smcccc published 02/10/2005
    Nice review....
  • Nar published 01/10/2005
    I have a VAX carpet machine which I adore but their uprights are actually made by Dirt Devil (U.S) which Vax license. A girl at work I know had one of these uprights - the hose cracked in two and VAX had to charge her £30 for a new one which is a bit steep. Ive tried her Vax and whilst its good, the head gets stuck under furniture because of the hose that goes into the floorhead. That air that gets pumped out at the front of the cleaner is the exhaust filter. I hate it when some cleaners do that, readjusting the papers etc everywhere you go. A nice wee review. Good luck with your Swift.
  • eldergill published 01/10/2005
    Welcome to Ciao. Good first review. I prefer the Dyson, myself.
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Product Information : VAX VS 19 Swift

Manufacturer's product description

Upright Cleaner - Mains Power Supply - 1500 Watt, 1600 Watt - Bagless - without HEPA Filter, with HEPA Filter

Product Details

EAN: 5012512121123, 5012512118406, 5012512117959, 5012512119687, 5012512121239, 5012512122632, 5012512122540, 5012512117638, 5012512118109, 5012512121215, 5012512121222, 5012512120584

Manufacturer: VAX

Type / Shape: Upright

Maximum Wattage: 1500, 1600

Cable Rewind: without Automatic Cable Rewind, with Automatic Cable Rewind

Bagless Technology: Cyclonic Filter, other Bagless Technology

HEPA Filter: without HEPA Filter, with HEPA Filter

Multifunctional: without Multifunction

Type of Dust Container: Bagless

Maximum Volume of Dust Collector in Litres: 3

Power Supply: Mains

Variable Power: without Variable Power

Controls in Handle: without Controls in Handle

Additional Power Socket: without Additional Power Socket

Tube Material: Plastic Fixed, Plastic Telescopic

Integrated Tools: with Integrated Tools

Turbine Brush: without Turbine Brush

Power Brush: with Power Brush, without Power Brush

Hardfloor Brush: without Hard Floor Brush, with Hard Floor Brush

Animal Brush: without Animal Brush

Fragrance Diffusor: without Fragrance Diffusor

Freestanding Or Built In: Freestanding

Vacuum Cleaner Type: Dedicated Upright

Remote Control: without Remote Control

Maximum Volume of Dust Collector in Litre: 3

Paper Bag: without Paper Bag

Colour: Coloured, Purple


Manufacturer: VAX


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