12 volt vacuums.

Submitted: Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 10:30
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Checked the archives and Makita were quoted as the best battery vacuums some time ago. Any ideas if this is still the case or is there another brand to get now?? Where is the cheapest place to buy them??
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Reply By: porl - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:50

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 11:50
And is the battery replaceable ? We were given some other brand a couple christmas' ago and when the rechargeable battery ran out it was like we had to chuck the whole thing out, could not believe it. Would have engineered something else if we had paid for it but it was a pretty ordinary one anyhow. Battery lasted 14 months, 2 months outside the warranty period. Dontcha hate that.
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Reply By: Member - Tim - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 12:28

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 12:28
When we bought our Makita about two years ago there were two types - one had a removeable battery that was the same as the ones in certain of their drills. It was the more expensive model and we decided to go for the fixed battery type as we were not certain of the exact battery type we had in the drill. The battery in ours is still replaceable but it seems that no battery is cheap :).

They are an excellent product, we use ours around the house probably more than on the road, it is light and easy to use and sucks up an amazing amount of stuff. Great for the quick clean before visitors arrive :).

Can't answer if there are now any others that are better as we have not looked.
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Reply By: David Au - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 19:52

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 19:52
I had a Makita vacuum cleaner and was not all that fussed on the unit.
I only bought this Saturday a new vacuum cleaner from KMart in the auto department recommended by friends. It is 12v and 240v rechargeable, takes a standard sealed lead acid battery that is available from Jaycar for about $12.00. The unit has no bag and all the tools and hose clip on board. Goes for a full twenty minutes on one charge. Suction is good and performs well and have used it three times. Was (from memory) $72.00.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 19:58

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 19:58
Thanks David, what's the brand name??
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Follow Up By: David Au - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 22:03

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 22:03
Cannot remember. It is the only one they have around that price. I will not be back to the vehicle that I put the vacuum cleaner in till Saturday. I will post back hopefully on Sunday.
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Follow Up By: David Au - Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 22:08

Tuesday, Feb 01, 2005 at 22:08
Ohhhhhh not KMart, it is BigW that has them in the Auto Dept.
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Follow Up By: Austravel - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 14:24

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 14:24
Hi David Au,

Did you get a chance to check the brand and model of the vacuum you brought? I've checked out BigW in my area and there weren't any there so if I can tell them a brand name etc I might have a chance of getting one.

Thanks
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Follow Up By: David Au - Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 16:48

Wednesday, Feb 16, 2005 at 16:48
It is a Powerlink and was in BigW today in Albury and they have plenty. I purchased another couple to post away to mates in the bush who were also looking for a reasonable vacuum cleaner.
I am reasonably sure the e-mail address on the warranty card was powerlink@alwayson.com.au I checked the domain and that is correct, so think the e-mail address is correct.
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