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    Vacuum Cleaners????

    Any one have a favorite vacuum cleaner for a sewing room? I have an Oreck and I hate it. The threads just wrap around the bar and clog it. I want to get a new one but have no idea what would work in a room full of fabrics, threads, etc! Any suggestions would be helpful.

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    Any vacuum with a rotating brush will give you the same problem. I vacuum threads with my small canister vac that has a hose, no brush.

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    this is one of the reasons I have a seam ripper; to take the threads from my vacuum cleaner bar. it's going to happen to them all like that. I would love to have an Oreck again; it was the best machine that I had ever had.
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    My sear's canister has a wand attachment on-board that is easily accessed that works for those strings. I love this little guy, it has all the bells and whistles. But, my favorite is the retractable cord. LOL.
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    So maybe a cannister might be the answer. My oreck has the bag which does nor hold much.
    Linda

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    i have a miele canister. i think that is the answer. i have hardwood floors.

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    The only way to stop the threads tangling on the brush is to stretch a stocking over the head when you vacuum. It is a good way to stop the pins from going into the vac. as well. Just make sure you secure the stocking tightly enough until all the loose things are out of the way and then you can give the room another go after the bits are off the floor.
    I like the Dyson.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    Any one have a favorite vacuum cleaner for a sewing room? I have an Oreck and I hate it. The threads just wrap around the bar and clog it. I want to get a new one but have no idea what would work in a room full of fabrics, threads, etc! Any suggestions would be helpful.

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    I have the regular Oreck vacuum and yes, threads wrap around - that's normal for all uprights. I just take my seam ripper and pull the threads, no big deal. I also have the little Oreck for picking up the puzels on the floor. Works like a charm and then I can go out and clean out the car - it does have that much power. Love it!!!!! Edie
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    I use a toilet brush (bought new at the dollar store) to clean around my sewing area. It picks up threads and tiny scraps very well. (And it can be done sitting in my sewing chair!) lol

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    Do you use a thread catcher beside your machine? I have 2 tables at right angles to each other. One is for cutting - I tape a small paper bag to the side, as I cut, I sweep small scraps into it. I have a thread catcher by my machine to put all cut threads and little corner snippets into. Nothing to vacuum any worse than any other room.
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    I use one of those 20 dollar stic vacs. It works great. I keep one in the sewing room and one in the kitchen to "spot" vac between cleaning with my Rainbow. That thing is more troubl than it is worth, for small jobs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by morelcabin View Post
    I personally like those very cheap shark vaccuums, not for carpets though, but they do floors great! My sewing room is simple laminant flooring so it works perfect on that, $99 and there you have it I usually buy mine when they go on sale for $49.
    I have one of those and it works great!

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    I love my little Bissell 3 in 1...they are under $20 usually and sometimes on Black Friday they are on super sale. Here is a link I just found. It is electric and maintains good power. There were long discussions on here in the past...try searching this board and see what you find. http://www.walmart.com/ip/Bissell-3-...-38B1/16439796

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    Well, I love my Oreck, but I sew in a room with very old carpeting, so most days you will find me on the floor with my trusty lint roller! It picks up all the threads quickly and easily.

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    My Dirt Devil Vision was great in the sewing room it has a built in hose with all kinds of attachments.Back when I had carpets it would suck the dirt from under the padding. Now I have real wood floors so its become my electric dust pan. I sweep the whole house into a pile and suck it all up the hose.

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    I went to Lowe's and bought a small shop vac. Then I ordered the cleaning kit for sewing,machines. I can suction my sewing machine when thru with a project and all runs smooth. It is small enough to fit under my sewing table and has a long enough wand to take care of my need. No rollers or brissels to clean.

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    Never heard of using a toilet brush??

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    Quote Originally Posted by lfstamper View Post
    ... The threads just wrap around the bar and clog it.
    Take a new toilet cleaning brush and sweep around the floor to gather the threads first. It works on my carpeting just fine.

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    Quote Originally Posted by My time View Post
    Never heard of using a toilet brush??
    haha, great minds..... I didn't see you post on page 2.

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    Quote Originally Posted by New knee View Post
    I use a toilet brush (bought new at the dollar store) to clean around my sewing area. It picks up threads and tiny scraps very well. (And it can be done sitting in my sewing chair!) lol
    Great idea! Never thought of this but it sounds perfect.
    Linda

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    I have a little Red Dirt Devil Canister and I love it!
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    I have a Dyson. A little pricey but I love it. A push of a button and the rotating brush stops. It has an on board wand that is so easy to use. No connecting and disconnecting. My Oreck can't compare. What I really like about it is: no more bags. It has a see through canister that is easily removed and emptied.
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    I love my Dyson, but you still need to remove threads (and cat hair!) from the brush occasionally.

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    Save Your Vacuums!!! Go to Target, Shopko or probably even Walmart and go to the cleaning supply department or laundry department. Buy an Evercare MEGA cleaning roller! it is about 12" wide, has an adjustable handle and is just like a sticky lint roller for your floor. You'll be surprised how little you will have to vacuum!!! I love mine and have used it for years!

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    Quote Originally Posted by JuneCleaver View Post
    Save Your Vacuums!!! Go to Target, Shopko or probably even Walmart and go to the cleaning supply department or laundry department. Buy an Evercare MEGA cleaning roller! it is about 12" wide, has an adjustable handle and is just like a sticky lint roller for your floor. You'll be surprised how little you will have to vacuum!!! I love mine and have used it for years!
    Sounds wonderful! Will have to try this with the toilet brush...lol.
    Linda

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