Bosch GCM12SD with VAC005 to ridgid shop vac?

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Forum topic by Jordan123 posted 04-03-2019 12:21 PM 329 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-03-2019 12:21 PM

For those of you with the Bosch 12in slider how do you connect it to a ridgid sop vac? I was thinking of getting the VAC005 from amazon but dont know if it would be compatible with the ridgid vac.


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#1 posted 04-03-2019 02:28 PM

You could always use a fernco to adapt the sizes. I have also used PVC pipe and fittings in conjunction with the ferncos to fine tune the fit.

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#2 posted 04-03-2019 06:08 PM

The description on the Bosch web site says it fits the standard 2 1/4” vac openings. One thing about Amazon is theri easy return policy, so you won’t be out much if it doesn’t work.

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#3 posted 04-03-2019 09:10 PM

How old is ur Ridgid shopvac? My 10year old model needs the coupler that I bought at HD to get the VAC005 to be a tight fit. This brand new HD1400 (3rd picture) doesn’t need the coupler since the VAC005 fits snug. See pics.

Sorry about pic orientation. Don’t know how to fix.

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#4 posted 04-03-2019 09:15 PM

If you can’t find the factory parts you need, try the Rockler small port dust kit. It includes several options for small DC fittings.

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#5 posted 04-04-2019 12:16 PM

Thanks everyone. Placed the order

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#6 posted 04-04-2019 12:21 PM

The Rockler small port hose kit works so-so, because the hose collapses lengthwise when under suction.

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#7 posted 04-04-2019 12:27 PM

Yes. I only bought the hose for now. Nothing else. I have a small port hose kit so I can always try it out. I dont love how heavy the hose is. Its also pretty short.

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#8 posted 04-04-2019 07:02 PM

Its a direct fit to the ridgid

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