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Vax Turbo Tool for Model U88-W1-B
on 17 July 2014
I purchased this Turbo Tool for a friend who owns a Vax U88-W1-B. This vacuum is what Vax call a "White Upright", and was bought from an high street store.
It was a couple of days before I could give the item to said friend whereupon, on opening the parcel, we found it didn't fit the vacuum cleaner tubing. What I found, from looking at the Vax Website, was that this particular Turbo Tool requires a "reducer" to fit that particular cleaner. (It seems I wanted the outside diameter of the neck of this tool to be 34mm, so that it slotted inside the flexi-hose on the vacuum.) Anyway, Amazon don't appear to sell the reducer, so I've had to order from Vax directly. The reducer part number, as detailed by Vax, is U88-W1-P.
I would add that the Turbo Tool I received appears to have been refurbished; although the brush and mechanism inside appear to be clean, the outer shell has scuff marks on it, giving the appearance that it has been used at some time or another. I purchased it as a new item, noting there were refurbished items for sale should I have wanted one of those.
I have read the other comments users have posted regarding the extra holes on the underneath of the unit, and have included a picture showing where they are. (NOTE: Amazon have moved the location for customer images, and my picture is now to be found at the bottom of the main product page - not as handy, or obvious, as it used to be!) They do seem a bit of a silly inclusion, if they reduce the effect of the spinning brush inside. Not being a vacuum engineer, I can't comment on why Vax saw fit to include them.
I also can't comment on the efficacy of this brush as it hasn't been used as yet; I'm hoping the reducer, purchased from Vax direct, will sort the problem and I'll update this post in due course.