Got the Wickes one. Its ok. I had the same one as stan, but tipped it over while it was full of water, and switched on. That killed it quick. The wickes one is ok, but it's a pain if you need to hoover up dry dust and rubble. The bags are quite expensive and don't last long....if you don't use one, it will litterly blow it back out the hoover!! I've got two Wickes one at the moment. One of them was full, I left it outside a clients for 3 hours, and it froze solid (in that very cold snap we had a few months back). I had another job to go to, so just bought another one on the way!! Well they're only £40. When the other one thawed out, it was fine. So it's in the shed.