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Nilfisk Buddy II 18
Nilfisk Buddy II 18

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Nilfisk Buddy II 18 Vacuum Cleaner

1,200W Drum Vacuum Wet & Dry 4.9kg Jul 2014
Maximum Input Power Type Cleaning Type Weight Release Date
Very high vacuum
Portable
Robust

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Performance

Very High Vacuum

Similar spec vacuum cleaners that were released more than two years ago have vacuums of between 17kPa and 250kPa. At 200 kilopascals, the Buddy II 18 has a quite high vacuum compared to most of the other vacuum cleaners of this spec and age.

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Average Noise Level

With a noise level of 74 decibels, the Nilfisk Buddy II 18 has a pretty average noise level compared to most of the other vacuums that were released around the same time as this vacuum.

Other vacuum cleaners with a louder noise level that you might want to look at include the Miele S8 Pure Air (76dB) which is also higher rated.

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Portable

One Nilfisk Buddy II 18 reviewer who reviewed it wrote that it was easy to move around.

Poor Filter

One Nilfisk Buddy II 18 owner who purchased it reckoned that it did not have a good filter. In October Nigel P. Buckie mentioned “Bag or no bag with good washable filter” but in spite of that he rated this vacuum cleaner 5 stars.


Design

Robust

One customer mentioned in their reviews that the Nilfisk Buddy II 18 was strong and durable. Nigel P. Buckie rated the product 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon in October “I also have a Nilfisk GS80 (late 70s early 80s) original machine which is more robust and a very good machine which they still make as the GM80!”.

Not Cordless

The Nilfisk Buddy II 18 is not cordless, although this is within the context that most of the other vacuum cleaners of a comparable type and age to this vacuum cleaner are also not cordless.

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Weight & Dimensions

Good Size

One person who reviewed this vacuum cleaner concluded that it was lightweight. Nigel P. Buckie mentioned on Amazon “Lightweight and storage for the tools onboard” in his review of the Nilfisk Buddy II 18 and rated it as very good.

Light

With a weight of only 4.9 kilograms, the Buddy II 18 is fairly light compared to most of the other high maximum input power vacuum cleaners that have been available for around the same time as this vacuum. The average weight of vacuum cleaners of this type and age is 7.2kg, and the weights range from 5g to 110kg.

If you don't mind having a heavier weight then you might want to look at the Miele S8 Pure Air (12kg and higher rated).

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Reviews

Nilfisk Has Good Vacuum Cleaner Reviews

Vacuum cleaners produced by Nilfisk generally have good ratings compared to other brands.


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Released Over Two Years Ago

It was April 2017 when Nilfisk released the Buddy II 18.

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers nilfisk 18451125, nilfisk 18451129
Barcodes 00000018451125, 00000018451129, 05715492141326, 05715492141333, 05715492141388, 05715492141395

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