The mini turbine tools you can get for Dyson machines are sometimes also called mini turbo heads.
Essentially, they are vacuum-driven little tools with a rotating brush inside that can be used on upholstery and stairs that often have a better effect than using a simple stair or brush tool would.
The problem for Dyson owners is that there are so many different ones, and Dysons have so many different tool fittings, people often buy the wrong one.
This is compounded by the fact that Dyson’s own tools don’t always fit the models they say they do (even they get confused). Dyson attempt to market “universal” mini turbo heads that they supply with a myriad of adaptors.
And even with those, that version doesn’t fit all models.
Here is a newer type.
That is the tangle tool (a funky version of the same thing) which may or may not fit models before the DC16 depending which retail version you buy and what adaptors come with it.
Earlier versions looked like this.
In practice, there isn’t very much to choose between them.
However, you must be aware that not all genuine Dyson mini turbo heads will fit all Dyson machines.
Dyson’s quest at one time to adopt ever changing tool sockets and connectors to thwart the after-market did create some confusion as to exactly what fits what.
And we are also forgetting what is the elephant in the room: The price of Dyson’s genuine tools.
Yes, you read that right – £45. Forty five of your hard-earned pounds that will cost you direct from Dyson.
Thanks to the after-market, there is another way. It doesn’t cost you £45 and fitment between models is demystified.
Lets start with a standard 32mm, well made mini turbo tool like this.
On its own, that turbohead will fit the following models:
- DC04 (Clutched models only. Not for non-clutched grey/green or grey/blue DC04i)
If you have one of those early models of Dyson vacuum cleaner, you can find those here: Dyson compatible mini turbine head
However, that same tool can be used with later Dysons too if the correct adaptor is used.
For example, here they are being used with a DC24.
That combination of mini turbo tool and adaptor can be used with all the following models: DC16, DC19T2, DC22, DC23, DC24, DC25, DC26, DC27, DC28, DC29, DC30, DC31, DC32, DC33, DC34, DC35, DC36, DC37, DC38, DC39, DC40, DC41, DC42, DC43, DC44, DC45, DC46, DC47, DC48, DC49, DC50, DC51, DC52, DC53, DC54, DC55, DC56, DC58, DC59, DC63, DC65 and DC66.
Although, with hand held models, be aware that as the motor is so tiny in them, they may not generate enough suction to drive a mini turbo tool as effectively as you might like.
You can get the tool and adaptor from here: Mini Turbo Head DC24 DC25 DC27 DC33 DC40 DC41
While a very long list, there are some Dyson owners that will remain unlucky in finding a ‘one size fits all’ mini turbo tool.
If you own a DC05 motorhead, DC08, DC11, DC15, DC18, DC19 standard, DC20 or DC21. None of the solutions offered will suit you. Because the tool sockets on those machines are unique.
If you are a DC07, DC14 or Dc18 owner, then read >>this article<< for a solution.