Which Dyson ‘Universal’ Adaptor Do I Need?

Dyson adaptors! A Big subject whether you call it an adaptor, an adapter or a converter.

Confusingly, Dyson market what they call a ‘universal adaptor’ which is actually nothing of the sort.

So which Dyson tool adaptor do you need? One size doesn’t fit all. Despite what some will tell you.

First, I should explain what the Dyson ‘universal adaptor’ is actually for. It is to adapt older pre-ball Dysons to use newer Dyson tools such as the various mini turbine tools, the anti-tangle tool and the newer multi tools.

Dyson’s ‘universal’ adaptor looks like this:

dyson universal adaptor

What that actually does is make machines that take this type of tool:

Dyson tool adaptor

Suit accessories that have this type of fitting:

Dyson late type tool fitting

Now I don’t know about you, but if I own a DC01, I am not going to be dashing out to buy the latest dog grooming tool or anti-tangle tool from Dyson at forty quid or so.

I will be quite happy using my original tried and tested three tools, brush, stair and crevice, and to do so with a Dyson DC01, I will need the adaptor that came with it that looks like this:

Dyson DC01 adaptor

If I buy a Dyson flexi crevice tool or a stubborn dirt brush, I will get three adaptors in there, one of which looks like this:

Dyson tool converter

So already you see that there is no ‘universal’ Dyson tool adaptor as such. It is a misnomer. It is dependent upon application.

And lets not forget that there are no adaptors available that suit the DC15, DC18, DC11 or a host of other models that had unique tool fittings. So ‘universal’ becomes even more of a misnomer at this point.

But lets imagine what adaptor you haven’t seen here up to now that Dyson will tell you isn’t available. That is one that converts the machines with the later crescent half moon tool fitting to be able to use the older tried and tested three-piece toolkit that came with the Dysons DC01, DC02, DC03, DC04, DC05, DC07 and DC14.

We discussed the forthcoming availability of such an adaptor in this article: Dyson Tool Adaptor: New Style Crescent Fitting to Old Style 32mm Tools and even published prototype pictures.

If you spend £300 or £400 on a new Dyson vacuum cleaner, it might be nice instead of the multi-tool supplied, that you can use your trusty old brush tool, crevice tool and stair tool that you have from your previous model. Why did they change that fitting you may ask? Why indeed.

More to the point, why didn’t they make a universal adaptor that allowed owners of Dyson 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 to use the older style tools?

The ‘universal adaptor’ Dyson sell doesn’t do that.

But this one does.

Dyson Universal Adaptor

And for under five quid you can be the proud owner of what might be more properly described as a Dyson universal adaptor.

Click the little guy below to go to the page where you can buy one.

Click here to buy a Dyson tool adapter


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11 Responses to “Which Dyson ‘Universal’ Adaptor Do I Need?”

  1. Great site!

    I have a DC07 animal, which I liberated from someone’s trash and refurbished. There were no tools.

    I can get a Tangle Free Turbine Tool for $20 (sorry I don’t know what that is in pounds) on ebay. However, I cannot seem to find any data on (or even if) there is an adapter for this. Dyson claims it doesn’t exist.

    Can you help?

    I already know that the DC07 end is 32mm, but I don’t know what the tool end is. Dyson claims that the Tangle Free tool will fit DC19s and newer(except DC24 & cordless.) This seems unlikely. Are they including adapters with it when purchased new?

    Thank you,


  2. I think you need this adaptor: http://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/Dyson-tool-adaptor-912270-01

  3. I have a Dyson DC56 made especially for Costco and need a universal attachment for my attachments from another brand other than Dyson. The attachments that I have are for micro dusting, etc. Will the Dyson tool adaptor 912270-01 work for this?

  4. To use non Dyson 32mm attachments on your DC56 you want this one: http://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/dyson-old-new-tool-adaptor

    To use your Dyson DC56 attachments on other machines with a 32mm fitting, you want 912270-01. Or this: http://manchestervacs.co.uk/Dyson/Dyson-tool-adaptor-912270-01

  5. I have a new Dyson V6 Plus. I need an adaptor that will fit common vacuum tool parts like a micro vacuum tool, or just a universal crevice tool. Can you help me?

  6. The one here should fit a V6. Can you tell me the first three digits of the serial number to be sure?

  7. MB5

  8. The one I linked should be fine for a US model V6 Plus.

  9. Hi

    I have a dc56 what would I need to be able to use it with normal carpet floor head?

  10. I have an old DC05 (like this https://www.google.co.za/search?q=dc05&client=safari&hl=en-gb&prmd=ivn&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjOoa-sqMTRAhVnL8AKHYL6Ax4Q_AUIBygB&biw=414&bih=628#imgrc=ipSBUVg4ygGY_M%3A) and bought the following replacement turbobrush head (https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dyson-DC05-Vacuum-Cleaner-Turbine/dp/B00627YMG8).

    It seems that I need an adapter. Can you please advise on the correct one ?


  11. The one pictured above with the silver button would theoretically do that Chris, but I am unsure without trying one if it would have sufficient clearance to clip on. Better to get an original DC05 turbo brush instead (the DC02 one also fits). I believe Manchester Vacs still has some new ones.

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