DeWalt Sander Shop Vac Attachment

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Forum topic by AxkMan posted 01-23-2018 09:34 PM 1263 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-23-2018 09:34 PM

Been looking through a lot of solutions to attach a shop-vac 3 gallon hose to the exhaust of a DeWalt sander. The sander itself, when used over long periods of times, creates a big dust cloud in the end. Especially on large projects.

The shop-vac being attached insecurely does really good at sucking up the dust as your sanding. The suction in the sanders themselves just aren’t good enough to pull up all of the dust.

The hose fits over the sander, but it is not a tight fit. When it gets moved around a lot the hose tends to fall off despite its suction power. Shop-Vac carries a multi-attachment for this, but it does not fit for the DeWalt sanders. I’ve looked at pvc piping myself but there are no good fits for an adapter that I could find.

It would be nice if someone had a good suggestion. Jig creations are a welcome as this has been a time consuming search.

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#1 posted 01-23-2018 09:47 PM

Without knowing which model DeWalt sander or the size of your shop-vac hose, it may be a difficult question to answer.

I can tell you that I have a Rigid sheet sander that fits a standard 2 1/2” shop-vac hose and works wonders at virtually eliminating dust.

I did, by accident, discover that a fitting that’s included with the Hyde drywall sander fit on my Ryobi Corner Cat sander dust port perfectly. The hyde sander is a $20 dollar gizmo that is actually a great tool in and of itself, but may help solve the issue you’re having with the DeWalt.

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#2 posted 01-23-2018 10:21 PM

The inner pipe is 1” outside diameter and inside is around 13/16”. The second valve that covers over that is 1 1/2” outside diameter and inside is around 1 5/16”.

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#3 posted 01-23-2018 10:24 PM

I used the rockler small hose kit. I had to make the interior ring of the sander a bit bigger so I used electrical tape. Pair it with mirka abranet and you are in business

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#4 posted 01-26-2018 12:59 AM

That seems like an idea to try out. Never thought of that!

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