Summary: Purchased this for use as a hotel lobby vacuum cleaner. Figured it would be tough enough since it's commercial. The vacuum looked simple and streamlined...wasn't THAT lightweight. It's also quite loud. We ended up using it for another area, much too loud for a lobby area/public space. The good part is that it cleans well. I'd use it at home.
Summary: The instructions were clear but they must be followed which I did. My problem came with the strength required for a couple of the steps. I could press firmly as directed until the cows come home and not get it together. I resorted to a hammer which worked but probably not a good idea. My point is, you might need some help on this one. It is loud, super long cord and does a good job. Probably wouldn't get it again but it will do.
Summary: This is a good little vacuum, EXCEPT that it does not have a built in hose or any attachments. I'm very disappointed to have to buy a seperate canister sweeper to take care of corners & furniture, etc. I would not have purchased this vacuum if I had realized this before I bought it.
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.
Summary: This was so easy to put together, and I like the style of the cleaner, but I guess when I ordered I assumed it came with tools it did not and for the price I feel it should. It has a nice long cord which can reach all over my living and dining without un plugging thats a plus lite weight.so I give it ok ony because the lack of tools.