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VAX V124A Vacuum Cleaner

£120.00
1,350W Upright Vacuum Dry 11kg Oct 2015
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
Good expert reviews
Poor product quality
Difficult to empty
101 Reviews
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Reviews

Good Expert Reviews

This VAX vacuum cleaner received a rating of 80 out of 100 from vacuum expert review website Pocket Lint.

Average User Reviews

People who bought this vacuum cleaner rated this vacuum 73% on average.

VAX Vacuum Cleaners Have Good Reviews

Based on 4,216 expert and owner reviews (including 957 verified purchases), VAX has good reviews for its vacuum cleaners. VAX also has good reviews specifically for its high maximum input power vacuum cleaners compared to other manufacturers. 95% of those that bought a VAX vacuum cleaner would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


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A Top Selling Vacuum

The V-124A is a popular choice of vacuum cleaner.


Good Suction

One VAX V-124A owner who bought it said that it had good suction. Mike32 mentioned “If you want a good suction, then you need a powerfull motor to drive the process- with the advantages of the brushes”.

Good Power Cord

One customer who bought it considered that it had a good power cord. Last year Alexander Clark wrote in his review of the VAX V-124A “The electrical cord is a good length”.

Good Filter

One VAX V-124A owner who bought the product concluded that it had a good filter. Squirrelscanfly wrote on Amazon “Brushes filter OK, brushes switch set to ON position, handle lowered down”.

Good Brush

Five VAX V-124A owners who reviewed the product thought it had a good brush. Mr. A. Beer wrote “Not without issues the plastic is rubbish very brittle so be careful the brush bar will fail as its driven by a plastic square drive 'peg;”. Lozzy scored this vacuum cleaner 5 stars and said on Amazon “The customer service of Vax is impressive - they are sending a brush bar to me after a brief phone call to explain the problem”. Lozzy also mentioned “If you DO get/have this machine, I'd strongly recommend you clean the brush bars after each use” in their review.

Difficult to Empty

Two VAX V-124A owners who reviewed it considered that it was not easy to empty. Bazz2004 mentioned in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Filling the clean water tank and emptying the dirty water from a separate tank was easy to do”.

Poor At Cleaning Pet Hair

One customer who purchased it thought it was not good at cleaning dog hair. Jethro mentioned “To be fair it was doing a good job of sucking up dog hair and the dirty water pot was full of fur” in their review of the VAX V-124A.


Features

Good Technical Features

Two people said in their reviews that it had good features. Passenger115 said six years ago “Was very happy with its features, especially the rotating brushes” and gave it a rating of 5 stars.


Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

Thirty-three customers who bought the VAX V-124A concluded that it was heavy and bulky. Mr. James W. Coles gave the VAX V-124A a score of 7 stars and he wrote six years ago “It is quite heavy and intially I tended to use it like an upright vaccum cleaner”. Last year Miss Tammy L Mountain gave the VAX V-124A a score of 5 stars and she said on Amazon “Downside is its very heavy and very plastic” in her VAX V-124A review. Netball Fan scored it 7 stars and wrote “The actual cleaning function is excellent, though the machine is rather heavy to move around”.

Heavy

At 11 kilograms, the VAX V-124A is quite heavy compared to most of the other high maximum input power vacuum cleaners that have been on the market for a similar time to this vacuum. High maximum input power vacuum cleaners that are a similar age to this vacuum have weights of between 6.7g and 30kg, and the average weight is 7.1kg.

If you are not bothered about having a heavier weight then you might also want to consider the Hoover UH70901PC (£146.33) (8kg), the Kärcher MV 5 (8.2kg), or the Rowenta RU 5053 (£172.33) (10.5kg).

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Design

Easy to Use

Thirty VAX V-124A owners mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was easy to use. Pocket Lint mentioned in their review of the VAX V-124A “6-year guarantee, easy to use (once you know how” but even so they gave it a score of 18.8 out of 100. Mr V said on Amazon “This item is from a trusted name is easy to assemble and easy to use” and scored the product 8 stars. Pattie wrote on Amazon “Guess better to use on a nice warm sunny day! I am”.

Seven VAX V-124A reviewers mentioned in their reviews that the product was easy to assemble. Lah mentioned “The item was very easy to assemble”. Susan Blakeley said “The machine was simple to put together, easy to handle” in her review of this vacuum cleaner and scored it 8 stars. Daryl P. wrote in his review of the VAX V-124A on Amazon last year “The fact it takes up a lot of room, takes a lot of effort and wasn't clear how to put together in the book”.

Three people who bought it mentioned that it was easy to setup. Marsh Meanderer said “The cleaner was quite easy to set up and operate and almost imediately my wife” in their review of the VAX V-124A and rated the product 8 stars. Charles D. said in his review of the VAX V-124A on Amazon “It is also a lot quicker to set up than the Rapide, as you dont have to measure” and gave this vacuum cleaner a rating of 8 stars. Donniesparko mentioned on Amazon “It's not even difficult to set up” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

One VAX V-124A reviewer concluded that the VAX V-124A was comfortable and easy to hold. John Bastable wrote on Amazon “It is more comfortable if you are going to spend a few hours at it” in his review of the VAX V-124A and gave the product a score of 7 stars.

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Nice Design

Seven VAX V-124A owners who reviewed the VAX V-124A agreed that it was well designed. Six years ago Passenger115 gave it a score of 5 stars and said in their review of the VAX V-124A on Amazon “Good features and design”. Lozzy wrote “Hopefully the replacement might be a better design, or made from better materials”. Rjw gave the product a score of 8 stars and wrote “Good design ensured no problem”.

Five VAX V-124A owners who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was good looking. S. Kingdom scored the VAX V-124A 8 stars and mentioned on Amazon “You can get around your house pretty quickly” in their review of the VAX V-124A. Susan Blakeley mentioned on Amazon “I have two beautifully clean rugs and a spotless carpet on my first day of use” in her VAX V-124A review. Six years ago River rated this vacuum cleaner 5 stars and wrote on Amazon “Definitely recommend it if you own these trendy pale colour carpets”.

One person wrote in their reviews that it was neat. Jethro said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon six years ago “We got this to tidy up after our dog”.

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Not Robust

Thirteen VAX V-124A reviewers considered that the product was not well made. Mr. A. Beer said in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon last year “Has build problems”. Marsh Meanderer wrote on Amazon “It does appear that some of the plastic construction may be a weak point, especially if the cleaner is not used with care” in their VAX V-124A review. Squirrelscanfly mentioned five years ago “Everything is all so fragile and plasticky”.

Four VAX V-124A reviewers said in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was not strong and durable. Four years ago S. Kingdom said on Amazon “In fact, I have a few synthetic, heavy duty carpets and they were almost dry as I finished the room”. Donniesparko wrote “It clearly isn't made of a robust plastic” in their review of the VAX V-124A.

Two people who bought this vacuum cleaner reckoned that it was not reliable. Passenger115 said in their VAX V-124A review “Then became suspicious about the reliability” .

One VAX V-124A reviewer who reviewed it considered that it was not good at resisting water ingress. Passenger115 wrote “Carpet washing seemed to work perfect when I was cleaning the room carpets until the leaking problem showed up when I tried to clean the staircase using hand tool” in their review of this vacuum cleaner.

One VAX V-124A owner thought this vacuum cleaner was easy to damage or scratch. Eno wrote on Amazon three years ago “Cheap plastics - Broke down on day one - 6 year warranty only for UK (1 year for the rest”.

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Poor Product Quality

Thirteen people who reviewed the product reckoned that it was not good quality. Mme Jackdor mentioned in their review of the VAX V-124A on Amazon “What am I supposed to do, all this money and time wasted assembling machine and reading very complicated instructions - machine not fit for purpose?”. Mr. A. Beer wrote “Very good cleaner poor build quality” in their review of the VAX V-124A. Mr. A. Beer also wrote “The build quality is not the best it will fall to bits like the previous VAX cleaners I have owned” in their review.

Two VAX V-124A reviewers who reviewed the product considered that it was inferior quality. Suzan mentioned in her review of this vacuum cleaner “Also being able to use it to clear up marks/spills that occur over time with the attachment is really useful” .

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Support

Good Technical Guidance

Nine people who reviewed the product mentioned that it had good technical guidance. Pavlinka mentioned “It was easy to put it together and the manual was very simple to understand” in their review of this vacuum cleaner. Susan Blakeley mentioned “The instructions were easily followed”. Seven years ago R. Greenhalgh said on Amazon “Again, following the very clear steps in the guide it took me no time to get the hang of the Vax V-124”.


Audio

Acceptable Noise Level

Fifteen VAX V-124A reviewers who reviewed the VAX V-124A concluded that it was noisy. Pattie wrote “Also quite heavy & very noisy & the carpets do remain damp” in her VAX V-124A review. Mr. Paul Fortune he wrote on Amazon “Within minutes of turning it on WOW fantastic! Its a little noisy”. Squirrelscanfly said on Amazon “And despite a big noise, cleaner is not powering up the brushes”.

Two people who bought the product agreed that it was quiet. Squirrelscanfly mentioned in their review of the VAX V-124A on Amazon “This is a joke, 200 quid machine is now sitting quietly in the storage instead of doing some deep cleaning”. Jethro mentioned on Amazon “I have a vax mach air hoover and it is really quiet and I like it, so thought I would take a punt on this”.

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Price

Reasonably Priced

Thirteen customers mentioned in their reviews that this vacuum cleaner was good value for money. Mr V gave the product a rating of 9 stars and he mentioned “Decided to purchase one as better value”. Netball Fan said “I bought this at a bargain price from Amazon, after deciding it would be cheaper to purchase this machine than pay for our carpets to be cleaned”. Pavlinka rated the product 7 stars and wrote “I have done thorough research on this topic so I knew I was getting the best that is available at the market for a reasonable price” in their review of the VAX V-124A.

Nine customers who reviewed the VAX V-124A said that it was cheap. Mr. Paul Fortune said in his review of the VAX V-124A “The product feels a little cheap on the plastic”. Lozzy mentioned in their review of the VAX V-124A “The square shaft which drives them, which is made of 5mm of cheap brittle plastic, will inevitably snap”. Sandra Martin mentioned “If you have pets or children it is amazing and you can deal with accidents, vomit, spills immediately as well as making your carpet look almost as new”.

Five VAX V-124A reviewers said in their reviews that the VAX V-124A was expensive. Eight years ago The Cook rated this vacuum cleaner 8 stars and wrote in their review of this vacuum cleaner on Amazon “Having the automatic cleaning fluid feed did mean I was able to drain off the expensive cleaning fluid to use in the new machine”. Boffy said in their review of the VAX V-124A “CLEANING FLUID COSTS although the vax liquid gave superb results it was very expensive”. David Holroyd-Doveton said “The most expensive” in his review of the VAX V-124A.

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Price

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers vax v124a1112744800, vax vx1240dual
Barcodes 00043396331280, 00798256086199, 05012512124858, 05012512125473, 05045175707298, 05053086134072, 09787444404052

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