Looking for a new vacuum cleaner tool? Universal tools can make great inexpensive alternatives, as explained by eSpares in this video.
Hi, I'm Rory from eSpares and in this video I'm going to talk about universal vacuum tools.
Now we always recommend that you get genuine replacement spare parts for your vacuum, but if that's not possible, then universal parts can be an inexpensive alternative.
There are two types of universal tool: those with fixed diameter connections like these tools, and there are those with adjustable diameter connections like these tools. What you've got to make sure that when buying a universal tool is that it will fix your vacuum's extension tube.
Now extension tubes come in loads of different sizes but the two most common sizes are 32mm like this tube and 35mm like these 2 tubes. Hence the fixed diameter tools also come in these 2 diameters: 32mm and 35mm. Now you must make sure you get the right size tool for your tube because if you try to put a 32mm tool on a 35mm tool, it won't fit and if you try to put a 35mm tool on a 32mm tube, it's too big.
Adjustable tools are a different proposition, they'll fit a wide range of different sized extension tubes. For instance these 2 tools will fit any tube with a diameter of between 30 and 37mm, which encompasses our 2 most common-sized extension tubes. They are really easy to use, you just loosen up that part there and then you put the tube in like that and tighten it up, and you're ready to go.
Now to find out the size of your extension tube is really easy, you just get a tape measure and what you need to do is measure the outermost diameter of the tube. This is a 32mm tube and this is 35mm across. Remember you're measuring the outside of the tube.
All these tools along with many more are available on the eSpares website.
Thanks for watching.