Summary: Works really great. One complaint is it gets clogged alot but the clog is always in the same place and once I figured that out it is easy to fix. It gets clogged right were the hose starts to climb up the vacuum. You need to remove two screws and pull out the hose. Pull out clog and will work again.
Summary: I use this at home & in my house cleaning business. I've used so may different vacs over the years. Panasonic still is best. This vac is not perfect but best available. It's sturdier than others & other Panasonics for sale now. Has great pick up! Tools are handy to get to.
Summary: Pro: Very handy on-board extension wands are actually part of the handle. Wide "bumper" on cleaning head is kind to furniture. Great suction, especially effective on long pet hair. Easy to empty dirt container. Dirt finder lights work well. Cleans a wide swath.
Pros: Just response to the negative reviews about loss of suction. I don't know what they're missing, but our machine still works as well as new after 18 months. Maybe all they need is a new HEPA filter.
Cons: Earlier this year the suction almost completely disappeared. I am not a cleaning type person but sometimes the pet hair needs vacuumed up so I vacuum about once a month or so. Pulled it apart and pulled out some pet hair (thought this was supposed to be a pet vacuum so how come it's clogged so ea...