"Having reviewed this machine against other similar products and also read other reviews I purchased the vac and having used it I am impressed with its suction power and the build quality plus the 2 Year Manufacturer's Guarantee."
"this is a great cheap item and value for money,I have used this to clean the bottom of our 15" deep pond which the pump will not pump out, I normally hire one but for the price of this it is great value for money and has saved us hiring.The suction is strong and seems to cope with a small amount of water to a few inches, the wheels are handy so no carrying,all in all, not a rolls royce but the next best thing for the money"
"Good overall being fairly quiet and powerful. I've attached it to a 305mm mitre saw with no problems. the but is the attachments - all of which are complete bobbins, so keep/steal any old hoses you/the wife has. I modified the hose to main body port within 5 mins- who puts a constriction point there!!! Lazy design. That said with a few tweaks it's a good bit of kit- it just could have been so much better"
"My ancient but sadly now departed Earlex taught me it was essential to have a separate wet and dry vacuum cleaner for the workshop if domestic harmony is to be maintained; nothing seems guaranteed to upset a wife more than to have the bag on 'her' cleaner split and shower the lounge carpet with 'my' sanding dust (don't ask me how I know!)
Having researched the market I settled on the bigger of the Titan range and was particularly impressed with the generous 1600w power take-off socket. OK, the price difference between the 30lt and the 40lt seems more to reflect what the market will stand rather than the additional cost of a slightly longer steel tube but that's life I suppose. I felt I'd benefit from the extra capacity but others may prefer to save a few quid and buy the smaller model (comparing specs. reveals they have the same workings). It is a bit on the big side for lugging around the house even with wheels it comes with but that's a plus in my book as it means 'she' won't be tempted to pinch it!
Not sure yet if it's a downside but the motor is ‘only’ 1400w due to EU legislation that limits power to 1600w (so why not fit a 1600w motor to what is clearly a workshop / DIY tool?)
I haven't tried it on a planer or table saw yet and I fully expect the narrow hose to struggle with the volume of chippings but it's not really intended for such use. However, for attaching to a sander, saw, etc. or sucking up the inevitable workshop detritus it’s perfect so, all in all, if you have a workshop you need one of these. No question about it.
Postscript: I had to enter a 'reliability' rating which is tricky as I haven't had it long enough so went mid way. It may become five star or one star only time will tell. Perhaps Screwfix would like to remove this need?"
"For the price, it is unbeatable. It gulps down everything from fine plaster dust to bits of brick. When the filter gets clogged, clean it and you are good to go. When the bag is full, throw it in the skip. This isn't often as the capacity is huge.
All the bad facts are in other reviews and all confirmed by me, but nothing detracts from the fact it is a great performer for little money. The wife borrows it because her expensive vacuum is rubbish. Even if it only lasts as a building site cleaner for 1 project, it is money well spent.
The power outlet as a tool dust extract is a total bonus. Stops building work generating mess in the first place."
"Purchased this for all the diy jobs and the garage. Socket feature is especially useful to keep the good lady happy, me not making mess whilst drilling. Only comment is that wide head is not so good on carpets. Otherwise does what it says on the tin!"
"Bought to replace an Earlex machine that gave up the ghost after a good number of years. Yes it needs a bit of assembly but its not rocket science. You will get a static shock from the body, first one was a surprise, used to it now! The supplied hose is rubbish and as has been mentioned, will kink and will fold flat under vaccuum if you stand on it - don't stand on it! I had kept the Earlex hose and this fitted straight on. The power take off is good and useful, the suction is tremendous, I tend to use the cartridge filter for all bar wet work when I switch to the sponge element. An added bonus is the ability to pop the hose on the outlet and blow air (nicely warmed after a few minutes) to dry my motorbike after washing - worth the purchase price for that feature alone!!"
"Bought this to keep new build house tidy as sweeping was just shifting dust. This picks up everything from plaster dust to the tillers cuttings. Simply put if it fits in the pipe it will suck it up. Builders dream. If I could change one thing that would be the hose which is thin and buckles if twisted. Haven't tried it wet but have no doubt it will be great. The builders actually fight over it and build is super tidy and dust free. Expect a bit of noise given the power. The bags are huge and cheap."
"Easy to put together, with adjustable spanner and flat blade screwdriver. The accessories are OK, but to be honest its all cheap plastic. Vacuum works wells so far with plenty of suction and is doing the job. Would have preferred not to have fixed wheels as thiss does impact manoeuvrability. Two things are a question to Screwfix. (1) says there is a 'gulper nozzle' accessory in description but I cant find it in the pack just the other 4 as described, (2) the lid with motor rests on the top of the stainless steel waste container, but even when clamped in place, it is loose. I expected to see a rubber seal as this is part of the vacuum system, and I am concerned it may leak air in and reduce the suction If you want to pick up fine dust then use a bag and the cartridge filter as the foam sleeve is a waste of space , Overall to date satisfied for the performance vs the cost"
"i bought the 40L version of this vac to use as a dedicated extractor for a 1600w miter saw as it has a power take off switch rated for such. Unfortunately the power take off switch malfunctioned and eventually stopped working after a week [not an extensive work load]. The unit dis concertedly started to switch itself on! i eventually had a replacement which again showed a fault on the power take off switch after a few days, so i reckon that the switches used are at their absolute limit at 1600w as 1200w tools work fine. i've kept the second unit, figuring i could spend my life sending this vac back and fore for no good purpose. All that being said, for a cheep and cheerful extractor it works a treat, the 1400w motor does a really good job removing swarf and dust. It is easy to empty and move about if needed. AND it comes with a really handy stepped tool adapter! [nice touch] Would i recommend this unit? yes, but be aware that at 1600w the switch may play games."
"Really good vacuum, great price, tools are a little low quality, hose is not the best, the tool storage rack seems a good idea but could have been positioned in a better place away from the handle, the front wheels disintegrated before the first bag was emptied and the back wheels splay, the wheels really aren't anywhere near up to the job, easily solved by mounting on a wheeled dolly, oh, and the switch is really difficult to operate as the dust cover over it is made from too stiff plastic, all that said, its the best value for money out there and does its job well once the niggles are sorted, I would buy another if I needed to."
"bought this for cleaning my rental car fleet, like the steel body constrution, large handle and wheels. it does the job well , but the two stage switch is NOT for two stage suction, the second stage is to control another item that you can plug into the top of the titan and the one on/off switch then controls two items, ie a motorised brush head. but the worst park is the flimsy vacuum hose , it is way below quality , i in fact changed it for a better quality one from an old Dyson."