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w00dn00b1

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07-06-2020 06:46 PM

I’ve got two tools in my shop that I’ve been struggling to get connected to my 2.5” Ridgid wet/dry vac and I was hoping someone here might be able to help me finally figure out a solution…

My Dewalt DWS715 Miter Saw dust port has an inner dimension of 1.363 and an outer dimension of 1.641 (according to my digital calipers).

My Kreg Plunge Saw has an inner dimension of 1.3715 and an outer dimension of 1.575 (according to my digital calipers).

I have about a dozen dust hose reducers/adapters, none of which work to connect either of these tools to my Ridgid vac. I’d be sincerely grateful for any suggestions you can offer. Thanks so much!


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Robert

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#1 posted 07-06-2020 06:59 PM

Get them close enough and seal with tape.

If the hose connector is too large you can build up the female part with a few layers of duct tape.

-- Everything is a prototype thats why its one of a kind!!

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pottz

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#2 posted 07-06-2020 07:04 PM



Get them close enough and seal with tape.

If the hose connector is too large you can build up the female part with a few layers of duct tape.

- Robert


ditto sometimes you just gotta improvise.

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#3 posted 07-07-2020 12:59 AM

1st. up, Welcome to LJ, w00n’.

This is the bane of every woodworker that doesn’t own a built in dust extractor of meticulously groomed overgrown nose hairs.

You haven’t given us much to work with under your profile… so I can only talk hypotheticals.

Duct (with a T) tape is your everyday workshop savior (short of fetching you a glass of vino) as per Robert and pottzy’s suggestions. However, I’m guessing that you’re intention is to swap between multiple (2) machines…
armed with differing diameter PVC piping, heat gun and duct (with a T) tape you could fabricate some hybrid coupling for interchangability.

Now if you’re a young pup, teacher, own or have access to a 3D printer your dust port compatibility issues will be a thing of the past. TOOT-TOOT (blowing my trumpet)!

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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pottz

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#4 posted 07-07-2020 01:40 AM



1st. up, Welcome to LJ, w00n .

This is the bane of every woodworker that doesn t own a built in dust extractor of meticulously groomed overgrown nose hairs.

You haven t given us much to work with under your profile… so I can only talk hypotheticals.

Duct (with a T) tape is your everyday workshop savior (short of fetching you a glass of vino) as per Robert and pottzy s suggestions. However, I m guessing that you re intention is to swap between multiple (2) machines…
armed with differing diameter PVC piping, heat gun and duct (with a T) tape you could fabricate some hybrid coupling for interchangability.

Now if you re a young pup, teacher, own or have access to a 3D printer your dust port compatibility issues will be a thing of the past. TOOT-TOOT (blowing my trumpet)!

- LittleBlackDuck


yeah your blowin it thats for sure duckie.better hope nasa’s budget doesn’t get cut-lol. speakin of 3d printers ive got a loooong list of special parts i need you to cook up for,im sure you wont mind,right buddy ?

-- working with my hands is a joy,it gives me a sense of fulfillment,somthing so many seek and so few find.-SAM MALOOF.

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w00dn00b1

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#5 posted 07-07-2020 02:28 AM



I’m guessing that you’re intention is to swap between multiple (2) machines…
armed with differing diameter PVC piping, heat gun and duct (with a T) tape you could fabricate some hybrid coupling for interchangability.

Indeed I’d love to simply pull the 2.5” ridgid vac hose out of one machine and stick it straight into the next machine as needed. Seems strange to me that there’s not an easy solution to this issue (besides duct tape).

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 07-07-2020 02:35 AM



Indeed I d love to simply pull the 2.5” ridgid vac hose out of one machine and stick it straight into the next machine as needed. Seems strange to me that there s not an easy solution to this issue (besides duct tape).
- w00dn00b1

Unfortunately you may need to perform surgery on each of your dust ports and hose ends using appropriate PVC piping, heat gun and duct tape for a compatible fit… alternatively buy out all the manufacturers and rationalise fittings… this may be a tad expensive exercise.

... ive got a loooong list of special parts i need you to cook up for,im sure you wont mind,right buddy ?
- pottz

No problems at all pottzy, simply put all your machinery into a postage paid reply envelope and send them down here to downtown Churchill. I’ve already started to warm up my 3D printer (in fact both of them) for a quicker return.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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kroginold

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#7 posted 07-07-2020 07:11 AM

Agree with above.
And to LittleBlackDuck, I don’t know about in Australia but calling it Duck Tape is ok here in US, as Duck is a major brand of duct tape :)

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LittleBlackDuck

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#8 posted 07-07-2020 07:44 AM


... I don’t know about in Australia but calling it Duck Tape is ok…
- kroginold

Hey krog’ I take

(affence) to that statement… here in Australia a duck is a cute little (or sometimes big) creature and not horses-hoof (sorry, no rhyming slang intended) fodder… we stick together and don’t stick things together.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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#9 posted 07-07-2020 12:58 PM

LittleBlackDuck

If someone wanted to purchase a 3d printer, which ones are worth having?

-- You are not told the truth, you have to learn the truth.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#10 posted 07-07-2020 01:21 PM


LittleBlackDuck
If someone wanted to purchase a 3d printer, which ones are worth having?
- bmerrill

Anyone you can afford!

Seriously, I can’t suggest anything other than what I have, however, they are from an Australian/NZ supplier. I really know bugger all about them other than I use SketchUp to design and I get a good print with as little reading of the manual as I can get away with (hate reading).

The ones I have are obsolete (continually being improved), however, the closest on that site are the UP Plus 2 and the UP 300. In the States there is much more variety and more bargain basement prices. Hopefully there may be other 3D printer users here at LJ that could make good recommendations. I tend not to research, just buy and then regret later.

My only recommendation is to go for as big a print bed as your budget will allow.

My smaller printer has a bed size of 140mm x 160mm and it has accommodated nearly all of my print requirements. I have only had to depend on the bigger bed size of 220mm x 275mm on 3 or 4 occasions. The bigger bed will let me do multiple copies in the same run (and it has about 5-10% better quality… which it should at 2x the price).

Don’t forget that most 3D designs can be sliced and glued together after printing in pieces… so the overall final size should not deter you.

Sorry I couldn’t be of more help… but, if you asked about casks of cheap vino… well that’s a different story.

-- If your first cut is too short... Take the second cut from the longer end... LBD

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ibewjon

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#11 posted 07-07-2020 01:46 PM

Have you looked at Fernco rubber fittings in the plumbing department? Many choices, a couple could solve your adapter problems.

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Madmark2

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#12 posted 07-07-2020 02:26 PM

It took me a year to get my old DC connected. I bought a wide assortment of fittings and only got closure (literally) with split sawn fittings, screw clamps (not wire ones), flex couples, metal blast gates, and lots of metal tape.


Fugly, but it doesn’t leak (much).

-- The hump with the stump and the pump!

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