Black and Decker Pivot (PHV1800) and Dyson Root 6 (DC16) Handheld Vacuums Review
Examining vacuum in inches Hg, flow rate, and construction of Black and Decker Pivot 6 and Dyson Root
|Paid||$60 (Pivot), $121 (Root6)|
|From||Wal-mart (Pivot), ebay (Root6) (see right, "External Links" for retailer info.)|
|Item Desc||Two nifty handheld vacuums.|
A handheld vacuum can be a handy thing to have around. (See right,
A recently released Popular Mechanics video gives a good real world lab comparison of three handheld vacuums. (See right under NAV.) The vacuums were:
- Dirt Devil Kone ($40),
- Black and Decker Pivot ($60), and
- Dyson Root 6 ($150).
PM effectively dismissed the Dirt Devil Kone and focused on comparing the Dyson Root 6 Vacuum with the Black and Decker Pivot.
The PM lab test was good, but I wanted a comparison that was more quantitative and had more in-depth analysis. So, I got out my engine vacuum gauge, "bag of air", and stop watch to take measurements. And also did a partial disassemble to compare the innards of the two.