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What are the best generic/stand alone vacuum tools?
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Post# 402833   12/18/2018 at 21:53 (181 days old) by fairfaxclass (Tillamook, Oregon)        

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If you find a vacuum that is missing its tools and you know you can't get the originals, what are your go-to options?  Be it a set or individual pieces.  Some generics can feel really cheap!


I will say that I LOVE the Rainbow dusting brush and will often go for it or a copy if I need one. 


So, what ones do you like to get?

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Post# 402835 , Reply# 1   12/18/2018 at 22:23 (181 days old) by luxflairguy (Wilmington, NC)        

Anything Centec sells is great! But I do have personal preferences from others and am not afraid to spend $$$ to buy several and try them out and then decide!

Post# 402836 , Reply# 2   12/18/2018 at 23:11 (181 days old) by completenutt (West Hollywood, California)        
Yes, CenTec!

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Post# 402851 , Reply# 3   12/19/2018 at 19:06 (180 days old) by eurekaprince (Montreal, Canada)        

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Over the years, I have bought several Kenmore horsehair dusting brushes at Sears to be used with other vacuums, including my Miele C3 (I bought an adapter for that vac). These were the softest brushes I have ever found in any store. So soft, that you do not hear a thing when running your finger across the bristles. Not sure if we will be able to buy these again since Cleva replaced Panasonic as Sears’ vacuum supplier. I have yet to find a dusting brush made in China that is soft enough for a computer screen.

Post# 402859 , Reply# 4   12/19/2018 at 21:11 (180 days old) by n0oxy (Saint Louis Missouri, United States)        

For hard floors, there are several good choices. I'm a big fan of the sidewinder, the 15 inch nozzle is great for hard floors and the 8 inch one is great for dusting, both have brushes on them. Wessel-werk also makes some good ones. The D330, also known as the turn and clean is really good because of how it swivels, I think Miele includes a version of this with some of their canisters. Another good Wessel-Werk nozzle is the RD285, this one has no brush, it uses two squeegees and has large wheels. Wessel-Werk also makes a hard floor nozzle with a spinning brush, it doesn't use a turbine but the suction somehow spins the brush, it works really well.

Post# 402882 , Reply# 5   12/20/2018 at 16:44 (180 days old) by fan-of-fans (USA)        

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I think it was Centec that used to sell an attachment kit up until fairly recently that was nearly identical to the old Whirlpool/Kenmore attachments that they used from the 1960s up until the 1980s. It had the oval horsehair dusting brush with swivel, fabric tool with brush, the flared end crevice tool and a very wide, soft floor brush. I'm not seeing them anywhere so they may have been discontinued.

For the Sears/Panasonic dusting brush, I'm not sure but in the Sears here they are still available with the other tools. I think some aftermarket manufacturers have a copy of these attachments, so you should be able to find them online whether Sears does or not.

Post# 402931 , Reply# 6   12/21/2018 at 22:20 by Lesinutah (Utah)        

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Thanks for this post.
My dad lives alone now since my mom passed on Nov 2nd. I said dad I'm a conisoir and borderline hoarder of vacuums. You need a vacuum. He mentioned Dyson . I said dad there very good suction. I cleaned one up and sold it but that doesn't mean I could diagnose or fix them. I'm not saying there bad engineering at all. I'm saying there built different than other vacuums. I can't say there bad vacuums. I can probably assume people don't use or maintain correctly they don't run good. You can say that about any vacuum but Dyson you have to know how to maintain. Anyways. I asked about a Kirby a riccar a cannister. He said a shark.
I said okay I have a few sharks I'll give you one.
I am giving him lift away pro xl bin and large extension wand. None of the attachments from other sharks fit the hose. He also said he wanted to be able to vacuum the stairs.
I looked up cen tech on Amazon and got one with a 12' hose and attachments.
So i found attachments perfect for the vacuum. If I buy hoses in future I will be getting centech great quality and price.
So thanks for the help.

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