The Dyson DC14 Crevice Tool: On early Dysons, the long crevice tool was pretty much the same and mostly interchangeable between models. Then Dyson had a natty idea; make each one for each machine different!
Why would they go to the trouble of doing that? Well, because the world and his wife were already making after-market Dyson crevice tools for the existing models. To make a new one for the DC14 means that for all those thousands and thousands of people who lose theirs, and all the Dyson reconditioning guys out there who like to sell a machine with tools, all those folks were tied to buying a Dyson one. Brilliant! Capitalism in action.
When one of the many after-market companies out there spend a lot of money to make a similar item for less money, Dyson are rumoured to come down on these guys like a ton of bricks, complete with the legal team and budget that one would expect of a multi million pound company.
However, if you are one of the poor saps who are forced to buy one off the Dyson website at £12.25 (including postage), it wouldn’t be unreasonable that you felt a little miffed at being stung for over a tenner for a little plastic tube.
Because the DC14 crevice tool is a pretty unique looking item, after market manufacturers have been reluctant to run the risk of taking Dyson on to produce one unless they are sure they have dotted their “i’s” and crossed their “t’s” as regards to Dyson’s intellectual copyright.
However, one company has now produced one. Just like the original, it is slightly bent and it clips to the side of your machine like your original one did.
You will be hard pressed to tell the difference between the after-market one and the original one.
Apart from the price. Dyson will charge you £12.25 for one of theirs. You can buy one of these for £8.50. Click the link below to go to the page where you can buy one for £8.50 including UK delivery.