Shop Made Reducer

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Project by Chestnut Hill Woodworks posted 03-11-2013 06:16 PM 3015 views 6 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

It has been a busy couple months putting my shop together now that the new machines have arrived (will post that at a later date). One of the machines I recently purchased was the Grizzly G0529 combo sander. I love the machine, but both sanders have a 2 inch dust port, and since my main shop vac is down I am using a cheaper vac with a 1 ¼ inch hose. Up until this weekend I had been taping the hose to the port for whatever sander I was working on, but this was obviously a pain to do. I had looked online for a 2 to 1 ¼ reducer, but didn’t see much and had my hesitations since not all reducers seem to work as desired. Then this weekend it dawned on me to just make my own. This is a pretty straightforward solution to the issue if you are in the same boat, especially if you have an oscillating spindle sander to sneak up on the correct diameter with.

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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 03-11-2013 06:33 PM

Great job, Necessity is the mother of invention. You did well on this one!...................Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 03-11-2013 10:59 PM

Great job!!!! Jim is right…the necessity…

-- Disfruta tu trabajo (enjoy your work) (Bandera, Argentina)

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#3 posted 03-11-2013 11:18 PM

Love it.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect. Democraticwoodworking.

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#4 posted 03-12-2013 01:12 AM

That’s the way a woodworker solves problems! We don’t need no steeenkin plastic!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#5 posted 03-12-2013 05:22 AM

So simple, love it, I’m gonna have to borrow this.

-- Tony

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#6 posted 03-13-2013 09:16 PM

How simple and how great. Thank you for sharing


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