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Forum topic by HTown posted 04-21-2018 03:08 AM 655 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-21-2018 03:08 AM

Topic tags/keywords: sander vacuum adapter hose

I’m looking for a solution more elegant than duct tape. I want to adapt a Fein Turbo 1 vacuum tool adapter (1”ID) to a Makita sander port (7/8”OD).
I’m thinking about wrapping something around the sander so the hose will make a snug friction fir. Maybe something like a thick, very wide rubber band or possibly tape.
Another idea would be to slit a short piece of PVC pipe to slide over it.
Any other ideas?

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#1 posted 04-21-2018 05:04 AM

You might check to see if Rockler’s small dust port adapters might work.

They are designed to work with this kit but might be adaptable to your vac?

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#2 posted 04-21-2018 05:22 AM

You can try self-fusing silicone tape.

You could build up a wrap using rubber cement
and a piece of inner tube.

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#3 posted 04-21-2018 08:31 PM

If you have a lathe, you could turn an adapter to suit your dimensions. Start with a 1-1/2” diameter dowel. Bore one end 1”ID and the other end 7/8” ID.

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#4 posted 04-21-2018 08:57 PM

You might check to see if Rockler s small dust port adapters might work.

They are designed to work with this kit but might be adaptable to your vac?

- Lazyman

+1 Very handy and versatile.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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#5 posted 04-29-2018 02:30 AM

Here is the solution I came up with. I sawed a slit in the PVC and used it as s sleeve. It seems to work pretty well. Thanks for everyone’ Input.
Maybe this will help somebody else.

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#6 posted 04-30-2018 01:52 PM

I see you found a solution that works for you, which is great.

But just in case others might want another option, I have the exact same sander. I use a shop vac size adapter with a used CPAP hose donated from my mother-in-law.

The rubber from the CPAP hose is the perfect size for the exhaust on that sander and it fits nicely over the shop vac adapters. The CPAP hose also fits the exhaust ports on my circular saw and router so I can use my shop vac based dust collection on all of those.

-- Tony, SW Chicago Suburbs

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#7 posted 04-30-2018 02:13 PM

Self-fusing tape is great to have around. I also get a lot of use out of my ClampTite safety wire tool. Too often when the tool moves around like a sander, the hose just wants to work lose and the wire clamp prevents it. I use it for lots of things and keep it stored in the car for emergencies.

-- My grandfather always said that when one door closes, another one opens. He was a wonderful man, but a lousy cabinet maker

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