You're dead right, I bought one for minor domestic dusting, and it's prettu
useless suckwise, the dirt spreads all round it's container and the filter
so emtying is a nightmare.
But the cleverest feature on my B&D 3.6 is that the exhaust blows out of
the sides and *forward*, conveniently blowing the dust all over the shop
before the nozzle can get to it.
A touch of genius
My experience of B&D dustbusters is that it does not do what it says.
I bought one for use on a boat and found the filter does not catch
dust, Comet swopped it for another and again dust everywhere. B&D
said not disigned for picking up dust but larger particles, i.e. rice
I have a henry that does everything well. gravle soot, carpets. you
name it. best £80-£100 I ever spent.
On Sat, 03 Jan 2004 09:43:42 +0000, Mike Mitchell
Hi. I have a recommendation. Those old hoover dustettes. They got a
lot of mention in that famous BMJ report, but dont let that put you
off :) Anyway theyre hand held, about the size of a dustbuster but
plus they have a great big bag on the back end. Theyre mains, which
makes them powerful and very long lasting. You can get them from way
back when, still working fine, they filter properly, and cost a fiver
at most. Make those modern offerings look like the junk they are.
Oh, and in case some nut thinks the BMJ article is actually a good
idea, the cast metal fan blade on dustettes is _very_ close to the
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