Summary: This vacuum was a big disappointment and I had to go through the hassle of returning it after first use. The self-propel switch did not work properly and I could not switch it from on to off. The components were cheap plastic. It would not be feasible to use with self-propel on all of the time because it "takes off" banging into furniture, woodwork, etc.
Summary: Have not been able to use it yet. The belts need to be replaced before I even used it. I feel confident though that once they are replaced I will be satisfied. Thank heavens my son is around to do it for me, otherwise I feel they should do the house-call @ mo charge. Not sure yet if I would recommend. Will keep you posted.
Summary: This vacuum was incredibly disappointing! I'll start by saying I have a home with hardwood, tile and carpet and was looking for something that could work throughout the house. I originally purchased the Hoover Platinum bagged vacuum that comes with the separate canister. I love that one on the carpet and love the attachments. However it wasn't amazing on the tile and wood because it doesn't have the brush on/off switch.
Summary: This vacuum cleaner is about as loud as an electric angle grinder. It will cause permanent hearing damage if you do not wear hearing protection while using it. Go buy from a company that cares about their customers!