Milwaukee Electric Tool 8955 - Red - Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Milwaukee Electric Tool 8955 - Red - Wet/Dry Vacuum Cleaner

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  • Fifth and FINAL vacuum for me!!

    Apr 19, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Allergy filters, extension hose, Turbo mini vacuum, cleaner carpets and floor. Less allergies!
    Cons: No "cons" I am absolutely satisfied with it.

    Summary: After spending roughly $1,100 on 5 (3 Sears Kenmore, one Hoover and one Bissell) vacuums over 12 years we decided to find one that would last for at least 2 years. We have 4 kids, 2 dogs and 5 cats. We wanted one that would take care of all the dander, ... read more

  • I can't believe how awesome this is

    Sep 27, 2006 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Suction, attachments, low profile, and service.
    Cons: Not sure on the longevity yet. Be careful not to suck up its own powercord!

    Summary: I am 25 years old and recently bought a new house. My wife and I own 2 cats. For years (in our past apartments) we had been getting by on a Eureka whirlwind bagless vacuum. My wife and I would go to work covered in cat hair. It was embarrassing to ... read more

  • Not that impressive

    Apr 11, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: solid feel, probably, it is built well
    Cons: cost, average performance

    Summary: Well... this will be a bit of a story. I had Eureka WorldVac Vacuum cleaner (Model 9575BT) since 1993. Replaced a motor once after wife got the sock sucked in - Eureka is not a pass through model - hence the result. When the second motor started ... read more

  • I will never buy another brand!

    Feb 17, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Industrial quality, powerful suction. Unbelievable 5-year warranty and free annual service
    Cons: Hose on the short side. External hose attachment mechanism is not good.

    Summary: I must begin by pointing out that I'm writing this review after two years of owning this vacuum. So we've certainly been able to put it through its paces and learn of all its quirks. Prior to buying this machine we've gone through a string of vacuums ... read more

  • Great Vacuum!!! Very Powerful and Made in the USA! We love it!!

    Jan 28, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Durabilty and very powerful. Lots of others.
    Cons: Style, it's not sexy. Very basic look.

    Summary: After lots of online research and several trips to look at vacuums I decided on the Riccar 8955. Several reasons got me to this decision. 1. Durability - This vacuum should last a very long time. Lots of metal and quality built. 2. Made in the ... read more

  • I love this vacuum

    Jan 22, 2006 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction, long cord, vacs under the bed
    Cons: Expensive $500.

    Summary: I had looked around for quite sometime for a new vacuum. My house is the dustiest place on earth. I had decided that the Dyson Animal was the one for me. My mother has had a Riccar for about 10 years and just loved it. How can that be? It uses ... read more

  • Quality Piece of Equipment

    Mar 22, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality construction. Excellent Sucking.
    Cons: Poor edge cleaning on one side.

    Summary: I have had the vacuum almost two years and I am convinced it is a well engineered quality piece of equipment. Looks When evaluating a vacuum looks is not very high on the scale of importance, but my 3 year old loved the sleek black casing with ... read more

  • So Easy to Use This Machine

    Mar 6, 2005 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great Suction, and propels well. Long cord.
    Cons: Cover that shows scratches easily

    Summary: I purchased this vacuum after becoming frustrated with a Panasonic Canister vacuum. It was loosing its suction and was just wearing out. Since purchasing the Panasonic I have moved into a single level dwelling, no more stairs etc. So I was looking to ... read more

  • Riccar for life

    Feb 20, 2005 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: durable, high resale/trade in value, included 3year service, 5 yr. warranty, great suction
    Cons: slightly heavy to carry upstairs,requires bags, upfront cost

    Summary: My husband and I needed a new vacuum after moving into our first home in 1995. We found ourselves in a repair store that was also a Riccar dealer. We noticed all of the latest models of Bissel, Hoover,etc. lined up on the wall for repair and the ... read more

  • Hold on to anything that gets in the way of the Riccar.

    Nov 24, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great suction, long cord, 4 year warranty
    Cons: Heavier than other vacuums I've owned Expensive but worth every penney

    Summary: I recently went looking for a new vacuum cleaner as my electrolux died and they wanted $200 to fix it. I went to a local vacuum cleaner shop and the salesman proceeded to ask me what type of floors I had. As I have approximately 60% carpeting and 40% ... read more

  • Wanted a Dyson Animal, bought a Riccar!

    Jun 28, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Great at picking up pet hair on all floors and furniture.
    Cons: Have not found any yet.

    Summary: I recently went to the vacuum store to purchase a Dyson Animal. I went to their website and to Epinions to gather as much information about the vacuum before I purchased it. When I informed the salesman that I was looking at the Dyson Animal, he politely ... read more

  • Vacuum number 3! After Eureka and Hoover V2

    May 23, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Quality construction. Excellent Sucking.
    Cons: Poor edge cleaning on one side

    Summary: Update Mar 22, 2005 - I have had the vacuum almost two years and I am very happy with it. I have a large shop vac that I use to vacuum my car but, it was not very good at picking up the sand that gets in the rear cargo area (the filter was clean). ... read more

  • Express Customer Reviews


    Oct 1, 2007 by
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    Pros: Fantastic suction power
    Cons: None

    Summary: We previously owned a Riccar-had it at least 10 years. We were just going to replace the extension hose but my husband loved the vacuum so much that he decided to spring for a new one! The product is made of high quality materials and superior ... read more

  • The Riccar R500 - Good Product

    Mar 25, 2007 by
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    Pros: Solid, strong, with onboard tools and an extendable wand.
    Cons: A bit heavy. Attachment hose too short, need to buy the optional 15' hose.

    Summary: The R500 model is a nice combo of several features from a number of their other models. It has 10amp power, is pretty quiet, and has onboard tools. It is a solid machine with a feel of obvious quality, and this model is designed to be price ... read more

  • Great Vacuum!

    Jul 13, 2006 by
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    Pros: Solid well built machine with a filter that really cleans the air.
    Cons: The handle could be designed better.

    Summary: As with most people here, we did not intend on buying something so expensive. We looked at almost every major brand...Hoovers, Eurekas, and Dysons. We hated the bagless vacuums, plus the Hoovers and Eurekas just felt cheap but extremely heavy. ... read more

  • Wouldn't buy another

    Mar 3, 2006 by
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    Pros: Did a good job for 1 year
    Cons: Don't vacuum anything thats even damp, it will rust on the metal parts.

    Summary: The product is ok as long as you don't have a dirty house to vacuum. It just can't take any abuse at all. I also have a $100 Panasonic (MC-6810) that was used in the same way and its 5 or so years old and still going strong while the Ricaar has turned ... read more

  • Excellent!

    Feb 11, 2006 by
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    Pros: Superior cleaning, easy to push, sturdy, 5-year warranty.
    Cons: A bit pricey.

    Summary: After doing a lot of research to explain the inadequacy of my top of the line Eureka, I recently bought the 8955 model Riccar. It has proven equal to all the reviews on Epinions: Pushes easily; sturdy but not heavy; better than average suction and brush ... read more

  • Cadillac Vacuum!!!

    Jan 14, 2006 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: Cleaning power, Design, Durability, American made, Warranty
    Cons: None

    Summary: I recently purchased a Riccar 8955 and love this vacuum! I have never owned a vacuum that has the cleaning power of the Riccar. In fact I had never heard of Riccar and was looking to purchase a Dyson or Oreck before doing some research online. I'm glad ... read more

  • Wifey Loves Her Riccar 8955

    Dec 26, 2005 by
    Not rated yet
    Pros: Heavy duty machine with a 5 year parts and labor warranty.
    Cons: Wife says its a little heavy, but she is a small woman(105lbs).

    Summary: Just picked this up for my wife and it does seem like it will do the job it was made for. I will have to give the Riccar an A+ on this ... read more

  • Worth Every Penny

    Oct 1, 2005 by
    Rated Show
    Pros: superior cleaning, easy to use, American made
    Cons: None. Truly worth it.

    Summary: We have a German shepherd mix and a cat who seem to shed year round. Their fur presents no problem for the Riccar 8955. That was always a problem for other vacuums, although I admit I have never had one as nice as this! I am particularly impressed ... read more

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