Summary: I like it, works fine, BUT, all the ORECK CLASSICS I have used in the past, had the off/on switch up on the handle. The one I received has the button on the base of the unit to be operated by foot. Swell, with all my foot operations, lack of balance due to age, now I have to balance on one leg, gee, what could go wrong. The power switch needs to be in the handle! This was NOT noted in the product information.
Summary: I love that it does a really good job and I love that it's only 8 lbs. However, it is quite loud and I really don't care for having to step on the on/off button - I loved my previous Oreck which had the very convenient on/off switch on the handle.
Summary: I've tried many 12 volt car VAC's and hands down this is the best. Now a 12 volt will never come close to 110 AC corded because it's only 12 volts duh! So don't order this to replace a shop vac you will be disappointed. Good for small touch ups and as long as you keep the cup and filter clean its not bad.
Summary: I love the Oreck. It is so light yet powerful. It goes straight from floors to rugs without having to change settings. And buying via Amazon saved me money. I think I'll buy another for the guesthouse.
Summary: This is my 2nd Oreck XL: This is my 2nd Oreck XL. My first one lasted 16 years! We live on a farm and track in a lot of dirt and have several pets. This little vacuum can handle it all. Its lightweight and easy to use. I will never own any other vacuum! My 1st lasted 16 years. We live on a farm so track in a lot of dirt and we have several pets. This little vacume can handle it all and is lightweight and easy to use and that's important now that I'm getting older.
Summary: i have had this vacuum for 7 years and hate it. i buy the brand name bags and when i vacuum the dust and hair all blow out into the outer bag. i have to vacuum the zipper bag area with my other vacuum every time i change the bag. have tried everything , snaps into place fine seems to fit but not a tight seal. dont waste your money. when i bought it it cost 400.00 rip off!!!!