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Shark Rocket Professional Upright Corded Vacuum, NV481

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An ultra-quiet, powerful, and lightweight upright with Advanced Swivel Steering for excellent control when maneuvering around furniture. It has a completely sealed system with a HEPA filter to trap dust and allergens inside the vacuum. The Brushroll Shutoff allows for versatile cleaning on any type of surface, with any type of debris.

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An ultra-quiet, powerful, and lightweight upright with Advanced Swivel Steering for excellent control when maneuvering around furniture. It has a completely sealed system with a HEPA filter to trap dust and allergens inside the vacuum. The Brushroll Shutoff allows for versatile cleaning on any type of surface, with any type of debris.
  • Wide Upholstery Tool
  • Dusting Brush
  • 5.5" Crevice Tool
  • Dust Cup Capacity 0.8 dry quarts
  • Cleaning Path Width 11 inches
  • Wattage 700
  • Cord Length 30 feet

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Lightweight, Good Suction, Moves Easily
This vacuum is fantastic. It picks up more dirt than my previous vacuum ever dreamed of. It is lightweight, the swivel head manuveurs easily around furniture and it moves easily from carpet to floor. I have two cats who are constantly shedding. My old vacuum picked up the hair, but not much more. The Rocket not only picks up the hair, but tons of dirt embedded into the rug as well. I love it. If I had one thing to critisize about, it would be the cord. My last vacuum also had a 30 ft cord, but it was automatically retractable so it never got run over and you never has to fold it by hand. It was one of the few features I loved on my old one. With such a fine vacuum as the Shark Rocket, it would be a feature I highly recommend you add.
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Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Do Not Recommend
We purchased this vacuum from Walmart about a 14-16 months ago. We do have an inside dog, for about 8 months, but shedding and carpet hair has not been a real problem, up until now. The main responsibility of vacuuming is for my 16yr old son. I would often question whether or not he had actually done his job, but usually got a response like "That vacuum doesn't work!" Then one day it fell, like I've read they do, and the handle broke at the point it enters the canister. I figured he had broken it doing who knows what. I repaired it with my MacGyver skills and put it back in service. But that was very unusual. I've never seen a vacuum handle​ break before, but my son had no reason to lie about it, especially when his sister vouched for him. I know my kids and and can tell when they're not giving the whole story. Anyway, after a few times hearing "the vacuum doesn't work", I took it apart and found dog hair clogging the suction tube which goes up into the canister. Cleaned it out, filters and all, and vacuumed myself. It wasn't working. Evidently it can't handle pet hair like it is advertised. Yep, a bad decision from the start. I should've tried it out myself that first month to determine it's genuine quality. That won't happen again. Guess I'll be vacuum shopping again.
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9 customers found this helpful
Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars
Lightweight, Good Suction, Moves Easily
This vacuum is fantastic. It picks up more dirt than my previous vacuum ever dreamed of. It is lightweight, the swivel head manuveurs easily around furniture and it moves easily from carpet to floor. I have two cats who are constantly shedding. My old vacuum picked up the hair, but not much more. The Rocket not only picks up the hair, but tons of dirt embedded into the rug as well. I love it. If I had one thing to critisize about, it would be the cord. My last vacuum also had a 30 ft cord, but it was automatically retractable so it never got run over and you never has to fold it by hand. It was one of the few features I loved on my old one. With such a fine vacuum as the Shark Rocket, it would be a feature I highly recommend you add.
Most helpful negative review
5 customers found this helpful
Average Rating:(1.0)out of 5 stars
Do Not Recommend
We purchased this vacuum from Walmart about a 14-16 months ago. We do have an inside dog, for about 8 months, but shedding and carpet hair has not been a real problem, up until now. The main responsibility of vacuuming is for my 16yr old son. I would often question whether or not he had actually done his job, but usually got a response like "That vacuum doesn't work!" Then one day it fell, like I've read they do, and the handle broke at the point it enters the canister. I figured he had broken it doing who knows what. I repaired it with my MacGyver skills and put it back in service. But that was very unusual. I've never seen a vacuum handle​ break before, but my son had no reason to lie about it, especially when his sister vouched for him. I know my kids and and can tell when they're not giving the whole story. Anyway, after a few times hearing "the vacuum doesn't work", I took it apart and found dog hair clogging the suction tube which goes up into the canister. Cleaned it out, filters and all, and vacuumed myself. It wasn't working. Evidently it can't handle pet hair like it is advertised. Yep, a bad decision from the start. I should've tried it out myself that first month to determine it's genuine quality. That won't happen again. Guess I'll be vacuum shopping again.
This vacuum is fantastic. It picks up more dirt than my previous vacuum ever dreamed of. It is lightweight, the swivel head manuveurs easily around furniture and it moves easily from carpet to floor. I have two cats who are constantly shedding. My old vacuum picked up the hair, but not much more. The Rocket not only picks up the hair, but tons of dirt embedded into the rug as well. I love it. If I had one thing to critisize about, it would be the cord. My last vacuum also had a 30 ft cord, but it was automatically retractable so it never got run over and you never has to fold it by hand. It was one of the few features I loved on my old one. With such a fine vacuum as the Shark Rocket, it would be a feature I highly recommend you add.
We purchased this vacuum from Walmart about a 14-16 months ago. We do have an inside dog, for about 8 months, but shedding and carpet hair has not been a real problem, up until now. The main responsibility of vacuuming is for my 16yr old son. I would often question whether or not he had actually done his job, but usually got a response like "That vacuum doesn't work!" Then one day it fell, like I've read they do, and the handle broke at the point it enters the canister. I figured he had broken it doing who knows what. I repaired it with my MacGyver skills and put it back in service. But that was very unusual. I've never seen a vacuum handle​ break before, but my son had no reason to lie about it, especially when his sister vouched for him. I know my kids and and can tell when they're not giving the whole story. Anyway, after a few times hearing "the vacuum doesn't work", I took it apart and found dog hair clogging the suction tube which goes up into the canister. Cleaned it out, filters and all, and vacuumed myself. It wasn't working. Evidently it can't handle pet hair like it is advertised. Yep, a bad decision from the start. I should've tried it out myself that first month to determine it's genuine quality. That won't happen again. Guess I'll be vacuum shopping again.

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Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Wow!!

I have been looking for a new vacuum for months! I had a Hoover, which I absolutely hated, and needed something that worked for me. I considered a Dyson but a friend at work talked me into trying the Shark and I am so happy she did! This is a wonderful vacuum. I practically runs itself across the floor. And it is so light! What more could you ask for...great suction, lightweight, self-propelled, quiet, and a great price. I bought this on sale and it was about a third of what a Dyson would have been. I am so happy with this vacuum! Works wonderfully on my carpet and equally well on my hardwood. You won't be disappointed!

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Rocket Blast!!!

I recently purchased this Shark Rocket Professional Vacuum at my local Walmart store--it is an amazing vacuum--so easy to use--so many great features--love the beaming headlights--push of a button to adjust from floor to carpet--when in floor mode brushes do not spin--when in carpet mode there are two separate lights on to indicate carpet on--all this right at hands reach--handle has two removable positions with attachments to allow for low or high reach--AWESOME!!--all this on board--has a decent cord length--swivel is so easy just twist of wrist to turn--really sucks of debris from floors, rugs and carpet--simple to clean out dust catcher. I am very happy with my Rocket. By the way it can be cleaned by running the canister under running water as well as filter--let air dry (especially the filter) I titled it Rocket Blast because when switch from floor to carpet mode it wants to BLAST off so it seems :) Thanks Shark and Walmart

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Best Vacuum

This is definitely the best vacuum we have ever owned. I was a little skeptical when I saw it for under $200.00 and it was advertised as a "lightweight" vacuum. Because I thought it might come very light with cheap plastic that is very fragile, but I was wrong. This is a great durable vacuum. It was also just like the commercials as we had just vacuumed when it arrived. Just like the commercial the dust cup was filled just after going over a small portion of the room. If you don't have one yet you are truly missing out.

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

Light weight!

This vacuum replaces two Bissel vacuums that did not perform well for picking up pet hair. The Shark Rocket Professoinal is lightweight annd picks up the dirt and pet hair beautifully. Use of the attachments is very easy as the canister detaches for cleaning blinds, etc. The only negative is that there is no place to attached the pet brush and long extension want onboard the vacuum when not in use....otherwise the vacuum is terrific!

Average Rating:(5.0)out of 5 stars

WOW!!

I love this vacuum. I used to run a cleaning business so I know a good vacuum when I use it and this is an AMAZING vacuum. It picks up the sand that get imbedded deep in your carpet that causes your carpet to look old and dirty. I have used other vacuums that have HEPA filters and claim to keep the dust in the cup but don't. This vacuum keeps the dust in the cup I don't notice any dust particles floating around in the light after I have finished vacuuming. This is a great buy and I highly recommend this product to people with big or small homes and who don't want to spend a lot of time cleaning.

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

Wow, so much dog hair!

Ok, I did the vacuum brand dance for 2 weeks before buying my Shark...read too many reviews, discussed the pros and cons much too intensely with my hubby and finally decided the price of a Dyson was just ridiculous. We got our horror show carpet professionally cleaned and ordered a Shark. It had every feature we were looking for except a retractable cord. Oh well. I had vacuumed the house right before I picked up the Shark from Wal-mart. Came home, put it together in 5 minutes without the instructions, and vacuumed up so much hair, I had to empty the dirt cup twice in the livingroom alone. Love this machine. Easy to use, long cord, no bags, easy to empty. It would get 5 stars except it's a little heavier than I would wish. I do love the very flexible detachable hose and the attachments. Great steering too, super easy to swivel around furniture.

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

Highly Recommend

My new Shark Rocket replaces a Hoover Wind Tunnel. The belt came off the Hoover every time I used it - it was infuriating. The Shark has far more suction than the Hoover and picking up deep down dirt the Hoover left behind. No problems with any belt coming off the Shark. In brush mode it seems to roll itself a little which makes it easier to push around. I would have given it a 5 star but the Shark won't really vacuum some of my throw rugs because the suction is too great, even with the brush roller turned off. these particular rugs have very thick pile and blob up when the Shark gets ahold of them. Thinner throw rugs with adequate rubber backing are not a problem. Also, I really liked the retractable cord on the Hoover and the Shark doesn't have a retractable cord. if it did i'd give it 5 stars.

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

light weight and self propelled

Ive had my "rocket" for 2 weeks and i love it. I have mostly low carpet in our home and it does a terrific job,however it does not seem to do the same quality job on my hardwood floors.I would rate it 4.5 stars on carpet but only a 3 on floors.every thing else as far as workmanship,ease of carrying changing filters etc.I would give all these a 5 star rating.

Average Rating:(4.0)out of 5 stars

What I expect of Shark

This is my third Shark (I keep moving and giving my Shark away!) I have arthritis and need something lightweight. The suction and cleaning is great, as usual for Shark. I like the dusting brush, actually dusted my drapes! I can get a few inches under the furniture as well. It is lightweight, but It handles awkwardly with the weight of the motor at the top of the wand. It won't stand up by itself for a few seconds (if you need to move some furniture or pick up the cord). As with my last Shark, the swivel doesn't feel balanced and easy. Strong point: cleaning. Weak point: human interface

Average Rating:(3.0)out of 5 stars

Picks up good

It's a good vacuum. I just haven't mastered how to control it. I'm used to a vacuum that goes where you want it to. This one turns on it's own. I call it the wacky vacuum. I just have to learn how to work it but it does pick up good. I own nothing but shark. They are great vacuums. It's just which one is good for you. My sister has the stick one. She loves it, but she also had a dyson that she loved and was used to the movement where I'm not. She got the shark cause it's cheaper than the dyson but works just as great.


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by PixieMarch 5, 2014


1. Mine did not come with it, you have to buy separately. Came with dusting tool, fabric tool and two crevice tools.
by SJ1023
2. No. You must buy it seperately from the Shark site.
by animal6lover
3. it does not come with it, but you can purchase it seperately for this vacuum
by wheelchairwhiz
4. Yes it does
by HappyDS
5. Yes
by Bucs65
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Last answer: April 15, 2014

by SusanCOctober 1, 2014


1. Included in the box are the following attachments: Dusting brush, 5.5" Crevice tool and a Wide upholstery tool.
by Shark Support Team
2. Rotating Brush attachment, standard crevice tool attachment & paddle style attachment for use as a canister or however you choose, approx 7-10 inches across for paddle style attachment.
by TheFam
3. Rotating Brush attachment, standard crevice tool attachment & paddle style attachment for use as a canister or however you choose, approx 7-10 inches across for paddle style attachment. 6 amp motor. NV 481 26 has canister use option & Swivel steering. I believe they recommend filter cleaning once a month.
by TheFam
4. Rotating Brush attachment, standard crevice tool attachment & paddle style attachment for use as a canister or however you choose, approx 7-10 inches across for paddle style attachment. 6 amp motor. NV 481 is a lift off & has canister use option & Swivel steering. I believe they recommend filter cleaning once a month.
by TheFam
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Last answer: October 31, 2014

by joep32757June 7, 2014


1. Yes, this comes with a 30' power cord. There is a crevice tool and a premium pet tool.
by CommunityAnswer
2. its a great vacumw/30'cord lngth on my blue color model.! w/too short of onboard hose,but can purchase or add other w/adapter made w/cutting crevice tool to collar
by Bessie
3. Take it back to store if you can. Its junk.
by Marthachick
4. The Air Driven Turbo Brush uses the suction power of the mahcine to spin the turbine and rotate the brush for deep cleaning
by Shark Support Team
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Last answer: November 14, 2014

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