3M 497ABF
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3M 497ABF

A 4 year old 800W Drum vacuum vacuum with passable features but a price that represents inferior value for money
800W Drum Vacuum Dry 4.1kg Apr 2013
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3M 497ABF
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3M 497ABF Review

With low running costs and mediocre features, we have ranked the 3M 497ABF number 589 across all vacuum cleaners.
Average Features
4 Years Old
£197 Over 10 Years
Overall Score

Why Has it Scored 37?

Numatic vacuums have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better vacuum cleaners are available. View the latest vacuum cleaners 2017.
This vacuum cleaner has running costs of £197 over 10 years, which puts it typical compared to the other 1,561 vacuums that we have compared it to.
It has some good features, but is also missing a few features:
Has a flexible hose

3M 497ABF In-Depth Analysis

Value For Money



The average weight of all vacuums is 5.9kg, with the lightest being 2.7g and the heaviest being 30kg. The weight of the 3M 497ABF of only 4.1kg is fairly light compared to most other vacuum cleaners. It is in the lightest 20% of all vacuums when ordered by this feature.

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Average Maximum Input Power

The 3M 497ABF has a pretty average maximum input power (800 Watts) compared to most of the other vacuums.

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Has a Flexible Hose

The 3M 497ABF has a flexible hose. 82% of vacuums do not have a flexible hose.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

3M released the 497ABF in April 2013.

Running Costs

Running Costs Are Average

Based on satisfactory usage levels and energy prices we estimate that the 497ABF will cost £197 over 10 years to run, which is typical compared to the other 1,561 vacuums.

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Higher maximum input power