If you are the owner of a cylinder or canister machine, sooner or later you are going to find yourself needing to replace the contact head.
Cylinder Dyson vacuum cleaners typically have one of two types of head on them. One type has a vacuum or electrically driven rotating brush, and the other is a dual mode flat head with no spinning brushes. We are discussing the second type here.
Sometimes known as the cleaner head, floor tool, flat out tool or muscle head, we are talking about the part at the end of the pole that is in contact with the floor.
On later Dysons, and by that I mean machine model numbers from DC22 through to newer model Cinetics, DC54 and DC63 models, they often look like this:
Designs can differ slightly, but they all have one thing in common: They are expensive!
Peruse Dyson’s website and for example, a Dyson DC38/DC39 Muscle Head will set you back a not inconsiderable sixty quid.
Dyson vacuum cleaners often have unique tool fittings on them to prevent you from using a generic contact head (as you might find on a Henry or similar).
Original Dyson contact and muscle heads often look quite snazzy, but in our opinion they do little different to any other contact head on any other cylinder machine.
But if you want to replace yours, you don’t want to pay up to sixty of your hard-earned quids do you? No, I didn’t think so.
If you are the owner of one of the following models, you have an alternative: DC19T2 (NOT the normal DC19), DC22, DC23, DC26, DC29, DC32, DC36, DC37, DC38, DC39, DC47, DC52, DC53, DC54 (Cinetic) and DC63.
This is it:
Alright, it isn’t going to win any design awards, but it is cheap and functional.
No earth shattering new technology in there, it does simply what contact heads have been doing for decades. However, this one will fit your Dyson. If your Dyson has this tool fitting:
You are able to use this budget floor tool head with it.
It doesn’t clip onto the machine for storage purposes, but when I tell you what it costs, you will not find that a great hardship.
Get one here: Dyson Compatible Contact Head for Late Cylinder Machines