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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 02-19-2018 12:19 PM 506 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-19-2018 12:19 PM

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Guys, I’m looking for some 2’-3’ pieces of good 2 1/2” hose that is flexible but still will hold up to being moved back and forth to add on to my Miter saw dust collection. Can you please recommend a specific brand and/or where you got it. Thanks Pat

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#1 posted 02-19-2018 01:02 PM

I can’t recommend a brand but recommend doing a search ‘2.5” hose’ on amazon to see lots of different brands and price ranges.

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#2 posted 02-19-2018 05:17 PM

Craftsman on the lake, Doing a search doesn’t tell me the flexibility of the products and quality. I know there are ratings but they can be very misleading.

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#3 posted 02-19-2018 06:17 PM

The Dust Right clear flexible hose that Rockler sells are pretty durable and very flexible. Their more expensive Dust Right heavy duty hose is not quite as flexible but flexible enough and could probably stand up to more abuse. Not sure if they sell short sections of it so you might have to buy their 12’ kit and cut off a piece. If it not in a place where it would be easily crushed, the clear would would work fine. The Rigid pro-grade shop vac hose at Home Depot is similar to the heavy duty DR but again you would have to cut it to the length you need.

Frankly, any shop vac hose will work just fine for what you describe.

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#4 posted 02-19-2018 06:26 PM

I bought some inexpensive black hose on
Amazon a few years ago and the quality
was fine. It may not hold up being dragged
across the floor frequently, but the plastic
sides are plenty tough enough to resist
puncturing by moving chips.

I did have a 4” hose inside a table saw disintegrate
after 10 years. Sticks falling down into it
were pretty hard on it though.

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#5 posted 02-20-2018 04:27 AM

Reasonable prices for hose Never thought of this industry before. I found them when looking for fittings for my PC hose. Dan

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#6 posted 02-20-2018 01:48 PM

I found mine at Woodcraft a few years ago. It was on sale and all they had so I just bought it. It ended up being a very good hose with wire reinforcement and fairly smooth inside. I was pleasantly surprised. Unfortunately I do not know which brand it was as I think they carry 3 different brands now.

Hope that helps, let us know what you find.


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#7 posted 02-20-2018 01:54 PM

RDan – Nice find on vac hoses! Thanks.


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