Stay-put 4" hose that actually holds its position?

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Forum topic by JohnMcClure posted 10-02-2018 12:48 AM 844 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-02-2018 12:48 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collection hose stay-put

Can anyone recommend a 4” hose that will hold its position pretty well?

I want one end of the hose clamped onto the blast gate at the back of my workbench, then gooseneck the hose around to wherever I am generating dust – and let it stay there. What I find right now is that the hose end sags toward the floor under gravity’s pull. Particularly when I put a “little gulp” type of hood on the end. I’m willing to get rid of the hood if it’s too heavy, but I want hose that stays where I put it.

Currently I’m using Flexform hose from rockler:

and I’ve also tried semi-rigid dryer vent hose it’s like corrugated aluminum foil. Tears easily, but is just barely rigid enough to hold its own weight.

What do you recommend? Anyone tried Woodcraft’s “stay-put” hose? It looks the same as Rockler’s flexform…

Oh – and cost is not an issue since this is for my workplace (fume extraction, not dust collection, to be precise).

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#1 posted 10-02-2018 01:30 AM

Found this while searching for a fully adjustable cantilever arm. I’ve seen someone make one before out of wood that had multiple adjustment points so you could position the hose however you want but I can’t find it right now, but you can imagine how it is built and does work.

Here is a commercial version I accidentally found. Maybe it’ll work for you since cost is not a factor.

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#2 posted 10-02-2018 02:05 AM

I just have regular flexible dust collection hose but a band clamp holds everything onto my blast gates quite well.

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