The Wessel-Werk HEB 160 stair tool is not your standard hand held brush! This brush has a built in electric motor for deep cleaning and quiet operation. Most hand held brushes are powered by air and operate with a noisy fan blade. The HEB 160 is German engineering at it's finest. This stair tool is made to work with an electric hose (2-pin design) as it has its own motor. The hand held brush is ideal for homes with pet hair and small children. Its' deep cleaning and quiet use make it a pleasure to vacuum your stairs, cars, or upholstery.The HEB160 comes complete with an adaptor wand. This means it will work whether you have an old style hose with no switch...or a new gas pump handle style hose.