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Forum topic by chris3353 posted 02-21-2019 06:47 AM 392 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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chris3353

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02-21-2019 06:47 AM

Hello,

I read through some old post but still need to ask. Does anyone know a good source for dust hoses and accessories?

I have been through the internet and most fittings are very light on specs and I am tired of nothing fitting and having to fabricate everything i touch. ID/OD nothing is consistent. (i know that is the world of DC fittings).

Also, Just looking for the older style black poly hose that does not constantly try to retract.

thanks in advance,
Chris


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WoodenDreams

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#1 posted 02-21-2019 07:19 AM

I’ve also noticed the inconsistency between one brand and another. I’ve had to use a propane torch or heat gun to expand or contract the ends. Sometimes it’s the power tool brands that have different dust port ends, and not the hoses. Sometimes it’s just easier to use duct tape. You’d think with hoses, ID/OD be consistently universal.

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Fred Hargis

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#2 posted 02-21-2019 11:27 AM

There was an editorial of sorts in a recent copy of Wood. the editor was calling for standardization amongst the tool manufacturers relating to DC port/ducts sizing. While I hope he succeeds, I seriously doubt the various manufacturers care. I, too, am tired of nothing fitting…but I’ve come to accept as one of those things that won’t change.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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ChefHDAN

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#3 posted 02-21-2019 01:17 PM

I have not bought anything lately, but had very good luck with all of the hoses & fittings I got from Woodworker’s Supply. I used their Fazlok fittings and Flexaust hoses. I put male fittings on the DC and machines. I’m set up with 1 10’ hose with a female fitting on each end, and 1 10’ hose with a male & female end. I only keep my sanding station and miter saw on a fixed run and need to switch hoses between the other tools since they’re always being moved around. Usually the 1 10’ is all I need but occasionally I need to connect the 2 for a 20’ run.

One of the great things I’ve found about WW Supply is that the folks you get on the phone know their stuff and are incredibly helpful. Also they’re pretty easy to set up a pro account with and you’ll get an additional 10% or so off most items.

-- I've decided 1 mistake is really 2 opportunities to learn.. learn how to fix it... and learn how to not repeat it

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chris3353

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#4 posted 02-21-2019 03:50 PM

One fitting i would like to find is a 4×2.5 reducer. I have an old one and the 2.5 end is the ID. It slips over my band saw, router tables etc. I ordered a few new ones and they are 2.5 OD like a hose is to slip over it.

The one that works does not have a part number to search. Anyone know of such an animal? Seems like most of the retail market is rebranding the same chinese part.

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WoodenDreams

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#5 posted 02-21-2019 09:23 PM

What I’ve done for the 4×2.5 reducer, with a hose

4”x3”reducer I’ve heated the 4” end and slipped it over the 4”OD of my edge sander and tablesaw, attached a 3” PCV elbow to that reducer so I have a immediate bend in the hose for hose direction, and the 10”x 2.5” hose snugs in the 3” PCV elbow easily for quick connect or release. I did add duct tape to the 4”x3” reducer & PCV elbow so the elbow wouldn’t slip out easy.

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bigJohninvegas

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#6 posted 02-21-2019 11:37 PM

I too have had a bad time trying to make a shop vac hose fit small tools. And like you I have had to fabricate adapters to make it work.
About the best I have done is to salvage a house size vacuum hose and using some plumbing parts have made it adapt well to my shop vac for tools such as my plunge router.
For all my larger tools that use the full size dust collector. I am using the rockler dust right connectors.
I started with this kit. It works with both 4” and 2.5”.
https://www.rockler.com/rockler-dust-right-quick-change-multi-port-tool-set?sid=V9146?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla_with_promotion&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtbnjBRDBARIsAO3zDl-o8cPWCWtpetEOan18-LsHKO8gvgBe1jkB_qG49pB7ZaUmPfXyHpYaAlcVEALw_wcB
Harbor freight has a good 4” hose at a reasonable price too.
https://m.harborfreight.com/4-inch-x-10-ft-transparent-dust-collector-hose-96478.html

-- John

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Andybb

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#7 posted 02-22-2019 12:03 AM

Very frustrating to say the least. Either you buy EVERYTHING from the same manufacturer or take what you have with you to the store. I have no idea what it means when companies use the term “for 4” hose”. The hoses may be 4” but everything else is hit and miss.

-- Andy - Seattle USA

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rcs47

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#8 posted 02-22-2019 12:13 AM

I just got an email from Peachtree saying they have a 30% off sale on dust collection hoses & fittings:

https://www.ptreeusa.com/DUSTe_hose.html

I do not know how their quality or cost compares to other sources.

-- Doug - As my Dad taught me, you're not a cabinet maker until you can hide your mistakes.

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Kelly

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#9 posted 02-22-2019 02:02 AM

On the 4” to 2.5”, I have something akin to this on my spindle and Flatmaster sanders.

https://www.rockler.com/hose-reducers?sid=V9146?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla_with_promotion&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=Cj0KCQiAtbnjBRDBARIsAO3zDl_xhl3aKk2JTY0uvcC1_X2zHW0_wQl6f2OSAn3itPQ7GVrEe6nFpyoaAve9EALw_wcB

I had a bunch of 4” black pipe from some project and cut it into four inch sections to allow me to mate gates and things on my dust collectors.

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