3M 497ABF
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3M 497ABF

A venerable 800 Watt 4,100 gram vacuum
800W Drum Vacuum Dry 4.1kg Apr 2013
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3M 497ABF Review

Released 4 years ago and with mediocre features, we have scored the 3M 497ABF as follows for Summary.
2 Great Features
4 Years Old
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Why Has it Scored 9?

It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer, better vacuum cleaners are available. View the latest vacuums 2017.
This vacuum cleaner is missing some features:

3M 497ABF In-Depth Analysis



The weights of latest comparable spec vacuums range from 4.9g to 12kg, and the average weight is 6.1kg. At only 4.1 kilograms, the 3M 497ABF is quite light compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners that are a similar age to this vacuum cleaner.

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800 Watts Maximum Input Power

This is an 800 Watts vacuum cleaner.

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Has a Flexible Hose

The 3M 497ABF has a flexible hose. Most of the other new vacuum cleaners also have a flexible hose.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

It was April 2013 when 3M released the 497ABF.

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To prepare this 3M 497ABF review we compared this vacuum cleaner to 100 other models. For each vacuum cleaner that we compared, we collated thousands of pieces of information including technical specs, reviews, and prices. In total we analysed 144,837 product attributes, 30,424 vacuum cleaner reviews and 2,458,000 historical vacuum cleaner prices from 210 vacuum cleaner retailers. We then picked out the standout features of this vacuum cleaner compared to the other models as well as any areas where this vacuum cleaner is lacking.