Hand-held vacuum / shop vacuum

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Would love to see Ego use its obvious advancement in the 56V battery for a hand-held indoor or shop vacuum.  Not on the blower, but a real nice and easy to use shop vacuum or hand-held that can compete with the cheap Dysons.  I think those are so over-rated.  Get good suction and 56V running time (li-on) and you would have it sold over and over.  The reputation on the blower and the trimmer will propel the shop vacuum / clean-up vacuum.  Would be superb winter time gift during the playoffs and Superbowl month(s).  Greta product so far (I have the blower).
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Posted 5 years ago

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Thanks for your idea Jeremy!  We'll keep you posted if this comes to production.
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The 56V 4Ah battery could power a vacuum AND a power head with a beater bar... I would LOVE to have a completely cordless solution to hauling around the ridiculous hose on my central vac!
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I purchased the Hoover Cordless Vac 3.0.  It has enough suction for hardwood floors and has a beater head (came with soft one for hardwood floors too).  It uses Lith-ion batteries.  Get about 20 minutes per battery (came with 2).  I never have to use more than one.  This vacuum would not perform well with carpet.

EGO needs to look at this market.  People aren't too thrilled with the power of the current lineup of cordless, but they are buying them in droves.  Most complain about the lack of power.  I don't think EGO would have this problem.  These things are selling for 200 up to 600 for the Dyson, which doesn't perform very well. 

I will say this.  We love going cordless, and even though it doesn't have the suction we are use to with our plug in canister, it is acceptable and a very enjoyable experience.  Light and Cordless.  Oh the freedom.  Vacuuming is no longer a chore!

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I love my leaf blower.  Thought the same thing for a hand held vacuum cleaner with a hose for dusting, etc.  would love to see this come out soon!  Joe
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Any plans for an EGO cordless vacuume.

Diggin the blower
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Just wanted to add another comment suggesting a vacuum. Not something huge and bulky. I would like it to be easy to use for cleaning out the car.  Some of the cordless tool sets have vacuums, but not enough power.
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Please make a shop-vac using your great motors and batteries.  I hate cords that are always getting caught on something.
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I would also like a home vac with a beater bar for carpet cleaning.  It could based on something like a Shark lift-away pro, but use your battery for power.  The machine would be on wheels, so weight would not be a problem.
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Yes, a "Dyson-like" vacuum should be made by Ego, only it would last much longer than the 6 minutes the Dysons do!?!
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Come on EGO, you are making a snow blower (I have not seen snow in over 10 years) that is a seasonal product.  A shop vac, or better yet, a home vac with a beater bar that has the power of a Shark lift away pro, is a year round product.  Which one do you think will sell more units?  Help us out here, I think that most of us hate elect. cords, and love battery power, and you have the best battery power I have ever seen.
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amen
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Ok, so here's some convincing evidence that Ego needs to make a shop vac. Ridgid has an 18v cordless shop vac and, surprise surprise, it gets great reviews:

https://www.homedepot.ca/en/home/p.18...



People rave about how powerful it is, and the only consistent complaint seems to be its appetite for small 18v battery packs. Hmmm... I just happen to know a company that not only makes big battery packs, but the best big battery packs!

If that vacuum runs for 5 minutes on an 18v 2Ah pack (per the reviews), it should run for ~17 minutes on a 56v 2.5Ah pack, and ~28 minutes on a 56v 4Ah pack.

Going one step farther, if it really is as powerful as the reviews state it could probably get by running at 75% for most jobs, so having a two mode power selector might work well.

Makes sense to me!
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That's pretty cool. Now Ego can improve the design with their more powerful batteries :-)
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How is that shop vac coming?  It could be about the same size as the Ridgid shown above.  I would prefer a handheld that uses the same control as your new leaf blower, and the  hose needs to have a straight section about 3 to 4 feet long attached to the flexible hose (that way you can stand up when cleaning floors).  I think that you could make one using the power head of your new leaf blower, so all you would have to make new is the dust bin, filter and attachment parts.
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If I could click love, I would.
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If I could click "buy" I would!!! :-)
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i got nothin'
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I need this. Come on ego. PLEASE ;)
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I have a hoover air lift. Love it. But it doesn't allow me to buy more batteries for my ego platform. Its easier to justify buying things that benefit the wife ;)
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Sorry to derail this topic.  Jacob, we have that vacuum and hate it?? Not enough suction.  Wife keeps grabbing her canister vac out of the closet to give the hardwood floors a good cleaning.  I personally want to run over the Hoover.  **sigh**.  I mean, for a cordless it's ok for light vacuuming, but not for a good cleaning.  What am I missing here.  I even cut out the HEPA filter to get more suction.  It helped a little.
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SCDC, if you're gonna run over that Hoover, how about upping the ante on all those "will it blend?" videos by introducing a "will it mow?" series! :-)
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Jacob, yes! Combining our outdoor toys with our indoor toys would be an absolutely brilliant marketing strategy for Ego to embrace!!! Full spousal purchasing support!
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Here sweetie, the kids and I got you a 7.5Ah vacuum cleaner battery for Mothers day... I'll put it in the lawnmower for safekeeping.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled handheld vac.

we have had  3 hand vacs that are USELESS!! please go to work on this
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Agreed. We've had a couple dust buster style vacuums that are so weak as to be almost pointless.

I have two cordless vacuums that are decent, however. A Milwaukee and a Makita. The 18V Makita is noticeably more powerful than the 12V Milwaukee, as one might expect, but the Milwaukee is still an order of magnitude more powerful than our 3.6V dust buster.

The Milwaukee lives in the on-suite bathroom and spends the majority of its time cleaning up dust and hair, which it does reasonably well.



The Makita lives in my garage and is used for cleaning up small to medium sized messes that don't quite justify me getting out my corded Ridgid power pack vacuum.



The performance of these vacuums can be estimated by the number of cells in their battery packs, with either 3 or 6 in the Milwaukee, 5 or 10 in the Makita, or 14, 28 or 42 in the Ego... so even with Ego's smallest battery a cordless hand vac would have very respectable performance, roughly 40% better than the Makita with its largest battery.

An Ego hand vac would be a little heavier than the 12V and 18V tools since the battery is so much bigger, but the physical size could be kept similar. A hand vac doesn't need a huge dust bin and mega filter, it just needs power to get small-to-medium size jobs cleaned up.

Let's go Ego! :-)
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AMEN       put me down for the 1st handvac you produce as the 15.6 V  B&D dustebuster is on its last leg, never was really very good
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I have this unit, I would say it sucks but that would be false advertisement. This small vacuum ain't worth the plastic they used to build it. Maybe Ego could do better. I would Love to not have to buy an entire units, I.e. Just have an attachment turn my current EGo into a sweeper.
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Since we are all putting together our wish list, I like to add an EGO air compressor as well.  Doesn't have to be a large 10+ gallon air compressor, but maybe a 2 to 4 gallon air compressor to pump up my car tires, and other small power tools would be nice : )
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Yeah, a small cordless replacement for the 12v corded POS compressor that came with my car would be fantastic!!!
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with sooooooo many ideas you guys and girls     We've got to buy stock!!
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Sign me up, I love their products !!!!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Backpack Vacume.

I love my EGO blower but a backpack vacume would be awsome for areas like around my pool where I don't want all the debris blowing into the pool and other areas where the blower isn't practical. I hate having to drag my shop vac and a 100' of cord around outside
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I generally don't need a backpack for a vacuum, but I know when working inside the shop or doing job site items, the fight with a power cord is always the worst.  Some sort of shop-vac would be something i would snatch up without a bink.

This also would be handy if they sold car cleaning attachments as there would be another fantastic market for a tool like that.
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Everybody has a use for a vacuum all year long.  The other battery powered vacuums out there are pretty useless, not enough power.  I know that EGO can make one that has plenty of power.  Come on, show us what you can do.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled EGO STICK VAC ,CAR VAC, BATTERY QUICK JUMP.

ego should make a simple car vacuum with small canister so its more mobile 2 a vacume like the hoover stick vac with 56 volts would be awsome also quick battery jump starter for car or ride on mower.....
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Indoor power tools (e.g. vacuum cleaner).

These powerful little (relative to the equipment, anyway) batteries were obviously designed to accommodate outdoor working conditions, but I wonder if eGo isn't passing up an opportunity with indoor tools as well.  The battery is too bulky for something like a power drill, but I can easily imagine a vacuum cleaner designed to use the 56V power source that could be so much more practical than the cordless vacuums I've seen to this point (even "the best" are all fairly anemic, with short run-times and extremely long charging times).  Even something as mundane as a high-lumen work light that could run for many hours without having to find an outlet could be a great additional product.
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Shop vacuum.

Another thing to use the EGO batteries on could be a EGO wet/dry shop vacuum.
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You have to understand that EGO is a very small company, and they like the way things are going now.  If they were to make a home vacuum that had the same power and performance of say a Shark lift-away pro, but used the EGO battery for power, the things would sell like hot cakes.  They would have to expand production facilities to even come close to demand, and then, what would they do with all the extra money.  EGO likes being small, and wants to stay that way.  Tell me I am wrong.
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I don't think they are very small.  They are a world wide company and a subsidy of Chervon.  They have the resources to take on any of the competition  :).  They are just a newer company.  You do realize that they supply Honda's electric mowers?  (Or sell them the rights).  EGO is a SOLID company.
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I was aware that they were new, so I thought that they were small.  This is great, lets get going EGO, you can do anything you want.
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Right.. get on it.. I want an automower Mitersaw, posthole digger, bike motor, tiller, solar chargers, 120v inverter, kids ride on vehicles, vacuum, pressure washer, hobby motor kits too....
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I am tired of having to put up with all this yard junk powered by small gas engines that keep having the gas go bad, and then it is a lot of work, trouble and money to get them to run again.  Battery powered is the wave of the future.  I also hate extension cords that have to be pulled around to power whatever it is wired to.  (home vacuum and shop vacuum)  We have the technology, we can make things better.
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Geoffrey for Pres! :-)
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I like the way you think, a hand held wet/dry shop vacuum would be great if it used the EGO batteries.  It also seems that it would be very easy for them to make.  A shop vacuum is nothing more than an air mover, and we all know that EGO can move air with the best of them. Sign me up for one right now.
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Absolutely!!!!!
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled Future products for 2017?.

What future products are being considered?  I could use a blade edger and also a vacuum.
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The thread status is "IMPLEMENTED", what exactly does that mean?
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Great question... probably a teaser........
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If they could make a good shop vac that works on the EGO battery then I would be more than glad to drive down to the USA and buy it.. (as I know something smart like this wouldn't be stocked in Canada).

Would do the same for a portable power center too.
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The reputation on the blower and the trimmer will propel the shop vacuum / clean-up vacuum.  Would be superb winter time gift during the playoffs and Superbowl month(s).  Greta product so far (I have the blower).
Now I never thought to use the 530CFM blower to clear off the mess of dropped chips and popcorn after a suberbowl party.  humm wonder....
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Good idea....open the doors, move the furniture and let fly!   Literally!

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