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Forum topic by eddiep9 posted 01-16-2021 06:45 PM 354 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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eddiep9

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01-16-2021 06:45 PM

Hi All

I have an older festool track saw. Currently for dust collection I squeeze a 1 1/2 hose into the dust outlet and wrap it with duct tape. It may or may not hold. The problem is the outlet is oval shaped(see attached pix) they supplied me a rubber adapter but it not for connecting to a vacuum, it also is oval shaped. Wondering what everyone else does. I have attached Pix

thx for your help

Eddie P


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Loren

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#1 posted 01-16-2021 07:26 PM

Bosch makes a hose that fits for cheaper than a Festool hose.

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BlasterStumps

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#2 posted 01-16-2021 07:59 PM

I got tired of trying to locate special adapters so now when something like that comes along, I just grab the heat gun, a short piece of pvc and go to work on it. If you take your time, you can usually make a fairly nice adapter. once I had an adapter fashioned that would go in that opening on your saw, I would fix it semi-permanently in there. Looks like the adapter needs to be a bit of an elbow to raise the hose up off the work.

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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xedos

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#3 posted 01-16-2021 08:40 PM

The old festool hose ends , and the current Bosch ends just jamb in the port and stay.

You CANNOT use any type of ridgid connector with that saw.

This little indentation locks it in the the port

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#4 posted 01-17-2021 03:29 AM

You could also try the dust port for a newer model to see if it fits into the saw instead of trying to find an adapter for the hose end. The guard should separate and you may be able to get a newer one to fit. How old is that saw?

-- NorthWoodsMan

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#5 posted 01-17-2021 03:42 PM



You could also try the dust port for a newer model to see if it fits into the saw instead of trying to find an adapter for the hose end. The guard should separate and you may be able to get a newer one to fit. How old is that saw?
- northwoodsman

Unfortunately, that is not possible.

The ONLY way is to get the flexible rubber vac hose end like the one pictured.

There are a few similar type couplers from European manuf., but that Bosch vac005 hose is the most readily available and reasonably priced.

FWIW that saw is approx. 15-20 years old.

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LittleBlackDuck

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#6 posted 01-18-2021 11:56 AM

Sorry eddiep I could make a suggestion about the hose but first I suggest you straighten out your sideways picture.

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

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xedos

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#7 posted 01-18-2021 03:36 PM

LBD – just turn your monitor sideways. :^)

The saw/hose connection issue has been answered twice already, so I doubt there’s anything you could add even if you could see the picture upright.

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#8 posted 01-18-2021 06:38 PM


LBD – just turn your monitor sideways. :^)

- xedos


Deleted on hindsight, however, I feel my original intention has been received.

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

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