Can you use your older Dyson tools with your new Dyson V7, V8 or V10?
It has traditionally been a source of confusion to the public as to what Dyson tools fit what machines, and what tool adaptors can be used. Indeed, we have an older article on this very subject.
However, the latest source of confusion has been that Dyson have yet again released a new tool socket design with the V7, V8 or V10 cordless handheld models. If you have one of these, your tools all have a red button on there and your previous Dyson tools won’t fit.
Dyson CY22, CY23, Light Ball, Small Ball and Big Ball Cinetic owners read >>this article instead<<.
The after-market are usually quite fast to respond to conundrums such as this, and indeed first to market is one type of adaptor that we were given to test. It is only suitable for very early type Dyson tools that are pre-DC14 so is limited in usability.
However, it did not test very well.
Both the ones we got to look at were very shoddily made and fell to bits during testing.
There is a large spares seller out there still selling these, so we say caveat emptor.
A better solution has since arrived to market though, a pair of adaptors that when used together are considerably more versatile.
The red button adaptor on the left fits into your V7, V8 or V10 and allows most tools from the DC16-DC75 to be used (excepting certain cylinder tools).
The second adaptor fits into the first like so:
This allows usage of your V7, V8 or V10 with vacuum storage bags, Dyson tools from models DC01-DC14 and general 32mm tools from other machines.
This adaptor also fits previous generation Dyson cordless models such as the V6, the DC35, etc.
Please note: These adaptors do NOT fit tools from Dyson models DC11, DC15, DC19, DC20 or DC21 or cylinder model floor heads.
Newer Dyson Cinetic upright and cylinder machines also use a red button fitting similar looking to the one on the V7, V8 or V10, and Dyson do supply an adaptor for that with the product. However, despite looking similar, the new generation Cinetic, Big Ball, Small Ball, etc. adaptor will not fit your Dyson V7, V8 or V10.
If you have tools from your previous Dyson cordless vacuum or another Dyson with the tool fitting that looks like a Euro symbol, you just use the red button adaptor with your Dyson V7, V8 or V10 like so:
With these two adaptors, you are able to use the tools from most older Dysons (not DC11, DC15, DC19, DC20 or DC21) with your new Dyson V7, V8 or V10.
Very handy indeed, especially if you have previous generation extra tools and accessories like dusting brushes or mattress tools.
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