This vacuum does the job and does it well. The issue is the build is not one that will last. Its made of lightweight plastic and the design isn't the best. Using the hose will cause the vacuum to tip. The vacuum is somewhat clumsy. The vacuum needs to be emptied far to often as the bottom of the canister is what holds the large carpet and dust balls and it fills quickly! What shark did is put a great motor in a cheep body think Cadillac engine in Honda body. I question if this vacuum will last very long. Again it is VERY powerful and will pick up just about everything - if only it had a great design to match.