Rated 4 out of 5Â by treecutter Good quality powerful vacuum
Have only just acquired this vacuum cleaner purchased initially for a specific job - cleaning our local church. It worked well removing dust & cobwebs from the ancient rood screen as well as dust & dirt from the stone floor.
Cannot yet comment on reliability but first impressions of good build quality promise excellent service to come.
18 Jul 2014
Rated 1 out of 5Â by RockJock Do Not Buy Be Warned
I bought this product originally based on what I thought was a good strong solid company with great products but the vacume has failed after 18 months of light domestic use in a home workshop collecting the occasional saw dust & wood shavings, Never been used for wet liquids etc. Suddenly the motor started to make a noise with a strong smell of electrical burning. I took it to a reccomended Karcher service centre who said that Karchers warranty had expired and that it would cost approx Â£130 to fix a product that only cost Â£160 when I purchased it new. I think Karchers customer service & product reliability are worthless. I will never buy another Karcher product and will advise friends & family likewise. I had a previous wet n dry hoover of cheap oriental manufacture survive nearly twenty years of being used on various home renovation jobs involving much brick dust, occassional wet work and plenty of work shop waste & rubbish. Karchers aderts & claims that their vacumes are ideal for DIY waste are unfounded. This product was of limited power when working and the aftercare is shocking. Be Warned DO NOT BUY, you have been warned.
28 May 2014
Rated 2 out of 5Â by fixitsteve disappointing
I wanted a tough do anything vacuum.
My first task which involved water suction. This saturated the filter stopping it sucking. This filter is supposed to have special coating and costs over Â£20 each..
I could not reuse the cleaner until the filter had dried out and then it never seemed as good and everythime it gets wet hey presto !!
Why it doesn't have a foam filter is beyond me..
I would not recommend this product to anyone who may require a wet vac.
It is quite a bulky device and the design could have been better. The brackets on mine where broken also when it arrived..
It is not as user friendly or as robust as my 20 year old Rowent aqua vac it was to replace.
16 Nov 2013
Rated 5 out of 5Â by nsilco Karcher WD 5.200 1600W Vac.
I'm absolutely delighted with this purchase - it fulfils all of my requirements, precisely, and is the best large vac. I have ever owned. The other three pale in comparison. Moreover, I feel compelled to rebut the comments made by an earlier purchaser by saying that I would never lend him any tool of mine.
10 Oct 2012