I have just bought a SLX-35 with a medium mixed dual trim brush. After using a vikan brush for the last three years (not the same one of course) I am very impressed with the ease this combination cleans with, and more importantly, this seems to make the jobs faster. The 35 is perfect for the high work having replaced my CLX-27, but a little cumbersome for low level work. The trouble is I now hate my vikan brush and 22' pole (Phoenix Hybrid) set up, as it feels like hard work and was considering getting myself the SLX-18. So between the 18 and 35 I'd have everything covered. Is the 18 suitable for most domestic properties? I'm thinking that it will be light and therefore quick to use.