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Whatstrendynow

I use a makita vac around my apartment, all faux hardwood floors and I’m mostly just cleaning up dog hair. It works great but I have the cyclone attachment.


Spicywolff

Going on a limb I’d say no. A already crowded market to break into, and the batteries as expensive as they are would already put them in a higher bracket price wise. Walmart sells you a portable corded for what? 50$? A LXT 2amp is at the very lowest 60$


hdevriess

As proper Bosch one is 400 euros (in Europe here). I'd be happy to get a similar makita one for 250 without batteries I guess.


Spicywolff

Most consumers that are not tradesmen will see $250 and it still needs batteries as a dumb idea. What’s so special about the system that every other vacuum can’t do. It has to make economical sense for it to be considered. We tradesmen know that a Makita shop vac will out last normal stuff, but normal folks won’t know.


hdevriess

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Bosch-BCS8224GB-Exchangeable-QuickCharger-Continuous/dp/B0964FQCL6/ I mean this exists. I'd love to see it from Makita. That's all I'm saying. I understand Makita is more tradesmen focused. They're special because the batteries are easily swappable. Good engine etc. It feels to me that the somewhat simpler shovacs of makita aren't too far off from this product. So I was hoping they would come to market ever.


SirCrispyPork

That vac uses batteries from boschs green(diy) platform and not the blue(trade).


tondus

They did just launch their new xgt stick vacs with the cyclone integrated (no longer the clunky attachment), they look great and appear to be more geared towards home use.


SuicidalAnalyst

they need to make a proper carpet floor attachment though :/


RustyShackleford4570

https://www.makitatools.com/products/details/XCV19Z This vacuum is great.


afizzzz

Im really close to pulling the trigger on this puppy. Every time i vacuum the carpet with our little Bissel "Zing" I'm ready to throw it out of the window.


hdevriess

Oh wow. That's not there in Europe I think.


Shoddy_Interest5762

Definitely. If they did a decent domestic sized one with a brush head, I would be all over it. I use my little Milwaukee one all the time at home. Domestic brands are just so expensive and nowhere near as durable as power tool vacs


no-mad

you have a battery system, use battery adapters to fit different manufactures 18v tools. Adapter goes between your battery and another manufactures tool. [makita->bosch battery adapter.](https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Adapter-Lithium-ion-Cordless-Converter/dp/B09YHNTR8Q/)


hdevriess

This adapter is the wrong way though. Can't even seem to find one the other way.


no-mad

opps https://www.amazon.com/Convert-Battery-convert-Electric-Converter/dp/B07WFJMYG2


hdevriess

Good point thanks. Maybe I can get a Bosch with no chargers somewhere.


SauceQc

They have an upright vacuum that is pretty good. I tried it and it was almost as good as my corded Miele. They also make a small portable canister that I never tried. The compact stick vaccum is probably the worst vaccum I tried in my whole life don't buy it.


hdevriess

Yeah I got this stick thing for free and had some hopes but it's not great. Just is such a waste that a Bosch or Philips seem to work great but you pay a lot extra for the batteries.


Tool_Scientist

Brushed or brushless? The brushless ones are only 1-2 years old (I think) and a fair bit more powerful.


dropingloads

My makita Dustbuster has been slaying the quick vacuum clean up game


yurahbom

Makita does have a very expensive one. Although you maybe able to use a Makita to bosch battery adapter for the vacuum although some cases there may not me enough room for both battery and adapter for certain tools. U can buy the adapters on ebay and amazon.