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What is the main difference between Shark APEX AX952 vs AZ1002?
Shark APEX is Shark most advanced upright vacuum series. Shark APEX AX952 belongs to the original design and AZ1002 model belongs to the successor series.
At the time of this writing, the APEX was Shark’s most advanced upright vacuum series (in Fall 2020 Shark released the Vertex with it’s latest DuoFins technology). Shark APEX AX952 belongs to the original design and AZ1002 model belongs to the successor series.
The main difference between them is that Shark APEX Upright Vacuum with DuoClean AZ1002 integrates Zero-M technology. This new technology eliminates the hair during cleaning so that you do not need to remove wrapped hairs by hand.
Besides the technology differences, because it is an older model, the APEX 952 is harder to find these days (although when we last checked, we did find the APEX 951 which is similar, on Amazon).
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What is Zero-M technology
Zero-M technology refers to the new construction of the hard bristle roller, where the brush units are tighter, shorter and a few helical, raised threads are added along with the brushes.
Zero-M cleaner head will save your time from cleaning the brush roller manually. In the real test, this cleaner head can reduce a large number of pet bunnies, short hairs…but it still picks up long hairs (Golden Retriever, human hair) and wraps around the roller.
Apart from this technology, there is another slight difference on the hose design. Shark APEX AZ1002 has a tighter, more reflective hose than AX952 model.
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