This will show you how to fix a tear near the end of a Dyson vacuum hose. I have the Dyson DC07 and it developed a tear near the business end of the hose after about 3 years. The tear was so close to the end, I hated the thought of throwing the whole thing out when it looked like it should be really easy to fix.
The Dyson hose, when stored, hides up under a plastic sheath. To remove it, you have to pull on the hose, which puts added stress on the hose and can result in tears as the hose ages.
I made a slight improvement as well. Although it is a trade off, I also shortened the hose by a few inches so you can pull it out by grabbing the plastic end, instead of pulling the hose.
Step 1: Tools
You will need a flat head screwdriver, utility knife, super glue (epoxy, or other very strong plastic glue), and wire cutters.