Helps a lot on carpet. Also have the narrow one which is pretty good for
Trouble is, the big one (especially) tends to get clagged up with
hair,threads, etc.and is a bit of a pain to clean out properly. Needs
some, scissors, etc. And very much best done outside.
Following a discussion on here recently, I bought a turbo brush for the
It is excellent; wish I'd bought it sooner. It's made a dramatic
difference, although, yes, it needs cleaning out at times.
My son (also called Henry), who does a lot of the vacuuming, thinks it's
Use the BIG mirror service in the UK:
I have turbo brush supplied with with my Henry cleaner. It uses the
airflow to drive the brushes. It works extremely well and beats that
carpet as it cleans. It does have one downside in that the turbine that
drives the brushes is large and restricts the size of objects that the
pipe can suck up. Suck up a screwed up sweet paper, the off cut from a
cable tie, the stalk from a bunch of grapes and these will all jam in
the turbine. Usually I can free it by tuning the brushes by hand in the
opposite direction to normal but sometime it requires the brush assembly
to be dismantled. The trick is to go quickly around sucking up these
types of objects with the brush assembly removed and then vacuum the
I did once buy a similar rotating brush assembly cheaply on Ebay - what
a load of steaming horse poo! The brushes did spin a a fantastic rate
under no load but didn't extend to the floor to beat it - they sat 5 mm
up from the bottom of the attachment. Apply any load to the brush
assembly and it immediately stopped turning.
They were popular a few years back.
Allegedly give the suction cleaner the benefits of an upright cleaner.
Ie picks up hairs, fluff and thread better.
It used to be called a "power head".
The problem is the motor is heavy on the end of the work tool.
Some work on the suction & have no separate motor for lightness but
don't work as well.
Back then they were quite unreliable. Maybe things have improved.
You may as well buy an upright cleaners, they will always outperform a
cylinder cleaner but you have to buy belts and brushes.
And they cause more wear on the carpet.
Ideal to have both.
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