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Dyson Cordless vacuums: Understanding the tools and accessories

  • 24 March 2023
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Dyson Cordless vacuums: Understanding the tools and accessories
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Dyson engineers put as much care and attention into developing our tools and accessories as they do into the machines themselves. The tools supplied with your Dyson cordless vacuum will vary depending on which model you own, but our complete range of tools are available from our website. If you’ve ever wondered which accessory is best for which cleaning task, here’s your chance to learn more! 

The following videos are a good place to start - using either a Dyson V7™ cordless vacuum or Dyson V10™ cordless vacuum as examples, you can see how to attach and use some of our most popular tools. The principle will be similar for other Dyson cordless models.

Dyson V7™ cordless vacuum

Dyson V10™ cordless vacuum

In this article we take a look at some of the innovative and robust attachments engineered for Dyson cordless vacuum cleaners

 

All standard format tools

Compatible with all Dyson V8™, Cyclone V10™, Dyson V11™, V15 Detect™, Outsize™ and Gen5detect™ vacuums.

 

Scratch-free dusting brush

Vacuum-assisted dusting brush with 8,100 densely-packed ultrafine bristles to gently clean TV screens, mirrors, detailed ornaments and computer keyboards. The PBT polymer bristles are softer than nylon, tapered to just 0.05mm, and surrounded with a soft rubber bumper to protect against marks and scratches. The bristles are also sectioned to suck up debris, rather than pushing it around. And when you’ve finished cleaning, just slide and rotate the bristle-cleaning cuff to dislodge and suck away any trapped dust.

 

Awkward gap tool

Long and narrow, the Awkward gap tool twists at the optimum 22° angle to clean car storage compartments, tight gaps and hard-to-reach places around your home or car. It's 41mm longer than our standard crevice tool to clean even deeper, and a sliding brush with stiff nylon bristles helps loosen stubborn dirt when you need it.

 

Hair screw tool

The Hair screw tool picks up long hair and pet hair, fast - without tangling. The threaded, conical brush bar and angled nylon bristles work like an Archimedes screw. Hair is migrated towards the narrower end until it’s threaded off the tip directly into the bin. Effective, motor-driven cleaning for smaller spaces - stair carpeting, upholstery, car seats and pet beds.

 

Light pipe crevice tool

Illuminated crevice tool reaches into dark, narrow spaces and see where you’re cleaning. LED lights are reflected along two pipes to the end of the tool, where a textured aperture scatters an even, torch-like light to illuminate dust and debris. Precisely engineered vents protect the motor from blockages and prevent the tool sticking to surfaces.

 

Flexi crevice tool

Extends and bends into hard-to-reach places around your home and inside your car. Airflow is faster at the tip, removing dirt and debris from corners and awkward gaps. The brush head can be locked onto the tough polypropylene shaft for tacking larger particles, and the stiff nylon bristles dislodge dust and ground-in grime from carpets and car interiors.

 

Low-reach adaptor

The Low-reach adaptor connects to any compatible tool or cleaner head to reach and clean down low under beds and furniture. It adjusts the wand angle of your Dyson cordless stick vacuum up to 90° for comfortable cleaning. An external hinge allows durable flexibility without obstructing the airflow or compromising performance. An unseen, but critical, HDPE lip seal inside the adaptor keeps the flexible airflow airtight, maintaining suction.

 

Mini soft dusting brush

Surrounded by a skirt of fine nylon bristles angled at 45° to gently sweep dust into the airflow and suck it away. A felt strip down the centre protects delicate and polished surfaces from scratching. Ideal for removing dust and allergens from wooden surfaces, blinds, counter tops and car interiors.

 

Extension hose

Adds up to 61cm of flexible reach to non-powered tool attachments, to clean up high or down low in narrow or shallow spaces around your home or car. A flexible wire helix – engineered from tough wire sandwiched between two layers of durable plastic – springs back into position when not in use. Tested 2,200 times for durability.

 

Fabric and mattress tool

Removes dust, dirt and allergens from mattresses, curtains and upholstery. The extra-wide aperture is engineered to ensure the tool doesn’t stick on fabric. And a precisely engineered channel distributes airflow evenly for optimised edge-to-edge suction.

 

Stubborn dirt brush

Stiff nylon bristles help scrub dried-on mud and ground-in dirt from coarse carpets, high traffic areas and car interiors. The angled bristles create a flicking motion, releasing dirt straight into the airflow.

 

Crevice tool

Engineered to tackle dust and allergens in tricky parts of the home. Reaches up to 7in into tight, narrow spaces as small as 0.5in.

 

Combination tool

Two tools in one - wide debris nozzle and brush, for quick switching between cleaning and dusting tasks around your home or car. Red woven nylon lint picker helps lift pet hair and other debris from upholstery.

 

Up-top adaptor

Bends up to 130° – also locking at 0°, 65° and 97.5° for flexible cleaning in those hard-to-reach high areas around your home. Fits any compatible tool for effective cleaning of door frames, light fixtures, wardrobes and ceiling fans.

 

For a closer look at the additional accessories available, including specialist tool combination kits for pet grooming, detailed, advanced and furniture cleaning, storage, filters and more, please navigate to our online store. Once here, select your model from the on-screen options and continue through the journey to view all associated parts.

 

To view accessories, tools and attachments or spare parts to fit Dyson V6™ vacuums and earlier Dyson cordless vacuums, please also navigate to our online store.

 

For tips and advice on cleaning the high-traffic areas of the home, hardwood floors and carpet, along with which accessory to choose, visit our How to: Clean the common areas of your house article in our ‘Tips and tricks’ forum.


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@Stuart. Super clear! Well done! 

I found a video for the newer style Dyson’s. Pretty sure this is on the V10 series onwards. 

In case you wanted to add it into the above. Here is it: 

Kirby.

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@Stuart! This is fantastic! I actually find myself googling what some of the spare tools do 🤣!

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@Stuart. Super clear! Well done! 

I found a video for the newer style Dyson’s. Pretty sure this is on the V10 series onwards. 

In case you wanted to add it into the above. Here is it: 

Kirby.

Hey @Kibbleb

A great spot - thanks for highlighting this. 

I’ve added it into the above article! 😀

Stuart

Great resource. 

@Stuart Which docking station do I need for a V8? There seems to be two types. Thanks

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@StuartWhich docking station do I need for a V8? There seems to be two types. Thanks

@cheddah Part 967741-01: Replacement docking station for your Dyson V7ᵀᴹ or V8ᵀᴹ cordless vacuum.

As this is the UK version, you might want to check the local dyson site for spare parts for the v8 vac stick. Links here - How to: Order spare parts and accessories | Dyson Community

 

I’ve had a loop pile carpet fitted and I have a cordless Dyson V8. Is there an attachment I can use which is flat (like that on a typical cylinder type vacuum eg a ‘Henry’) where the brush can retract? The rotating brushes on my Dyson is causing the surface of my carpet to ‘fuzz’. 

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I’ve had a loop pile carpet fitted and I have a cordless Dyson V8. Is there an attachment I can use which is flat (like that on a typical cylinder type vacuum eg a ‘Henry’) where the brush can retract? The rotating brushes on my Dyson is causing the surface of my carpet to ‘fuzz’. 

You could try the Dyson parts page -Dyson V8™ vacuum (with star pre-filter) parts | Dyson. If the brush is making teh carpet fuzzy, you could switch to their fluffy head. This will only remove debris from the surface and won’t agitate the carpet to remove the ground in dirty. 

This is my thu.b from my cordless vaccuum, they need to redesign this vaccuum.. my thumb looks horrible and it gets very sore when I vaccuum.

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