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  1. StevenB.

    StevenB. Well-Known Member

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    So I'm about to buy a 10 inch CRB next week most likely a brushpro. A turbo hybrid spinner and hand tool. I'm buying a water otter as well I'm also buying an upholstery tool. I think I'm looking at the roto shear dry or Mytee any thoughts?
     
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    Sounds like a good plan,,, money has been flowing this year so im sure a lot of us will upgrade a lot...
     
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    I can't get by just doing carpets and upholstery. I finally gave in.:)
     
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    sapphire scientific see through


    I have the older version and it has been 6 years with minimum issues. 2x the solution line broke, it is still solid working great.
     
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    I did not had a good experience with the water otter, my first one started to leak and I was never able to fix that leak, I bought another one and in 6 months of use it leaks from the the same place. I now use a $160 1000 psi pressure washer for tile cleaning and one pressure washer will last me one season so this brought my cost to $160 a year from $3-400 per year.
     
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    You won't be disappointing with a crb, go for it, you will love the results.
     
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    10 is too small and 20 is too large. 15" just right, I can get you any size also at a great price if you need one
     
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    I do residential only. I figured if I liked it enough I could add a larger one.
     
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    you will spend another 2K? I got the 15" and it is perfect for residential. It does not weigh a ton, lite enough to carry it upstairs.
     
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    I have the strong dry and the gear got stripped 3x, I found out what coused it, not cleaning the holes where the bars are will cause it, since I am up to it now there has not been another gear stripped for a long time. It works great.
     
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    scrubbing with a crb is a different level of scrubbing.
     

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    Do you have a truckmount yet
     
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    Don't buy the rotovac shear dry. I have found the water flow to be inconsistent across the face of it. It is a fair tool, but I have also used the Sapphire Scientific and it is a much better tool for just a little bit more money.
     
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    No and I probably won't get one either unless I get swamped and need to hire someone.
     
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    Maybe? Space is a bit of a concern in my van. It's possible that I might add a second van likely a truckmount...I don't see that happening. I bet I could get a good price if I decided to sell the 10 and upgrade. I like the idea of using the 10 in tight spots like around bedroom furniture. I have a 13 inch 175, an oreck orbiter and now a 10 inch crb. I'm struggling a bit trying to decide between brands and sizes. Do they all have plastic gears?
     
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    Can you explain which holes or share a picture?
     
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    Plastic, no, nylon, yes. It's a safety feature built in so they strip instead damaging the motor.
     
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    That's what I heard. Are parts availability and or price better or worse between one model and the other?
     
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    All about the same. The German of course will be higher because of production costs. Quality about same now a days.
     
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    I'm gathering info and to be honest everything on my list is drastically over priced. 400 bucks is my limit on an upholstery tool. Drips and maintenance are big factors. I saw a fix for the spray, drip issues on the rotovac. I would like to choose the Mytee one but I hear too many mixed messages.
     

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