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Review by pottz posted 04-19-2020 09:10 PM 1812 views 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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saw this in a rockler ad and having already been using there other hoses and fittings decided to give it a try.the canister has 4 fittings that will fit just about any ros out there.the end screws off to empty,this is were the filter is attached.filter is rated at 10 microns not the best but seemed to work as well or better than the cloth ones on most sanders.i did have the unit pop off my sander a few times,i need to add something to my sanders dust port to eliminate this issue.if your not a fan of the other rockler hoses and fittings your not gonna like this either.for me im happy with it.

a pic after sanding a table top.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.




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#1 posted 04-19-2020 09:49 PM

Hmm… Thinking…

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#2 posted 04-19-2020 10:15 PM

oh no,im surprised you dont already have it! i prefer hooking up my sanders to the vac but when i cant this is gonna do it.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#3 posted 04-20-2020 12:51 AM

Had to think of a legitimate comeback rather my normal smart-rrssed retorts as there hasn’t been enough activity here before I/we go stupid.

Like you, I nearly always hook up my sanders to the vac… as I have my dust collection in all corners of the shop it’s usually no issue…
However, there are times when the vac-hose is impractical or when I use a cordless one, I can see benefits as I tend to hide the supplied “filters” in that place I can never find when I need them… and they come out of hiding only when I don’t. So I can see benefits in it…

“BUT”... and I have a big but… my Rockler hose fitting seems to reject all my tools other than my Mirka Deros and I usually resort to 3D printed couplers…

Nevertheless, it could prove useful providing it’s always within reach as if putting it on would be a hide and seek, I wouldn’t… Thanks for the heads-up pottzy.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#4 posted 04-20-2020 01:14 AM

yeah it fits the deros perfectly,but i use them on my dewalt,porter cable,porter cable bisquit joiner and the domino with no problem. i appreciate the thought put into a “legitimate” comeback!

the sander pictured my was my fav,after the deros of course,a good friend for about 25 years gave up it’s life today,it may have been the virus,i have it in a 2 week quarantine just to be safe.my flag is at half staff !

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#5 posted 04-20-2020 03:08 AM


... and the domino with no problem. i appreciate the thought put into a “legitimate” comeback!
- pottz

Good cop, that is a one eyed advocate of dust collection is gone and its time for the bad cop to be “illegitimate”... a real bastard!

How dare you even mouth those words on the Fe$tool Domino!!! Only a real McCoy Fe$tool CT could cut the mustard… and that, coming from one that has deliberately avoided a Domino for 12+ years, is an understatement!

I would never replace a sucker with a manual catcher unless it just wouldn’t fit (and with 3D printing that’s not an option unless time not permitting) or under dire circumstances/locations. In all fairness, must admit that 95%+ of all my sanding needs can be combined with affective suckers… but then for that 5%, the canister could be useful, though holding my breath for 10 minutes would be easier.

For people that don’t have access to a 3D printer, I can see benefits in buying this Rockler offering, if only just for the connectors for ones general workshop dusty system.

Hope you flag recovers and you can operate under full mast again.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#6 posted 04-20-2020 03:56 AM

hey cmom duck your hoggin the review guys are lined up waiting to comment -lol.
hey it’s hard when an old friend leaves you,but she did me good for many years.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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#7 posted 04-20-2020 04:45 AM


hey cmom duck your hoggin the review guys are lined up waiting to comment -lol.
hey it s hard when an old friend leaves you,but she did me good for many years.

- pottz


Not a full hog… There are many people that just don’t like Rockler in general. Personally I don’t mind some of their offerings… though sometimes I wish they took it just that one step further… Unfortunately everyone is concerned about bloody price and not quality.
Interesting to see what happens when the dust settles and people might stop buying cheap Chinese and start in-house/country manufacture again.

You have my full sympathy (and I’m not being sarcastic)... sucks when you lose a trusty old tool. Good excuse to buy another Mirka… there’s a few models available now.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#8 posted 04-20-2020 11:36 PM

My in floor vac works great but I wish I ran another two to hook up to before I poured the floor. I have a 4 X 24 belt sander that I hook up to a vac. It is some what a pain but once I get it set up it works quite well.

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#9 posted 04-20-2020 11:54 PM


My in floor vac works great but I wish I ran another two to hook up to before I poured the floor….
- richard2020

I think pottzy reviewed item can be of benefit for those hard to access places by the shop-vac.

However, seeing as how you poured your heart out, maybe this post might provide ideas. On long runs the suction diminishes, but its more than enough to suck up all the fine sawdust.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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