Once again thanks PARWAZ for your advice on the DC07 and DC14. I have owned Dc02, Dc05, DC11 and DC19 pull-along models, but I have never owned a Dyson DC08. I have been told that these are a very good machine to use and easy to work on. Have you any opinions/advice on these pull-along Dysons. cheers grahamwin
Glad to be of help!
The DC08 and DC19 are extremely similar machines, the main differences are the tools really and colour. Also, the DC08 had 12 cyclones whereas the DC19 had 8.
Early DC19s with the clear cyclone handle had push fit tools like the DC08 but the T2 version had the click fit (dark grey handle to match the body). The DC08 had 330 AW of suction whereas the DC19 had slightly less suction at 290AW (same as a DC14). You aren't missing out on not owning a DC08
I find the DC08 and DC19 to be quite bulky with their shape, same with the DC23 etc, I'm not really a cylinder fan TBH. I'm actually a massive upright fan.
The Dc02 would be decent but they haven't got powerful suction. Shame really because the design on them is nice and simple and they had potential.
The DC05 was a decent machine, I just hate the tool storage - on the hose.
The DC11 had good suction but the bin design was terrible- the suction path would split into two so very long hair would just get sucked up in the two airpaths where they split and the suction would be playing tug of war on the hair. Remove the cyclone and long strings and hair would need to be pulled out. These had the turbine head which was okay but they aren't as good as a proper good ol' Dyson upright
One Dyson cylinder I do like though is the DC39- proper slim, so it's not cumbersome. It has the same suction as a DC19, yet it's much quieter and has better filtration too and it's more manageable. It doesn't get stuck in door frames either! They are known for getting clogged in the area just before the bin entry but only if you suck up large objects. I'd rather have a DC39 over any of Dyson's older machines. Apparently the new big ball cylinders are even better than the DC39, they even stand up on their own when they get knocked over!
I like how Dyson managed to make their machines not only look better by making them look more simple (like the DC41 looks more like a tidy design compared to the DC25) but it also means that there's less bulk on the outside of the vacuum, hence the DC19 vs the DC39- so win win.
My only advice with these really is to just empty them when they're at the MAX fill line so the cyclone efficiency doesn't drop and just check the filter every few months, give it a good wash and you should be fine. The lack of this care means that the filter gets dustier which means the motor gets hotter due to getting less airflow, so the motor works harder and spins faster and therefore this decreases the lifespan of the motor
Dysons don't really lose suction when you fill them past the MAX fill line so people think they can get away with it when in reality the above ^ happens and then they wonder why their Dyson blew up after a few years of use. Just gotta maintain it really which isn't so hard