Summary: Got this for dirt on a hardwood floor because all the reviews said is sucked big-time (in a good way). The old electrolux ambassador with a shaky motor I jimmy rigged in place that this Hoover was supposed to replace still seems to have better suction though. The beater bar on the hoover leaves (slight) marks on the natural oil finish of the floor and mostly just kicks the dirt around.
Summary: yes I was aware it didn't come with tools when I purchased but I really needed a new cleaner and was not thinking it was only when I needed to get in cornors under sofas, etc did i miss my tools...live and learn. does fine with pick up but once again no big deal for the price I expected it. size and weight good.