SE 122


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A powerful and quiet wet/dry vacuum for a wide range of professional jobs.

This quiet wet/dry vacuum delivers superior suction power to quickly and efficiently complete the toughest tasks without disturbing those around you. A 10' suction hose and 25' electrical cord, pivoting front casters and onboard accessory storage make it easy to use and maneuver, while a high-efficiency filter and cleaning system mean less maintenance, less down time and less cleanup.
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SE 122 Specifications
VOLTAGE 120 V, 60 hz
WEIGHT 10.0 kg (22.0 lbs.)
SUCTION 230 mbar (91 in H2O)
AIR FLOW 3200 l/min. (113 cfm)
SOUND PRESSURE RATING* 62 dB(A)
CONTAINER CAPACITY 30 l (7.9 gal.)
SUCTION HOSE LENGTH 3.0 m (9.8 ft.)
POWER CORD LENGTH 7.5 m (24.6 ft.)
ENGINE POWER 1000 w (8.3 amps)
POWER SOURCE Electric
Model Features
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    Universal Nozzle Attachment
    The universal nozzle attachment provides the versatility to quickly and thoroughly clean both wet and dry surfaces with ease.
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    Floor/Crevice Nozzle
    The floor/crevice nozzle attachment enables vacuuming in narrow spaces that are typically unreachable with regular nozzles. The attachment can be stored on the vacuum’s onboard attachment holder, making it easily available for use any time you need it.
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    Filter Cleaning System
    The built-in automatic filter cleaning system makes maintenance fast and easy. Just lock the suction inlet, turn on the machine and the filter cleans itself.
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    Multiple Filter System
    The vacuum’s filter cartridges are washable, making them more hygienic, economical and environmentally responsible.
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    Onboard Attachment Storage
    With the onboard attachment holder, all of your vacuum’s attachments are within easy reach during cleanup jobs. Plus, it keeps all of your accessories organized during storage.
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    Swivel Wheels with Locking Brake
    The vacuum’s swivel wheels provide greater maneuverability, while the locking brake can add stability during use or storage.
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    Quick-Release Coupling
    The quick-release coupling allows the suction hose to easily and securely attach to the stainless steel handle.
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    Stainless Steel Vacuum Tube
    With a stainless steel vacuum tube, this shop/vac is durable enough to handle challenging cleanup tasks around the home as well as tough professional jobs.

Important Information
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WARNING! Improper use of any power tool may cause serious or fatal injury. Read, understand and follow carefully the operating and safety instructions in your instruction manual before using such products.

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SE 122 is rated 4.8 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from very impressed I was very hesitant to purchase this vacuum, I have dog hair in my jeep that my 2 dyson sweepers, and the local car wash vaccum has never been able to help much. I bought this unit today and in about 25 mins I had almost all of the hair removed.
Date published: 2015-12-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Stihl SE 122 Hello, I have had many vacuums in the past and I own about everything Stihl makes little did I know they made a shop vac. I have been in the market for a great vacuum for quite some time. I have had many vacuums in the shop but nothing ever seemed to hold up and was noisy. I do some woodworking and also always needing a great vacuum to clean vehicles with. I would wash cars and drive them into the garage only to find a puddle of water on the floor. So now I have the right tool for the job. I was a little disappointed at first when I called the Stihl dealer and they said they had one left. I got there to make a purchase and they wheeled it out and had dust and dirt all over it like it had been sitting in the back for a few years. After I got it home and cleaned it up my wife wanted to use it in the home. It worked wonderful... She liked it better in the home then our regular sweeper. I looked on youtube and couldn't find any reviews on it. I really must say it was a little pricey but you get what you pay for a great quality sweeper that always comes in handy when you need it. I also purchased the car cleaning kit which I must say was really heavy duty. If your the type of person that does woodworking or auto detailing this is a must have. One thing they did tell me at the Stihl dealer was once I get down to a few bags make sure I call and reorder because its something they do not stock but can have as little as the next day. Also the sweeper bags are really heavy duty I noticed its like a real cloth bag not one of those paper bags and a stainless steel sweeper head and handle that can get under just about anything. The length of the hose and cord is just an added extra this thing can go anywhere and when you don't need it too its got lockable wheels. Hope this helps you decide on your purchase. It was well worth the extra money last sweeper I ever need to buy. I will suck the carpet off the floor.
Date published: 2015-05-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vaccum I was looking for a good shop vac to use to clean my car and for the house when needed. This machine fits the bill. I have never used a shop vac this good. Never had a shop vac do as good a job as this machine. Highly recommened.
Date published: 2015-01-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from SE 122 review: Good machine I've had this shop vac for 6 months, it's been quiet, reliable and provides low suction pressure at a high air flow rate. I've used it with an internal bag, so I can't attest to the self cleaning feature function; since this is a rebranded Nilfisk Alto machine I have faith it will work.I wish...1) ...it came with more accessories, specifically a really long skinny nozzle for use on cleaning refridgerator condensers- the long nozzle supplied is too fat to fit in the heat exchanger and too short to do any good.2) ...it came with a round brush attachment for cleaning baseboards and blinds. my wife has discovered it is usefull in the house instead of just the basement or shop)3) ...it had a long handle to push it with, so you didn't have to bend over when moving it. #perhaps I'll bend up some 1/2" thinwall conduit and bolt it to the case.This is a good machine. It was expensive, but the better machines are even more expensive.
Date published: 2014-11-20
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Not so reliable First the good stuff, the vac runs very quiet.The not so good stuff; after several months of use the vac would quit running. Then after a period of time it would run again then quit. To cut a long story short I dismantled the vac unit to find the “high temp switch” (HTS) which is mounted to one of the brush assemblies and is there to protect the motor from overheating was loose. After further investigation I found the switch was only soldered to the brush assembly and not mechanically fastened in place. The HTS had a “cold solder joint” which after a period of time failed causing an intermittent connection to the brush assembly. After re-soldering the unit back together it now works fine.This is a poor design and needs to be addressed by Stihl.
Date published: 2014-11-15
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Amazing Product I have been using this vacuum for a few weeks now and it is great. This is a great upgrade from my past shop vac's. It has many accessory options to choose from. Quiet and light. I am always excited when I am able to use this vac.
Date published: 2014-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Vac!!! Light weight,rolls around easily...really like the long hose and long cord. Suction is better than anything i have ever used including my shop vac's. My only complaint is the "self cleaning" for the air filter,have tried it several times and does not work as claimed. Not that big of a deal since i am use to having to take the filters out anyway on the shop vac,but for the price i was really hoping it would. Other than that,great product and highly recommend.
Date published: 2014-08-04
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Quiet & powerful; the best commercial vac we have used. Having over a dozen saws, blowers, and edgers, it was an easy answer to order this one. Using this for over a year, and still find it a quiet workhorse.The biggest drawback is no local dealers are stocking this, nor the bags. Just need to keep ahead of our needs on the bags.We are planning on adding a second one this year. Would even buy a third with more work.The tool reservoir would be better, if deeper. Ours goes out on the jobs, and tools are easy to fall out. When you wrap the hose around the machine for transport, it flexes tight where it comes out of the canister. Thought this might cause a problem as it gets older, but always stays fully open when on.A real pleasure!
Date published: 2014-01-18
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