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DC14's and DC15's have two types of wand on them. There is the early type with the removable top collar secured by a half circle clip, and there is a later type with the red top.



On the photo above, the early type is on the left, the late type is on the right.

And they look like this.

DC14 type



DC15 type



Please note, the two types LOOK the same but they ARE NOT the same. The DC15 is smaller in diameter and the colours differ.

To replace like with like, you simply remove the half circle clip from your old one, pull it off and fit the new one. Easy.

However, only if you are practically inclined, you can replace the later type red collar (that isn't available or even designed to be removable) with the wand collar to suit the early type.

I am going to show you how. You will need a small angle grinder fitted with a cutting disc. Perhaps a Drimmel type product will also do the job. We use a grinder.

So you have a scruffy red top you want to replace that looks like this:



To remove this, use the grinder (or a hacksaw) to carefully cut it off like so:


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Having removed the old one and cleaned up the end of the tube, you will see two flaps sticking out.



These were to hold the old wand collar in place, we wont be using these now so gently tap them in so they are flush with the pole.

Having done that, offer your new collar up, slide it on, and make sure it is pushed down far enough and is in the right position nice and snug.



There are three slots where the half circle will later clip into. Use a scribe, a nail or even a small felt tip to mark the position of the three slots on the pole.

Pull the collar back off again and you should see your marks.

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Using your grinder, cut out the three slots so you end up with something like this:



It can take a few attempts to get them right. Take your time and use a small file to square the corners up if need be.

Remember, you can always take a bit more off, but you cant put any back.  ;)

When you have got it right, your three cut outs will correspond with the three slots in the wand collar.



Pop on your half circle clip, which will now fit, and slide home.



Its a bit fiddly, but its way cheaper to buy a wand collar top than a wand.  8)

Here is a DC15 wand before:



And after:



We sell the collar designed to fit the early type DC14 here: >>DC14 top wand collar<<.

We sell the collar designed to fit the early type DC15 here: >>DC15 top wand collar<<.

We sell the DC15 collar in tens for the trade here: >>DC15 top wand collar in tens<<.
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very impressed a good cheap way of fixing a collar

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