Rotovac sheardry upholstery tool $250

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StevenB.

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That's an accurate description. I bought my sheardry a year ago as a package deal with crb,th40, water otter etc. It was the first newer generation hand tool I ever tried. Of course I give it high marks. The Mytee one had durability issues so I looked at the Drimaster and a few others.

My budget was 4k when I bought that stuff. I spent like 3900. The Drimaster would have cost another 300 dollars. A buddy of mine bought a used drimaster for 200 bucks. What's up with all the used dri masters for sale? Cheap too.

So I got a chance to try it on a sofa his guys were cleaning, it has more flow than mine and I like the sight glass. I only tried it for about 30 secs. I liked that it felt like a quality tool, I think it left the fabric wetter than the shear dry stroke for stroke. As for the trigger mine doesn't bother me because it's light to the touch and doesn't hang down too far. It was nice without the trigger but one of his guys set the tool down and it left a wet spot on the carpet. The tool wasn't down long. Is that normal?
 
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the hydramaster has had braking issues on their first roleout of thier drmaster toool.....

thats why I got the rotovac.....
but I went back this year and said whatever let me give it a try.....
as they said they got it fixed....

i love this drimaster....incredible water flow, faster dry time, no overspray, no trigger
i can clean upholster in half the labor
and it will still dry 2 times faster
great tool

probably the best tool I have bought along with the bonzer in 10 years.......

love cleaning upholstery again....every time i go to a house
i ask to clean upholstery
before i didnt even wont to clean couches ...too much back labor

with that and tile it should double my home sales

when you set it down you have to turn the nob off at the handle.....
 

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After using the PMF stainless steel hi-dri internal jet tool for literally 30 years, the Sheardry was way lighter and more agile to use than the SS tool I was used to using. However since I could use the PMF tool in both directions with trigger on I worried that the efficiency I had enjoyed would somehow be lost. I found Rotovac's to be much more even wetting with impressive perfect extraction in both directions. No wasted motion with great extraction edge to edge. Other similar looking tools have a thick forehead that just keeps you from cleaning closer to the vertical plane where cushion meet the back or armrest sides.

I always try what's out there so at the ICE expo I used Hydramaster's Drymaster.
Several points stood out on this no trigger tool:
1. Always flowing just meant wasting water to me. (a real bummer if you use a portable instead of your high performance truck mount. The drymaster will use up your water faster and fill the waste tank of a portable with unproductive water and acidic neutralizing rinse.

2. I noticed there was no agitation bar on the face of the tool an added beneficial feature on the Sheardry not found on any other tool currently on the market. I found the small ridge allows fabric to draw up from each vacuum slit around the ridge where the hot water directly moves soils from the nap to the vac slots. A kind of hydro kinetic action in both directions at the same time. If you try it to compare you'll understand right away.

3. The short compact length of the Sheardry made the Drymaster feel like an awkwardly heavy and long tool that felt like you needed two hands to use, especially since the stiffer vac hose just seemed bulkier than most. Then I noticed they had a grip accessory to keep your other hand busy instead of..... I don't know, maybe holding the fabric tight or stabilizing a loose back pillow cushion or moving your hose about without stopping.
 
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After using the PMF stainless steel hi-dri internal jet tool for literally 30 years, the Sheardry was way lighter and more agile to use than the SS tool I was used to using. However since I could use the PMF tool in both directions with trigger on I worried that the efficiency I had enjoyed would somehow be lost. I found Rotovac's to be much more even wetting with impressive perfect extraction in both directions. No wasted motion with great extraction edge to edge. Other similar looking tools have a thick forehead that just keeps you from cleaning closer to the vertical plane where cushion meet the back or armrest sides.

I always try what's out there so at the ICE expo I used Hydramaster's Drymaster.
Several points stood out on this no trigger tool:
1. Always flowing just meant wasting water to me. (a real bummer if you use a portable instead of your high performance truck mount. The drymaster will use up your water faster and fill the waste tank of a portable with unproductive water and acidic neutralizing rinse.

2. I noticed there was no agitation bar on the face of the tool an added beneficial feature on the Sheardry not found on any other tool currently on the market. I found the small ridge allows fabric to draw up from each vacuum slit around the ridge where the hot water directly moves soils from the nap to the vac slots. A kind of hydro kinetic action in both directions at the same time. If you try it to compare you'll understand right away.

3. The short compact length of the Sheardry made the Drymaster feel like an awkwardly heavy and long tool that felt like you needed two hands to use, especially since the stiffer vac hose just seemed bulkier than most. Then I noticed they had a grip accessory to keep your other hand busy instead of..... I don't know, maybe holding the fabric tight or stabilizing a loose back pillow cushion or moving your hose about without stopping.
I have a 3" " wonder wand" upholstery tool made by Powr-Flite. Despite awkward position of spraying jet( tendency to spray walls while cleaning furniture) I love that tool. Head by itself is indestructible, but solution line disintegrated, so I'm in need of solution line and vacuum hose. After calling manufacturer directly , I was told that I have to purchase complete tool for about $360. I found parts I needed on UK website, but it would be about same price Powr -Flite offering. Any idea, where to get it? I have a fancy Mytee tool, reliable Kleen-rite and good old $70 beater, but I would like my wonder wand back. Tool is rated for 1000 psi, so just that deserves respect.
Can anybody give me an advice to this matter?
Thanks a lot
 

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We are testing the new Rotovac ShearDry this weekend at my new home. Really digging the clear head. Wife wants all furniture cleaned. I’ll report back and make a thread probably. Anyone want a review video?

 
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We are testing the new Rotovac ShearDry this weekend at my new home. Really digging the clear head. Wife wants all furniture cleaned. I’ll report back and make a thread probably. Anyone want a review video?

Yes
 
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I have a 3" " wonder wand" upholstery tool made by Powr-Flite. Despite awkward position of spraying jet( tendency to spray walls while cleaning furniture) I love that tool. Head by itself is indestructible, but solution line disintegrated, so I'm in need of solution line and vacuum hose. After calling manufacturer directly , I was told that I have to purchase complete tool for about $360. I found parts I needed on UK website, but it would be about same price Powr -Flite offering. Any idea, where to get it? I have a fancy Mytee tool, reliable Kleen-rite and good old $70 beater, but I would like my wonder wand back. Tool is rated for 1000 psi, so just that deserves respect.
Can anybody give me an advice to this matter?
Thanks a lot
Powr-flite are mostly made by PMF.
 

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I have a 3" " wonder wand" upholstery tool made by Powr-Flite. Despite awkward position of spraying jet( tendency to spray walls while cleaning furniture) I love that tool. Head by itself is indestructible, but solution line disintegrated, so I'm in need of solution line and vacuum hose. After calling manufacturer directly , I was told that I have to purchase complete tool for about $360. I found parts I needed on UK website, but it would be about same price Powr -Flite offering. Any idea, where to get it? I have a fancy Mytee tool, reliable Kleen-rite and good old $70 beater, but I would like my wonder wand back. Tool is rated for 1000 psi, so just that deserves respect.
Can anybody give me an advice to this matter?
Thanks a lot
I love my PMF upholstery tools. I’ve had some over 10 years. Very durable
 
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Rob is it possible to buy a clear head to fit on an original model? Also apart from the clear head is there any difference between models? Thx
I’m working on a video to highlight the benefits and changes. Watch for it or subscribe to my YouTube channel.