Summary: I'm a big fan of Panasonic Cameras, Stereo Equipment, Aircraft Carriers and Rockets, but this vacuum is just awesome. It's not stellar on hardwood, in fact, I think it just kind of tosses dirt around, which is cool, because my wife usually sweeps it up later. But on carpet, this vacuum is a beast.
Summary: I had a Panasonic years ago and loved it. Sad to say it burned up in a fire and I replaced it with something else because the bags were hard to get in this small town. Now that I can get the bags from Amazon I am so happy to get the vacuum again - although this may be a slightly different model.
Good for commercial use but maybe not commercial quality
25 January 2013
Summary: What is great about this vacuum is probably also it's biggest weakness. The vacuum is cheap which is great but the parts feel flimsy. We use this vacuum every day and it does work well. We like how it has a wide suction area and the cord it comes with is long.
Summary: Strong upright commercial vacuum. Use it in our home. Excellent suction; cleans great. Had a Panasonic upright for years before this one. This Panasonic is tougher because it is a commercial vacuum. Highly recommend.
Summary: Bought it 8/29/2012 and threw it away today, 2 years later. The motor has been making an awful smell after about 5 minutes of use. The good things about it are the VERY long cord and it cleans well.
Summary: This vacuum works well, has a good build quality, and is light and easy to use. The only issue (and not a big one for me) is that is does NOT have hose attachments. I went to buy another one of these for the second floor and the new model is available - with hose attachments - great!