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Forum topic by Robby_Lewis posted 03-28-2018 02:54 PM 1276 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-28-2018 02:54 PM

So I grew up woodworking(ish), joined the Air Force and moved away from home. Now I’ve left Active Duty and am back home and I’m getting my shop setup. Me and the wifey have started building furniture for ourselves and friends and family. It seems like my biggest issue is DUST. I have plans to install a HF DC with a thien baffle once I get all of my tools situated and workstations built.

How do all of ya’ll attach a dust collection hose to different tools i.e orbital sander, belt sander, Circular saw?

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#1 posted 03-28-2018 03:15 PM

I’ve been moving the hose back and forth between the planer and bandsaw, with everything else just making dust on the floor and in the air, but I’m fixin’ to change that. Just bought the “Super Dust Deputy” cyclone, but have not yet installed so can’t speak by experience on it. Several on this site have used it with a modified HF DC.

You need a bunch of adapters and different sized drops and hoses for some of those things. I haven’t figured it out myself – except that it’s going to cost me.

There are plenty of very strong opinions on the subject around here. I expect they will be posting shortly.


Oh, and if you want advise on dust collection, you probably should edit the title of your post to something that mentions dust collection. ;-) That’ll draw them in like cats to a wounded bird.

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#2 posted 03-28-2018 03:27 PM

I do not connect my dust collector to things like a sander or circular saw. I connect a vacuum to them. The suction on a vacuum is much higher than a dust collector. I vacuum has about 75-90 inches of suction while a dust collector is only 4-9 inches of suction. For a small hose attaching to a sander a vacuum is much better.

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#3 posted 03-28-2018 03:29 PM


That’s what I’m doing right now. I’m just trying to find a better way…lol

I’m looking at using rubber pipe couplings to attach to everything to make the plug and play a lil easeier.

Will do…lol

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#4 posted 03-28-2018 03:32 PM


Any suggestions on fittings to attach a shop vac to multiple tools?

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#5 posted 03-28-2018 05:56 PM

What redoak said, the tool you need is a shop vac. The fittings and connecting question comes up all the time….generally the smaller vac hoses (1 1/4”) can be cobbled together to fit the hand held tools…sometimes they even fit as is. But with some hand held tools you may need to buy the factory adapter, or just come up with something on your own.

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#6 posted 03-28-2018 06:10 PM


I’m using a shop-vac now with a 1.25 hose, it just seems like the hose doesn’t connect to any of my hand tools.

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#7 posted 03-28-2018 06:36 PM

I haven’t used this set all that much but it seems to work well for the things I’ve used it with so far. I am using a Shop-Vac with a 1.25” hose as well.

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