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Forum topic by bklenk posted 06-06-2020 12:55 AM 383 views 1 time favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-06-2020 12:55 AM

Topic tags/keywords: makita track saw dust collection question

I just got the Makita track saw and I am looking for options for the dust collection. I currently have a dust collection system with 4” pipe and I also have a shop vac with a Dust right dust separator. I have done some research and I see a lot of people have used the Bosch vac hose off amazon for around $40. This is also used a lot from Rockler https://www.rockler.com/dust-right-flexiport-power-tool-hose-kit-12-fixed-length this But I have herd that there is a lot of static build up. I do like the option to be able to hook up to other tools though.

Then I found this on Amazon. https://www.amazon.com/Cen-Tec-Systems-94434-Antistatic-Universal/dp/B07Q7SSTPX/ref=sr_1_4?crid=1F85OMMG3SSUE&dchild=1&keywords=antistatic%2Bvacuum%2Bhose&qid=1591396223&sprefix=antistatic%2Bva%2Caps%2C195&sr=8-4&th=1
Has anyone had any experience with this hose? Definitely cheaper then a Festool hose and they have other size tips similar to the Rockler hose.

looking for any help here. Thanks


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xedos

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#1 posted 06-06-2020 02:15 AM

The rockler fittings are nice and supple and fit just about everything. But, the hoses they attach to are absolute rubbish. Which is a shame.

The cen-tec has a regular version too that’s about half the price. The antistatic hose sounds gREat , but you’re not going to get much benefit from one with a shopvac. Those hoses are part of a system that conducts the static to the vac and then to ground. A regular shop vac isn’t designed with this in mind.

I wouldn’t worry too much about the interchangeable fittings. The standard Festool and Bosch ends fit just about every power tool you can think of. I’ll bet the cen-tec end is the same. The notable exception are Makita’s sanders , which have a small , odd sized port. I can tell you with certainty the Festool and Bosch hoses fit PC sanders and routers ; DeWalt routers, sanders, saws, and joiners ; Fein dust ports ; Mirka and Metabo sanders ; Rotozip dust shrouds ; Black & Decker planers and sanders ; some Craftsman routers and saws; as well as the full lineups from Festool and Bosch themselves.

So unless you’ve got a lot of makita sanders, there’s not a compelling reason for the Rockler kit.

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bklenk

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#2 posted 06-06-2020 04:55 AM

Xedos thanks for the reply. I do have mostly makita tools so thats why I was interested in the interchangeable fittings. I think what ill end up doing is get the cen-trec regular hose with the interchangeable fittings they offer and save some bucks on the antistatic hose.

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#3 posted 06-06-2020 07:31 PM

bklenk – is your makita track saw corded or cordless? Mine is corded and I’ve had a heck of a time managing the cord and the vacuum hose at the same time on long rip cuts. I’m considering using the Cen-Trec hose and making a DIY snagless vac hose with power. The only way I can think of to do that well with the corded makita saw is cut the cord on the saw and make a bob tail out of it. Not sure I want to go down this road yet but its tempting.

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#4 posted 06-06-2020 09:19 PM

Mine is the cordless one.

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xedos

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#5 posted 06-06-2020 10:19 PM



The only way I can think of to do that well with the corded makita saw is cut the cord on the saw and make a bob tail out of it. Not sure I want to go down this road yet but its tempting.

You can get yourself a set of these:
https://feintools-online.com/31345119010-fein-cable-holder-qty-5.html

- or -

https://www.southerngingerworkshop.com/products/festool-cord-clips

or from a dozen other places. They’d stay on your cord, so ideally you’d have a set for each tool. In practice you only really need two or three close to the power tool approx. every 6-12”.

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Clarkhus

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#6 posted 06-08-2020 11:12 AM

I have the centec hose and fittings. They work good on the Mikita track saw. They also fit Festool.

-- Clark

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gtrgeo

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#7 posted 06-08-2020 10:13 PM

I had the same situation when I picked up the cordless Makita track saw. I tried the Rockler kit with the black hose, it was prior to their latest release. The rubber end fittings are kind of nice and will fit the saw but the hose is a pain in the ass. It is heavy and always wanting to pull against you. Regarding static. I draped the hose over my shoulder one time thinking it would help me control the pulling tendency. I felt like I was being electrocuted once i started cutting. So, yes, the static is bad.

I ordered the Bosch hose from Amazon and it is perfect. The end is tapered rubber and it fits in the Makita dust port well. The inside of the hose end fits well on my RO sanders too. To make it even better the vacuum end friction fits on my dust deputy so no need for adapters. While the Bosch hose is not anti-static I have not noticed it to cause static clings or shock me. The only downside is that standard 1-1/4” shop vac attachments do not fit. You will need to use euro style attachments.

George

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sansoo22

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#8 posted 06-09-2020 12:44 AM


The only way I can think of to do that well with the corded makita saw is cut the cord on the saw and make a bob tail out of it. Not sure I want to go down this road yet but its tempting.

You can get yourself a set of these:
https://feintools-online.com/31345119010-fein-cable-holder-qty-5.html

- or -

https://www.southerngingerworkshop.com/products/festool-cord-clips

or from a dozen other places. They d stay on your cord, so ideally you d have a set for each tool. In practice you only really need two or three close to the power tool approx. every 6-12”.

- xedos

Thanks. Didn’t even think to check for such a thing. I was looking at the Festool and trying to figure out how to do the same thing. Plug in cord and hose on saw then go to work. With those clips I dont have to do bad things to the Makita and since Im not a production shop an extra 5 minutes clipping the cord down isnt going to hurt me any.

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gtrgeo

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#9 posted 06-09-2020 04:22 PM

These are a little more expensive (typical Rockler) but may be more convenient depending on location. If you are on their email list they have been sending out a 15% off coupon.

Hose - Clips

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#10 posted 06-09-2020 05:10 PM

The standard Festool and like fittings work just fine.

But I have a cordless Makita track saw and what I use for dust collection is a Mafell Track Saw Dust Bag. On cuts where the base of the saw is completely supported it get +90% of the dust. It’s a little pricey for what it is, but nice to not have to deal with a hose.

Not sure how other dust bags from other tools would work, but this one I am happy with.

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JayKepley

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#11 posted 06-11-2020 08:21 PM

I use a Bosch hose with my Makita track saw. Works great.

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