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VAX Mach 8 C88-M8-B

VAX Mach 8 C88-M8-B Vacuum Cleaner

1,300W Cylinder Vacuum Dry 5.5kg Mar 2015
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- Multi cyclonic technology.- 1300w / 250AW.- 1.6 Litre dust capacity.- HEPA filtration.- Washable filter. More
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Has a Brush Tool

The Mach 8 C88-M8-B has a brush tool. Most of the other vacuum cleaners of a similar age and spec to the Mach 8 C88-M8-B do not have a brush tool.

There are a number of other vacuum cleaners with a brush tool currently available which you might want to look at including because of it's better review score, the Hoover UTP1611[plb_3178207_price], the Rowenta RO 6441EA[plb_3026486_price], or the Polti SE110[plb_2795899_price].

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Good Suction

One VAX Mach 8 C88-M8-B owner said that it had good suction. In October this year Nic wrote on Amazon “Suction is top! No faults, been going years”.

Dry Cleaning Type

The cleaning type of this vacuum cleaner is Dry, which is typical of many vacuum cleaners of a comparable age and type to it.

Other Dry vacuum cleaners currently available that you might want to look at include because of it's better review score, the FC863[pl_1668161_price], or the FC8664-91[pl_2997251_price] both from Philips or the VAX Powermax VRS25R[plb_2928153_price].

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VAX Vacuum Cleaners Have Good Reviews

VAX has unexceptional reviews for its high maximum input power vacuums, however it has good average reviews when measured across its entire vacuum range.

Light

At only 5.5 kilograms, the Mach 8 C88-M8-B is fairly light compared to most of the other high maximum input power vacuums that have been available for more than a year. Vacuum cleaners that were released one year ago have weights of between 6.7g and 30kg, and the average weight is 8.5kg.

There are a number of alternative 5.5kg heavy vacuum cleaners currently available that you might also want to consider including because of it's better review score, the VAX Mach 8 C87-M8-B[plb_2928094_price], or the Kärcher MV 3[plb_2851079_price].

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4 Reasons Against

Not Good in Terms of Size

One VAX Mach 8 C88-M8-B reviewer who reviewed it thought it was not heavy and bulky. H. Ali wrote on Amazon “It is heavy, cumbersome and hard to store” in their review.

Very Low Suction Power

High maximum input power vacuums that are a comparable age to the Mach 8 C88-M8-B have suction power of between 200W and 1,400W. The VAX Mach 8 C88-M8-B has a fairly low suction power (only 250 Watts) compared to most of the other high maximum input power vacuums that have been around for around the same time as the Mach 8 C88-M8-B.

We compared all the other 250W suction power vacuum cleaners to this vacuum cleaner and we think the Zanussi ZAN7802EL[plb_2824251_price], and the VAX Mach 8 C87-M8-B[plb_2928094_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

If this vacuum suction power is not high enough for you then you might also want to consider the C88-W1-B[pl_2928095_price] (260W), or the Zoom Pets U87-ZM-P[pl_2928140_price] (270W) both from VAX or the Samsung SC45S0[plb_3097311_price] (330W) which is also higher rated.

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Not Cordless

Like most of the other vacuums that have been around for a comparable time to the Mach 8 C88-M8-B, the VAX Mach 8 C88-M8-B is not cordless.

If you would prefer a vacuum cleaner that is cordless then you might also want to consider the Rowenta Air Force Extreme 24V[plb_2953061_price], or the Nilfisk 302003407[plb_2988098_price] which also has a higher rating.

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Very Small Dust Capacity

At only 1.6 liters, the Mach 8 C88-M8-B has a quite small dust capacity compared to most of the other vacuums of a comparable type and age to the Mach 8 C88-M8-B. Across all the similar spec vacuums that were launched around the same time as the Mach 8 C88-M8-B the dust capacities range from 0.25L to 70L, and the average dust capacity is 14L.

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Specification

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Crevice Tool
Upholstery Nozzle Included

User Reviews

(3)

I have this model and it's one of the best hoovers I've ever had. Suction is top! No faults, been going years. For people who say it's a mega workout using this has never experienced crap hoovers,... Read more…

Reviewed 26 July 2015 by Douglas Sneddon

This is the best small hoover I have had so far. Does the job without fuss and is easy to clean and maintain. Lots of suction and the tools are good.

This is probably the worst vacuum I have ever owned. It is heavy, cumbersome and hard to store. If you want a mega work out when hoovering then this is for you. It is awful...

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers c88m8b, vax c88m8, vax c88m8b
Barcodes 05012512133386

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