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Offline grahamwin

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Which are/was the best pull along Dyson model
« on: December 19, 2020, 03:42:45 PM »
Hello Dyson Fans - any opinions on which was the best performing cylinder Dyson, for performance, suction and cleaning power and ease of working on and  maintaining ?      I have had recommendations that the Dyson DC08 was highly rated by some Dyson enthusiast but what do other members think ?
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Re: Which are/was the best pull along Dyson model
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2020, 10:04:34 PM »
There are a few that stand out for me. The DC05 definitely, it was nice and compact, good power, nice attachments, lightweight in use. But as they aged they suffer with broken wand handles and other niggles like slow cord rewinds, so maybe not so good for use today, especially now most spares are obsolete for them. The 08/TW/19/19T2/19dB/20/29 (all very similar machines, but many different tool fitting variations) were pretty good, incredible suction, and generally speaking pretty reliable, no real major faults with them, only the odd blown motor, which can be replaced very easily on those. Personally I quite like the more modern Ball cylinders, DC38/9/28C and Big Ball Etc, they’re pretty powerful and do a decent job of cleaning, but not so good when they break down, motors are much more expensive and not as easy to get in to

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Re: Which are/was the best pull along Dyson model
« Reply #2 on: December 23, 2020, 07:38:28 PM »
I agree with the above.

The DC08/19 machines are very solid and easy to work on.

DC39 harder and more expensive to fix but also OK.

Personally, if I wanted one, I'd go with a DC08 or DC19.

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Re: Which are/was the best pull along Dyson model
« Reply #3 on: December 23, 2020, 10:14:18 PM »
DC20-the DC19s had kinked hoses along with the Dc08 which used the same hose.
DC20s didn't suffer from kinked hoses.
Also, the DC20 has a hose cuff, perfect for car cleaning, whereas the DC08 and DC19 have the ridiculous large handle.
The DC19 T2s are even worse because their connections leak and have short hoses.

The DC20 offers tool storage on board, telescope wrap, an actual hose cuff, better plastic durability and a more modern look along with a better cyclone.
The DC08 suffered from cyclone clogs all the time. Their cyclones aren't the same as a DC19/20 cyclone

The DC23 and 21 are good DC20 alternatives for floor cleaning, but they're pathetic for above the floor cleaning because you're stuck with the wand. The 23 has a better cyclone and a more hygienic emptying mechanism.
The DC05 has a short cord, flimsy handles that both break and again awkward to empty.
DC39s would be the ideal DC19 replacement, but they have the dreadful short hose, leaky wand connections from worn seals and the emptying is messy because the bin flap is like a bowl shape that you have to tip the contents out of.
The new big ball cylinders are one of their best cylinders, excet it has no swivel castor like the DC39 but this is minor. They are very quiet and very hygienic to empty though, along with incredible suction comparable to a DC33.
Hope this helps!
DC14s are tanks, just need a slightly longer motor life. Do plastic parts often break on DC14s? Nope. DC41- Sexy looking futuristic and powerful machine. Just needs a better designed cleaner head wheel and cyclone clip along with a dense metal rod in the chassis.

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Re: Which are/was the best pull along Dyson model
« Reply #4 on: December 24, 2020, 10:47:33 AM »
You forgot to add that Big Ball cylinders also have really short cord and hoses. Their connections also leak. New pneumatic head feels extremely cheap and new turbine head is a joke. They've chnaged it on the newest model to this small head that also comes with Ball Animal 2 upright. It noticeably slows down on carpets.
I've tried using Big Ball 2 with the bigger turbine head that came with the first version of Big Ball but it didn't seem to have enough power to run it.

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Re: Which are/was the best pull along Dyson model
« Reply #5 on: December 24, 2020, 12:43:22 PM »
Thanks to Dyson's Fans - for your replies lots of good info/advice here and different points to consider when sourcing a good cylinder machine. I am still leaning towards a DC08 with its very strong suction rating and ease of maintenace, but member Parwaz7862 has a good point regarding the ease mobility of the ball machines he recommends.
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