I have used Karcher products for some years and was always impressed, however this last purchase has left me a little dissappointed.
Very Good Build Quality.
Fairley Light, Not a Heavy Vacuum.
Strong suction (until)
Easily manouevered on flat Smooth surfaces.
discounted Price Very tempting.
Vacuum easily tips when even a tiny obstruction encountered, even when cleaning car on Tarmac drive wheels can catch and tip, reason very top heavy where the motor is mounted.
I Found without Bags the filter gets clogged far too easily, I have had to clean it more times in the last 6 months than I ever had to on previous Bagged Vacuum's, which even though old never got cleaned!! just emptied the bag. and thats where the difference lies. As i bought it specifically to use it Bagless in a Home diy/garage enviroment, Car cleaning general sawdust and sanding dust etc for use in my Home ,to have to clean the filter regularly because it clogs up is such a pain, (I am going to try the Paper Bags which I didnt want to do! precisely the reason why I bought this cleaner!!(Bagless) to see if its any better which I am sure it will be. As for the wet suction brilliant for a small amount of liquid but cuts out when liquid reached the bottom of the filter float,and as the filter is pretty big it happens quite quickley, which by the way if it wasnt cleaned before, it will need a good washing out and drying before you use it again on dust etc.as the wet Filter will clog like hell from any additional dust etc.
Not all doom and gloom, I am kinda Pleased with it, it fits in nicely with my Garage Equipment colour scheme but given the choice again I would look for a true Bagless cleaner/Extracter. This one requires far too much maintenance to Keep the vacuum levels up, I never thought for one minute I'd to have to keep Cleaning the filter to maintain its suction.
As they say You only get what you pay for and its certainly true of this model.
This review may not get posted due to its negativity, however I have reviewed it as I have found the cleaner.