This article first appeared at Dyson Medic.
If you are the owner of a Dyson V6, V7 or V8 cordless vacuum cleaner you’ll like this.
Similarly, if you have a Dyson DC35, DC44, DC45, DC56, DC57, DC59, DC72, DC73 or DC74 you’ll like this too.
When you buy a cordless Dyson vacuum cleaner, one of the things that can often stump you after purchase is that whole ‘fixing to the wall’ thing.
Yes, it’s very nice and convenient to have your Dyson cordless vacuum fixed to the wall, but what if, for example, you are in a rented property and your tenancy agreement specifically says “no wall drilling” as many do?
What if you don’t own a drill or aren’t especially practical? For sure, you can knock up a bit of flat pack from Ikea (or find a helpful friend that can), but ask you to break out the hammer drill and rawl plugs and you’ll break out in a sweat. Is that you?
What if you move your furniture around and decide to move your Dyson cordless someplace else in the home next week? You are left with ugly holes in the wall where your Dyson once was.
There has to be a better way.
A freestanding stand for your Dyson vacuum.
Why did nobody think of that?
The Japanese did – several years ago. Cordless Dyson vacuum stands are a ‘thing’ in Japan, Thailand, the Philippines and much of Asia. Those folks are veryenthusiastic about their Dyson cordless vacuums and they love extra accessories, stands, tool adaptors and so on.
The one you see here you can now buy in the UK (and the EU, Australia, New Zealand and the US).
As you can see, this one features a little basket and several shelves where you can keep your tool adaptors, spare heads and small accessories (we like that!).
The bottom is made from an MDF type of stuff while the frame is grey powder coated metal.
Even vacuum cleaner shops and stores are buying these just to display new Dyson cordless vacuums. Even Dyson themselves offer no decent display solution to independent Dyson dealers.
If for some reason, you choose (or chose) to buy a Shark Rocket, Vax Slim Vac, Vax Blade or Dustcare vacuum (no, me neither) instead of a Dyson, then this stand has the mounting holes so you can use it with those vacuums too.
We’d expect any other regular cordless vacuum can be made to fit this stand with an extra hole or two drilled in the back plate of the stand.
You can’t use it with a Gtech Pro [sic] though, as they don’t come with a wall mounting bracket because it is such an ugly machine you have to hide it in the cupboard. And if you are a Gtech owner, it is quite likely that it doesn’t work anyway and your ‘warranty’ is worthless. People – whatever you buy, don’t believe those glib Gtech commercials and PLEASE don’t buy Gtech. Ask anyvacuum engineer why.
If you have a newer Dyson V7 or V8 then you probably found out already that your old tools dont fit and if a Dyson Medic reader you have already the adaptorsto solve that rather than buying all new tools.
Oh look, a little basket to keep them in so they dont get lost.
What You Need to Know:
We built this stand today ourselves, so if thinking of buying one, there are one or two things you might want to know.
Yes it’s flatpack, and yes they supply a spanner, but it’s close to useless as most flatpack spanners are. You’ll need a Phillips screwdriver anyway and preferably a decent 8mm spanner or socket to make assembly less painful. Using the included spanner will take twice as long.
The grey screw covers are painful to use – we found the quality of them hit and miss. Some people may choose to do without them, some may choose to replace them with black number plate screw covers from the local car spares shop. The extra 50p or so spent may be more aesthetically pleasing to the fastidious.
Nuts and bolts for your vacuum docking station are not included. Some vacuums come with nuts and bolts – some don’t. If yours doesn’t, you’ll need to find two small nuts and bolts. No issue if you have a decent toolbox as any practical chap has, but tedious for a seller if you mither them over such a small thing and they end up sending out two nuts and bolts to ‘Annoyed of Esher’.
A few pence at any hardware or car spares shop will get you the extra nuts and bolts and/or screw covers you may need.
Overall, we think the quality of the unit is good and are happy to recommend it.
These stands are a first in the UK. The quality is OK, the look and finish is OK, the price is OK and they solve the problem.
Where to Buy:
You can buy cheapest in the UK >>here<<. Be sure to select “free delivery” during checkout.
If overseas, try >>here<< – the delivery charges using the “eBay Global Shipping” option are usually quite reasonable to Russia, the US, New Zealand, Oz and the EU.