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SE 122

A powerful and quiet wet/dry vacuum for a wide range of professional jobs.

SE 122
SE 122 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 16.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wonderful wet dry vacuum I bought this shop vac mainly for it's wet vacuum capability. I have a fountain which the birds love and therefore needs a weekly cleaning. I bought the wet vac additional package as well which has a flexible hose bit and a stainless steel mesh screen for a filter. This thing sucks! But in the way you want a great vacuum to. I also picked up some extra bags and have used it with the car cleaning package to do the cars. I had dog hair stuck in the mats and this thing made short work of it. Then as an experiment I cleaned the house, and window screens. The canister is a bit big for dragging around but the motor is quieter than my other popular bagless vacuum. It did another good job. I have yet to hook it up in my shop but I have little doubt it will do well there too.Pro: quiet, great warranty, powerful suction. Con: expensive. But the cheap shop vacs appear to be too cheap for me. Maybe if I had intended to clean some terrible job once and toss the machine afterwards. But I prefer to buy quality and this machine is it
Date published: 2017-10-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from This vac is great but.. My husband insisted we buy this shop vac and it IS powerful, quiet and easy to use. However, the main foot has such a small opening, that I have trouble picking up with it. We own a dog kennel and I use it for cleaning the kennel; dog hair, spilled dog food and small amounts of straw that we can't sweep up. The opening gets clogged easily and I am always stopping to unclog it. I am really surprised that there isn't a bigger opening in the main foot attachment. How can this be called a shop vac, it is better suited for the home. I cannot even find an attachment to buy to make it easier to use as a shop vac. Please make one with a bigger opening and I will buy it.
Date published: 2017-05-17
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Another great Stihl product Although I haven't put this to work yet I'm very impressed with the quality. I bit the bullet on the larger unit even though it was twice the price of the smaller. I have bought numerous cheaper units with nothing but problems with burn out motors,bad switches, lack of thought of storing accessories and unbearable noise. This unit has well thought out storage for accessories, hose and power chord. The unit is super quiet so don't have to wear hearing protection to run. Time will tell on switch and motor, but if this is like the rest of Stihl products I have it will be great. My wife seen the unit after putting together and I had to get it in the shop before she made off with it. Looking forward to many years of use.
Date published: 2016-12-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very impressed I was very hesitant to purchase this vacuum, I have dog hair in my jeep that my 2 dyson sweepers, and the local car wash vaccum has never been able to help much. I bought this unit today and in about 25 mins I had almost all of the hair removed.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl SE 122 Hello, I have had many vacuums in the past and I own about everything Stihl makes little did I know they made a shop vac. I have been in the market for a great vacuum for quite some time. I have had many vacuums in the shop but nothing ever seemed to hold up and was noisy. I do some woodworking and also always needing a great vacuum to clean vehicles with. I would wash cars and drive them into the garage only to find a puddle of water on the floor. So now I have the right tool for the job. I was a little disappointed at first when I called the Stihl dealer and they said they had one left. I got there to make a purchase and they wheeled it out and had dust and dirt all over it like it had been sitting in the back for a few years. After I got it home and cleaned it up my wife wanted to use it in the home. It worked wonderful... She liked it better in the home then our regular sweeper. I looked on youtube and couldn't find any reviews on it. I really must say it was a little pricey but you get what you pay for a great quality sweeper that always comes in handy when you need it. I also purchased the car cleaning kit which I must say was really heavy duty. If your the type of person that does woodworking or auto detailing this is a must have. One thing they did tell me at the Stihl dealer was once I get down to a few bags make sure I call and reorder because its something they do not stock but can have as little as the next day. Also the sweeper bags are really heavy duty I noticed its like a real cloth bag not one of those paper bags and a stainless steel sweeper head and handle that can get under just about anything. The length of the hose and cord is just an added extra this thing can go anywhere and when you don't need it too its got lockable wheels. Hope this helps you decide on your purchase. It was well worth the extra money last sweeper I ever need to buy. I will suck the carpet off the floor.
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vaccum I was looking for a good shop vac to use to clean my car and for the house when needed. This machine fits the bill. I have never used a shop vac this good. Never had a shop vac do as good a job as this machine. Highly recommened.
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SE 122 review: Good machine I've had this shop vac for 6 months, it's been quiet, reliable and provides low suction pressure at a high air flow rate. I've used it with an internal bag, so I can't attest to the self cleaning feature function; since this is a rebranded Nilfisk Alto machine I have faith it will work.I wish...1) ...it came with more accessories, specifically a really long skinny nozzle for use on cleaning refridgerator condensers- the long nozzle supplied is too fat to fit in the heat exchanger and too short to do any good.2) ...it came with a round brush attachment for cleaning baseboards and blinds. my wife has discovered it is usefull in the house instead of just the basement or shop)3) ...it had a long handle to push it with, so you didn't have to bend over when moving it. #perhaps I'll bend up some 1/2" thinwall conduit and bolt it to the case.This is a good machine. It was expensive, but the better machines are even more expensive.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so reliable First the good stuff, the vac runs very quiet.The not so good stuff; after several months of use the vac would quit running. Then after a period of time it would run again then quit. To cut a long story short I dismantled the vac unit to find the “high temp switch” (HTS) which is mounted to one of the brush assemblies and is there to protect the motor from overheating was loose. After further investigation I found the switch was only soldered to the brush assembly and not mechanically fastened in place. The HTS had a “cold solder joint” which after a period of time failed causing an intermittent connection to the brush assembly. After re-soldering the unit back together it now works fine.This is a poor design and needs to be addressed by Stihl.
Date published: 2014-11-15
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