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Post# 395414   7/21/2018 at 15:52 by VacuumWars (Blue RIdge GA)        

Supposing that I could find a way to adapt any hard floor tool to any vacuum, what is the best one you have used.

I personally only have minimal experience with canister vacs where these are most prominent.
I know people love the Miele Parquet Twister (not so much the XL) I personally dont like the one that came with the Kirby Avalir 2, mainly because it has little room for larger debris.

Usually with an attachment with poor larger debris performance (due to more shallow gates on the front) you at least trade off a really good seal (for sucking debris out of crevices in hard floors, and while the Kirby hard floor tool is good at this, it is not as good as it should be at my crevice pickup tests, considering its airflow.

So I guess I am on the hunt for the best HF attachment, for any vacuum, even if I cant find a converter. I can at least study the design of any you suggest to see why they work so well.

Post# 395433 , Reply# 1   7/21/2018 at 22:09 by kenkart (Mocksville, NC)        

COMPACT!!! The short bristles get the airflow down next to the floor where it can pick up fine dust, sand and grit! I have about every kind of floor brush ever thought up, and overall, Compact is the very best.

Post# 395434 , Reply# 2   7/21/2018 at 22:23 by blackheart (North Dakota)        
A few favorites.

Wessel-werk HFT265 a very unique tool it has a brushroll that is spun by the incoming air, no turbine in it so the flow isn't restricted by that. A sweeping action of soft bristles and squeegees, two raised vents for flow and objects. It's pretty neat and one of my go to tools.

Lindhaus wheeled floor tool. It's kind of odd as it has dead space towards the front of it but it still picks up against edges rather well. It uses a single strip of brushes and a squeegee with airpaths on both sides of the strips. it glides over surfaces smoothly and works decently on my rugs too.

Of course there's nothing wrong with just a standard like 10" tool as long as it's got decent bristles and either a raised center or a castle cut.

Post# 395445 , Reply# 3   7/22/2018 at 08:10 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Two recommendations: Hoover’s bare floor brush from the 1980’s (Dimension/Futura model) with the central row of bristles for effective pick-up on the front-stroke and the back-stroke.

Also - any bare floor brush that features a micro-fibre dustpad to mop up fine micro static dust from the floor. Riccar/Simplicity, Filter Queen and Shark offer such bare floor nozzles.

Post# 395449 , Reply# 4   7/22/2018 at 11:18 by gottahaveahoove (Pittston, Pennsylvania, 18640)        
The HOOVER floor brush from

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the 60s,70s era always do a great job for me. They have nice width, nice bristles, etc. They always leave my hard floor surfaces nice and clean.

Post# 395450 , Reply# 5   7/22/2018 at 12:44 by VacuumWars (Blue RIdge GA)        

This 3rd party tool looks exactly like the Wessel-werk HFT265

I am having trouble finding analogs for the vintage Hoover HF tools.

Post# 395455 , Reply# 6   7/22/2018 at 16:08 by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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EVacuum’s online store has it. See the link below. You may need to ask them for the Hoover WindTunnel upright version which does not have the classic nipple on the neck. There were two versions available - with or without the locking nipple.

CLICK HERE TO GO TO eurekaprince's LINK

Post# 395463 , Reply# 7   7/22/2018 at 21:11 by Luxkid1980 (Richmond, Virginia)        

Probably one of the best designed floor tools was by Electrolux....the combination rug and floor tool. It's super easy to flip over for different floor types and the bristles last a very long time.

Post# 395465 , Reply# 8   7/22/2018 at 21:39 by Mike811 (Finland)        

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Twinner is my ultimate favorite for the hard floors.
It doesn't snowplow at all, it's very thin and moves easily to all directions.
It uses glider pads instead of wheels.
Possibly not the best option for the crevice test.
It fits to 35 and 32 millimeter pipes.


Post# 395491 , Reply# 9   7/23/2018 at 19:53 by texaskirbyguy (Plano, TX)        

I prefer the Kirby pre-G floor nozzles. The brush sticks down just enough to scrub lightly and it swivels about to get under low furniture. I do not like the post-G ones with the wheels.

Post# 395496 , Reply# 10   7/23/2018 at 20:58 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
four favorites

I have four favorite hard floor tools, these are in no particular order. The Wessel-werk RD285, this is also sold by Centec Systems and they call it the Wave I think, it's a hard floor nozzle with no brush, just squeegees and large wheels that allow it to roll easily over hard floors.
The next one is the Wessel-Werk d330 also known as the Wessel-werk turn and clean, this is also sold by Miele as their parquet brush. This nozzle has a large opening and the swivel allows you to get in to corners easily.
Next is the Centec CT10 power nozzle, you will need an electric hose or external cord to use this one, it's designed for hard floors and area rugs, it has a soft agitator that polishes hard floors while it cleans. This nozzle is no longer made so once Centec sells their inventory, it will be a part of vacuum history. I have not tried the Wessel-Werk spinning brush but it sounds like this does something similar.
Last but not least is the Side-Winder 15 inch hard floor tool. This nozzle is unique because you can clean side to side, similar to a mop, you can really clean large areas fast with it, and it works great on stairs.

Post# 395526 , Reply# 11   7/24/2018 at 14:03 by VacuumWars (Blue RIdge GA)        

I am finding most of these but I need help with two others that were mentioned.

Kenkart mentioned a "Compact" tool, Im not finding too much on that.

Texaskirbyguy mentioned the Kirby pre G series HF tool, Im not exactly sure Im finding the right one.

I contacted the folks at Twinner to see if they sell to the US but I havent heard back. I see a few option on German Ebay though.

Post# 395527 , Reply# 12   7/24/2018 at 15:45 by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        

Kencart is referring to the bare floor tool from older Compact brand vacuums prior to the change in ownership to the same company that owns Aerus.

The Kirby tool he's referring to is the one sold from the 560 series (which initially was an add-on),through the Heritage II series. Kirby's name for it is the "surface nozzle."


Post# 395551 , Reply# 13   7/25/2018 at 13:59 by vacuumdevil (Denver)        
my top 4

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I think the Wessel-werk multi-jointed tool which Miele reliables the parquet twister is my favorite.
I really like the Wessel-werk double squeegee bike found on the old Royal backpacks

the monowheel switchable bare floor tool that Miele used is one of my favorites as well.
The Sebo parquet tool that comes with the Felix is amazing after you remove the front brush strip.

Post# 395552 , Reply# 14   7/25/2018 at 14:46 by compactc9guy (Bathurst New Brunswick Canada )        
Compact for life !

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Compact Compact Compact Compact !!! that floor tool is the best sand dirt what ever is on the floor it picks it up i looove my Compact C9 for hard floor

Post# 395698 , Reply# 15   7/28/2018 at 04:26 by tolivac (Greenville,NC)        

Yes,the Compact tool is great as well as the tool shown in the video.Will drag out my Compact/TriStar tool as well as the Wessel Werks one.Use both.Use them on my central vacs as well as most other machines I have.The tool that came with the Sebo E works well and of course the Miele tool,too.

Post# 397704 , Reply# 16   9/3/2018 at 18:15 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        
decided to try the Wessel-Werk hft265

I actually decided to try the HFT265, it's really unique, it has a spinning brush but there is no turbine, I ordered it and am waiting for it to arrive, I bought it from MD manufacturing which calls it the spin pro. I will be interested in comparing this to the Centec CT10 electric nozzle, I'm not sure how they get the brush to spin without a belt or turbine but that's how it's designed.


Post# 397709 , Reply# 17   9/3/2018 at 18:44 by blackheart (North Dakota)        

The brush is spun by the incoming air it has two raised areas on either sides of the nozzle and an opening on top of it these vents create a concentrated airstream which rotates the brush, most likely by pushing on the squeegees on the roller. It's unique and effective, definitely one of my favorites but high powered machines make it kinda noisy so i often end up opening up a suction relief valve.

Post# 397780 , Reply# 18   9/5/2018 at 12:48 by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

Do you find that it cleans better than a regular floor brush? I'm assuming that the power of the vacuum determines how fast the brush spins, similar to a turbine. Definitely looking forward to getting it, I still love my CT10 electric nozzle but I have several straight suction machines where I can't use that unless I connect a long power cord which I also have, but that's much more work to set up.

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