Dyson DC39 vs DC26, what’s the difference?

At Dyson.com, there are Dyson DC39 multi floor and DC39 Animal while there is only one model of DC26 – the DC26 Multi Floor. So below we will compare the Dyson DC39 multi floor and DC26 Multi Floor.

DC39 Multi Floor vs DC26 Multi Floor

Difference between Dyson DC39 and DC26:

Suction Power: DC39 has much more suction.
DC39 has a suction power of 275 airwatts while DC26 has 160 airwatts.

Brush Bar Control:
The brushbar control of DC26 located on the head, so you have to bend down to control; while DC39 features fingertip control, so no bending down is required to switch the bar on/off.

Movement Type:
DC39 features Dyson’s Ball technology while DC26 uses fixed wheel.

Bin Capacity: DC39 has a larger bin.
The bin capacity of DC39 is 0.53 gallons while DC26 has a very small bin of only 0.15 gallon.

Weight: DC26 is much lighter.
DC39 weighs 22.9 lbs while DC26 weighs only 12 lbs.

Patented Cyclone Technology:
D26 features Concentrated Root Cyclone technology while DC39 features Dyson’s latest Radial Root Cyclone technology that remodel the airflow to improve suction power.

Size: DC26 is smaller.
The dimensions of DC39 are 14.2″ x 19.5″ x 10.2″ (H x W x D) while the dimensions of DC26 are 10.5″ x 12.6″ x 8.27″ (H x W x D).

Cord Length: DC39 has a longer power cord.
DC39 has a 21.3 ft cord while the cord length of DC26 is 16.5 ft .

Price: DC26 is cheaper.
DC39 price at Dyson.com is $449.99 while DC26 is $399.99 when this article is posted.

Motor Amperage:
DC39 is 11 amps while DC26 is 9.2 amps.

Cleaner Head:
DC39 comes with the Triggerhead tool that can be controled at the handle for cleaning different types of floor; DC26 comes with the Carbon fiber floor tool which has both nylon bristles and anti-static carbon fiber brushes that help pick up fine dust from hard floors.

DC39 is yellow while DC26 is blue.

DC26 comes with the Articulating hard floor tool which can be used to pick up dust and dirt from delicate floors and reach into the awkward areas; while DC39 doesn’t has this tool.

Similarities between Dyson DC39 and DC26:
Design: Both are canister vac.
Cleaner head: both are air driven.
Adjustable height setting for carpet: NO
Tools: Comes with a stair tool and combination crevice/brush tool.
Warranty: 5 year
Retractable cord: Yes, both features auto cord rewind.
Surface Type: For all floor types.
Bagged or Bagless: Bagless
Suction Control: NO
Filter: Washable HEPA & Pre-motor Filters
Bin: Clear Bin

To sum up, DC26 is smaller, ultra-lightweight and cheaper, it is good for small space; while DC39 is more powerful, larger, more convenient on brush bar control, has longer cord, and use the ball technology. So if you need a lightweight and compact canister vac for small condo, you can consider DC26. Otherwise, try the DC39.

If you own the DC39 or DC26, please share your review below to help people buy the right vac.

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