All About Dyson Tools – Which Tool for Which Model

Does a Dyson universal tool set exist? Isn’t it the case that all Dyson tools are model-specific? Many will tell you that.

Why isn’t it possible to buy one set of vacuum cleaner tools that fit every model of Dyson vacuum cleaner they made?

This is a question that many people ask.

Look on Dyson’s website and there is a myriad of brush tools, tangle tools, floor tools, stair tools, mini turbo tools, crevice tools, nozzle tools, combination tools, flexi tools, upholstery tools, stubborn dirt brushes, mattress tools, etc.

Who wants to keep up with all that? You want three simple tools, right? One for stairs and caroet, a soft dusting brush and a long nozzle type tool. What else do you need?

To muddy the waters further, many speak of a universal adaptor that the layman might think of as making any Dyson tool fit any Dyson machine. However, this is not the case and the “universal adaptor” of is a misnomer, and a subject Dyson Medic has a full article on.

But lets get back to our subject – which tool/tool set do you need? Is there an all-model universal tool set to fit every Dyson vacuum cleaner?

There isn’t. But there are some money saving solutions

There is a set you can buy called the Universal 4 Piece Dyson Tool Set. It looks like this below.

Dyson Universal Toolset

That fits all Dyson models but not the DC05 motorhead, DC08, DC11, DC15, DC18, DC19 standard, DC20 and DC21.

But lets look a bit closer as some people can make some economies.

On the models DC01, DC02, DC03, DC04, DC05 (not Motorhead models) and DC07, you can use >>this set<< as you do not need the adaptor that comes with the set above. However, on the DC01, you will also need >>this adaptor<< to use them with the hose.

On the DC14, you want >>this set<<. But the DC01-DC07 set above will also fit if you are not concerned about keeping the crevice tool on the side of the machine (where they fall off anyway).

The DC05 motorhead (the lavender one), DC08, DC11, DC15, DC18, DC19 standard, DC20 and DC21 all have tool fitting sockets that are unique in size or design to those models, so you need to buy model-specific tools unfortunately. Here is where:

For DC05 spare parts and tools go >>here<<.

For DC08 spare parts and tools >>here<<.

For DC11 spare parts and tools >>here<<.

For DC15 spare parts and tools >>here<<.

For DC18 spare parts and tools >>here<<.

For DC19 spare parts and tools >>here<<.

For DC20/21 spare parts and tools, its as easy to get them from Dyson themselves >>here<<.

So anything we might call ‘universal’ or ‘all-model’?

The universal four piece set above that you can get >>here<< will fit all the following Dyson upright, cylinder and hand-held 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, DC66, Cinetic and V6.

If you have one of those models, that is much more economical than buying the standard tools that Dyson say you want at about ten pounds each – a nice cheaper answer for under ten pounds.

No need to be swayed by marketing like this:

Replacement stair tool for your Dyson vacuum cleaner. With velour strips to pick up hairs, an agitating edge to lift carpet pile, airflow bleed holes to stop the tool sticking to upholstery, and rotating head for ease of use.

A vacuum cleaner tool isn’t a terribly complex piece of engineering on the whole.  They all do that. Budget priced after-market items can save you money. No need to buy Dyson tools genuine.