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Specification for Numatic Henry

Main Features
Features Cylinder
Dirt Capture Cyclonic
Key Feature
Design: Canister
Dirt Capture: Bag
Tank / Bag Capacity: 4.76 Gallons
Motor
Voltage: 110 - 120 V AC220 - 240 V AC
Amperage: 10.4 Amp.
Consumed Power: 1200 Watt
Speeds: 2 - Speed
Suction
Airflow: 95.35 cfm
Filtration
Filtration Levels: 6
Tools
Cleaning Path: 11.81 in.
Convenience
Color: RedGreenBlueYellow
Height Adjustment Positions: Variable
Other
Weight: 14.55 lb.

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Numatic Henry

“Worst purchase ever!”

Written on: 24/07/2012

We bought a basic Dyson back in the late 90's, and it was great despite months of DIY abuse (polyfiller dust, plaster, bricks, etc). Then we changed carpets and were advised that the brush would ruin the loop-pile and we needed a suction only cleaner. Research said "Henry" - what a mistake! Dyson, I emptied after every use. Henry, filled the house with stench of stale dust/dirt. Sorry, I'm not buying bags for every time I use it. Dyson was an upright, yet still had long enough hose to… Read Full Review

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Numatic Henry

“Great Vacuum!! Everything is great about it. Offers...”

Written on: 24/07/2012 by Patricia4 (3 reviews written)

Great Vacuum!! Everything is great about it. Offers value for money… Read Full Review

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Numatic Henry

“The only Vacuum cleaner you will ever need!”

Written on: 05/07/2012 by LadyCrimsyn1986 (4 reviews written)

I started using Henry years ago when i used to be a cleaner in a nursing home, we had these a few months after i started working there and they were a huge improvement over the old one which was a Dyson upright vacuum cleaner that was useless, bulky, flimsy and all the attachments kept dropping off even though it wasn't that old. The Henry was so good I recommended it to my mom whose vacuum was on its way out, she ended up buying one and was equally impressed. That was 8 years ago! She still… Read Full Review

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Numatic Henry

“Numatic Henry works very well ”

Written on: 20/06/2012 by MerryThomas (3 reviews written)

I purchased Naumatic Henry from Amazon and I am truly very happy that I took this decision. I am a person who hates cleaning and dont want to waste time much in cleaning. Also I dont want to spend much money on maids. So after reading many reviews, I decided to purchase Numatic Henry from Amazon, and ahh what an ease of using it. Its just perfect according to my needs and suited my pockets too… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Response to MerryThomas's Review

Written on: 25/06/2013

I am glad to hear that Henry is Numatic and not problematic

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Numatic Henry

“ok but end attatchments falls apart too easily”

Written on: 30/04/2012 by truman08 (1 review written)

This is my second henry hoover and whilst i am happy with the way it picks up dust, bits, crumbs ect on BOTH of the henrys ive had the largest end attachment has fallen apart. the 1st 1 lasted about a year so i bought a new hoover this one has lasted 9 months and my local store where i bought it from wont replace it, so unless i want to use one of the different attachments which is not suitable i am going to have to now purchase another hoover which is really annoying. As i said for picking up… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Response to truman08's Review

Written on: 25/06/2013

Poor old Henry

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★★★★★
Numatic Henry

“Awesome vacuuming with a smile”

Written on: 22/04/2012 by spannerzone (7 reviews written)

Having wasted £100 on a bagless Electrolux which was the world's worst vacuum cleaner ever, it was a delight to get a Henry.... sure it's a bit cheesey but I still smile when I use it and the bag takes an age to fill.... and so much less messy than emptying a bagless cleaner into the dustbin. It's basic but pretty foolproof, it has good suction and moves around easily...the length of hose is good. The only minor gripe is the basic accessories but they're ok I guess....just a bit basic and… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Response to spannerzone's Review

Written on: 25/06/2013

But it does the job...doesn't it ?

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★★★★★
Numatic Henry

“Henry has become one of the family”

Written on: 13/04/2012 by lisakash (2 reviews written)

I bought Henry after looking in Cyprus for a good vacuum cleaner and the prices were silly. I bought Henry online and had it delivered after reading all the reviews. Its great - powerful suction, it's bags are huge and you don't have to change every five minutes and they are cheap to replace. Long lead so I don't have to keep taking the plug out. All in all probably the best cleaner I've had and the best bit my 4 sons think Henry is cool and are happy to use him and hoover their… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Response to lisakash's Review

Written on: 25/06/2013

Yes. Henry is part of the family

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Numatic Henry

“solid reliable cheap”

Written on: 24/11/2011 by RogerAbelman (4 reviews written)

this thing just keeps going with no special Dyson system or anything, just gets the carpets clean and no marketing gizmos ... good for me… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Response to RogerAbelman's Review

Written on: 25/06/2013

It's a No Frills machine

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★★★☆☆
Numatic Henry

“ITS OK”

Written on: 19/11/2011

It does work ok, but have used better, I\'ve used hover and meile and this does ok againt them but it won\'t do water. its ok for the car and easy to get bout… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Comment

Written on: 25/06/2013

Henry likes a shift in the car

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Numatic Henry

“Poor Henry sucked his last, today”

Written on: 13/11/2011 by Sinky401 (1 review written)

I got my Henry as a wedding gift from my mother in July 1996 and it just packed in today 13-11-11 sothat says it all for me a brilliant Hoover I will be buying the same and the twice the wife used it she loved it to… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Response to Sinky401's Review

Written on: 25/06/2013

Your review is just a hint for your wife.......simply to tell everyone that you do the housework with Henry

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Numatic Henry

“Don't buy a Henry vacuum!!!!”

Written on: 15/09/2011

I bought a Henry vacuum to replace our current Miele vacuum. The Miele is 7 yrs old, and although the motor is working fine, the door to it has come off and the attachments have been falling out - so I decided it was time for something different. I have affectionate memories of Henry, since the cleaners at my primary school used to use one and so he reminds me of my old school and my childhood. I read lots of reviews on Amazon and on here, and the vast majority of them were excellent, so I… Read Full Review

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Judylugg's Comment

Written on: 08/10/2011

I do SO agree, see my review on the wretched theing!!

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Guest's Comment

Written on: 04/11/2011

Firstly your theory that you need to \"ram the hose together\" is unnecessary and misleading! If you twist the poles into each other they fit easily and equally you can \"untwist\" them to seperate.
Your comment re: skirting boards etc and damaged paintwork is maybe because you have not found the plastic edging tool (as opposed to the brush) which is supplied with the hoover!!!!
The long hose is in my opinion an absolute godsend which allows me to hoover up the stairs, landing, hall and living/dining room without having to drag or carry a hoover body with me. (I live in an average sized home not large offices!)
Maybe you need to give this hoover a bit of time so you can adjust to its abilities!

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★★★★★
Numatic Henry

“love it”

Written on: 16/08/2011 by henryisawsome (1 review written)

i love this prodect. it is awsome. the prodect is verry nice and easy to use. it dose a great job on the hard floor. And it also dose a great job on the carpet. the hose is verry long whuch is verry long. i can also clean the whole hose on one plug. pluse it's smile makes it even better. henry dose all of the nasy jobs without complaining. i would HIGHLT recomend this vacuum… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Response to henryisawsome's Review

Written on: 25/06/2013

All the ladies like Henry

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Numatic Henry

“The best vacuum available.”

Written on: 29/05/2011

After working in the hire industry for many years the Henry is the best by far so much that I brought one myself. People that have problems keeping the tubes together just need to push them together harder (I have never had a problem with this).People that say he is not powerful enough,it does have bag's that need replacing or it is not put in properly,you MUST use it with a bag. It pick's our white dog hair's up with ease. I have never seen a major problem with this machine (I have been around… Read Full Review

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Numatic Henry

“UNSAFE/UNUSEABLE”

Written on: 26/05/2011 by Canarysong (1 review written)

I have found the Henry Vacuum Cleaner by Numatic International to be UNSAFE and difficult to use. I would like to emphasize UNSAFE! The long attachments DO NOT fasten together with proper knobs and catches and ALWAYS COME APART when in use. I would like to emphasize ALWAYS! They have been like this from new out of the box and I have been injured on numerous occasions when the long extensions just fall away and disconnect from each other WHILE vacuuming with the chrome/stainless steel… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to Canarysong's Review

Written on: 05/06/2011

My kids don't struggle with this Hoover! Having used these for years I think their simplicity and durability is what makes them the best. Sounds like a health & safety gone mad review ;)

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Janebloggs's Response to Canarysong's Review

Written on: 27/01/2013

You have to TWIST the attachments on as far as they will go, then they won't come off!
Most people seem to "ram" them on , which doesn't work

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Birdsong's reply to Janebloggs's Comment

Written on: 29/01/2013

I can assure you that both my husband and I do twist the attachments on and they DO come off again no matter what. The fact remains that connections should be made with a positive catch of some sort as most GOOD manufacturers have been using for donkey's years. Perhaps the users that have no problems don't vacuum very energetically.

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Birdsong's reply to Birdsong's Comment

Written on: 29/01/2013

Well, first this website wouldn't recognize my original login details and now it's not offering me an Edit option either.

Sorry for the double post.

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Birdsong's reply to Janebloggs's Comment

Written on: 29/01/2013

I can assure you that both my husband and I DO twist the attachments on and they DO come off again no matter what. The fact remains that connections should be made with a positive catch of some sort as most GOOD manufacturers have been using for donkey's years. Perhaps the users that have no problems don't vacuum very energetically.

Also, the floor attachment is USELESS on mats. I'm not even talking thick pile carpet. I'm just talking a throw mat in front of the door. Try and pull the attachment across that and it ALWAYS comes off.

Two years later, I still prefer my Miele

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Janebloggs's reply to Birdsong's Comment

Written on: 29/01/2013

Thanks for your reply to my comment. I do sympath ise, because I've suffered the annoyance and frustration of this problem with other vacuums, but not the Henry or Hetty. Why don't you give Numatic a call on 01460 68600.? I had to contact them once, and they were really friendly and helpful
Hope you can sort it out,as I'm sure you will be as pleased as I am. if you do?

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Tropi's reply to Birdsong's Comment

Written on: 29/01/2013

I absolutely agree with Canarysong.

The attachments fall apart far too easily because there is NOTHING, other than unreliable friction, to hold them together. I've lost count of the number of times I have painfully nipped my fingers trying to hold the two straight tubes together. This isn't a minor inconvenience - it is a major and painful nuisance, which would simply not exist if proper catches were provided.

Health and Safety does, too often 'go mad'. But in this case, canarysong is 100% correct - the attachment connections are simply not fit for purpose and it is inexcusable.

In all other respects, the little Henry is really excellent. But, with useless tools, the whole thing becomes almost useless.

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Numatic Henry

“Numatic HVR200A HENRY A1 Bagged Cylinder Vacuum...”

Written on: 08/05/2011 by judylugg (45 reviews written)

Numatic HVR200A HENRY A1 Bagged Cylinder Vacuum Cleaner plus Kit A1, Red/Black
Cost £95 plus P&P

This cleaner was bought by my daughter with whom I live as our old cleaner (a very good one, actually, had come to the end of its useful time). She had been told how powerful HENRY HOOVERS ARE! Yes, they are and that is all that is good about it.

I hate it, it is far, far TOO HEAVY, CUMBERSOME AND DIFFICULT TO PULL AROUND. The flexible pipe is very much too long as well, getting in the way… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to judylugg's Review

Written on: 05/06/2011

Worst review I have ever read. The best Hoover money can buy. Do you work for Dyson? Talking of which I did some removal work and dropped one accidently from about a foot off the floor and it broke. I could have thrown a Henry from outside the truck. Simple and brilliant.

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Birdsong's Response to judylugg's Review

Written on: 29/01/2013

It is confusing how so many people interchange the word "vacuum" for the word "hoover". Hoover is actually a brand name like Kleenex but the problem comes when a particular brand becomes a household name. We tend to apply the brand name to anything and everything like it. Not good.

But with regards to the Henry, I've had mine for nearly three years and I hated it when I got it and I hate it even more now. The connecting pipes and attachments do not fit with any type of proper fitting and they are forever falling apart whilst I vacuum. I can't pull the floor attachment over a flat mat without it falling off. Within seconds I have the connecting pieces falling all over me and onto the floor. This is more than annoying and we do twist them on as tightly as they will go but they still manage to fall apart! The suction is not nearly as good as my Miele and when I drag the Henry, it always seems to find a way to tip over so I have to walk up to it, bend down and put it right.

I have had other canister vacuums before and have never had as much frustration as I've had with the Henry... poor design. I hate it.

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Kizzie's Response to judylugg's Review

Written on: 04/02/2012

I dont get it, the Henry is one of the lightest easiest vacuum cleaners to use ever made.

Heavy? Cumbersome? Difficult to pull?

You must be a very (Forgive me) weak person :/

Also in fairness to the other comment , you did call your Henry a hoover and not a vacuum cleaner.

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Judylugg's Response to judylugg's Review

Written on: 08/10/2011

In reply to the guest's response - the cleaner is NOT a HOOVER, it is a HENRY and I do NOT work for Dyson! As for wishing to throw it around, that actually has occured to me but not to see if it is durable! All views are SUBJECTIVE are they not?

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★★★★★
Numatic Henry

“My review of the HVR-200A ”

Written on: 13/04/2011

My review of the HVR-200A
I am sure I am not alone with this. - I had carpets with Dyson Upright Vacuum (hey, that's probably half the population then) The Dyson cleans well, but it is cumbersome and heavy, especially when you only have small to medium sized rooms, and it's a swine to carry it up/down stairs. I do like uprights and would not have a cylinder cleaner for carpets, full stop.

However, I changed over completely to laminate floors and sweepers are only good for crumbs. A friend of… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Comment

Written on: 25/06/2013

I like part one of your new book. When are you getting it published ?

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Numatic Henry

“Just an honest to goodness basic vacuum, feels solid...”

Written on: 24/02/2011

Just an honest to goodness basic vacuum, feels solid and as free from unecessary features should last for years, beats the bagless cleaners we have tried into a cocked hat… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Comment

Written on: 25/06/2013

Yeh. That's right. You tell em

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Written on: 25/06/2013

Yeh. That's right. You tell em

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★★★★★
Numatic Henry

“By far the best, most reliable and most powerful pound...”

Written on: 17/02/2011 by paulinebamber (3 reviews written)

By far the best, most reliable and most powerful pound for pound vacuum cleaner on the market. Dyson, Meile, Hoover and other manufacturers pale into insignificance by comparison.

If you have £100 to spend on a new vacuum - buy Numatic - buy Henry! Don;t be fooled by marketing speak found with other lesser brands… Read Full Review

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Johnwataboy's Response to paulinebamber's Review

Written on: 25/06/2013

He's not a bad fellow is he ?

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Numatic Henry

“Am not at all impressed with Numatic Henry . It's far...”

Written on: 27/01/2011

Am not at all impressed with Numatic Henry . It's far heavier and more cumbersome than my previous hoover, especially on stair cases. The tubes do not fit together properly, stiff to pull apart and floppy when in use. Takes far too much physical effort to change attachments. Topples over easily. Hose pipe is too long so body gets left miles behind and caught around things. Low power is virtually useless. Carpet brushes are way too stiff so its hard to push along the surface. Hope it soon… Read Full Review

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Janebloggs's Comment

Written on: 27/01/2013

Twist- don't shout!
With reference to fitting the tubes together!

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Johnwataboy's Comment

Written on: 25/06/2013

He's just trying to tell you that he's your friend

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Numatic Henry

“I was given the pink (Hetty) version of this hoover...”

Written on: 21/01/2011

I was given the pink (Hetty) version of this hoover for Xmas by my daughter and I daren't tell her how much I hate it! She said oh they're fantastic for picking up cat hairs which is why I wanted one. It's rubbish. It pushes the cat hairs round the room so you have to use the nozzle end (backbreaking work) to get up stuff it can't cope with, and it's too flipping heavy. I'm going back to my old one as at least it was lighter to move around… Read Full Review

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Judylugg's Comment

Written on: 08/05/2011

I found this review very helpful because... I entirely agree, CUMBERSOME, HEAVY AND PIPES DO NOT FIT TOGETHER CORRECTLY UNLESS REALLY FORCED AND THEN ARE VERY DIFFICULT TO PULL APART.

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