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Nilfisk Buddy II 18
Nilfisk Buddy II 18

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Nilfisk Buddy II 18 Vacuum Cleaner

1,200W Drum Vacuum Wet & Dry 4.9kg Jul 2014
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
Very high vacuum
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Very High Vacuum

High maximum input power vacuums that are a similar age to this vacuum cleaner have vacuums of between 17kPa and 250kPa. The Nilfisk Buddy II 18 has a fairly high vacuum (200 kilopascals) compared to most of the other vacuums of a similar age and type to this vacuum cleaner.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 74 decibels, the Buddy II 18 has a pretty typical noise level compared to most of the other vacuums of a similar spec and age to this vacuum cleaner.

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One Nilfisk Buddy II 18 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to move around.

Poor Filter

One Nilfisk Buddy II 18 owner who purchased it reckoned that it did not have a good filter. In October Nigel P. Buckie mentioned “Bag or no bag with good washable filter” but in spite of that he rated this vacuum cleaner 5 stars.

Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person who reviewed this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was lightweight. Nigel P. Buckie mentioned on Amazon “Lightweight and storage for the tools onboard” in his review of the Nilfisk Buddy II 18 and rated it as very good.


The Buddy II 18 is one of the lighter vacuum cleaners of this age and spec (only 4.9 kilograms) amongst comparable spec vacuums of this age. The lightest comparable spec vacuum cleaner that is a similar age to this vacuum is 5g heavy and the heaviest is 110kg.

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One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Nilfisk Buddy II 18 was strong and durable. Nigel P. Buckie rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon in October “I also have a Nilfisk GS80 (late 70s early 80s) original machine which is more robust and a very good machine which they still make as the GM80!”.

Not Cordless

The Nilfisk Buddy II 18 is not cordless. Most of the other high maximum input power vacuums that came out around the same time as this vacuum are also not cordless.

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Released Over Two Years Ago

This Nilfisk vacuum cleaner was released in July 2014.


Nilfisk Vacuums Have Good Reviews

Nilfisk vacuums have an average rating of 76%, which is in the top 80% of all vacuum cleaner manufacturers that we have assessed.


1,200 Watt Maximum Input Power

This is a 1,200 Watt vacuum.

If you are looking for a vacuum with a higher maximum input power then you might want to consider the Kärcher MV 3 (£58.87) (1,400W).

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nilfisk 18451125, nilfisk 18451129
Barcodes 00000018451125, 00000018451129, 05715492141326, 05715492141333, 05715492141388

Nilfisk Buddy II 18 Review Sources

To prepare this Nilfisk Buddy II 18 review we compared this vacuum cleaner to 1,851 other models. For each vacuum cleaner that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 142,696 product attributes, 28,888 vacuum cleaner reviews and 2,635,200 historical vacuum cleaner prices from 210 vacuum cleaner retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this vacuum cleaner compared to the other models as well as any areas where this vacuum cleaner is lacking.

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