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Forum topic by hairy posted 01-29-2013 06:03 PM 2407 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-29-2013 06:03 PM

I have a dc flex hose hanging down from my ceiling that I move from tool to tool. This is the only thing like it I have seen . Any users out there? Or something similar? Yes, each tool plumbed into a system would be better, but that’s not going to happen.


-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#1 posted 01-29-2013 06:12 PM

I have this and use it for the Rockler vacuum attachment. It works ok but the handle cracked the first time I used it due to the torque placed on it by the long vacuum tube I suppose. Not a fatal problem; it works fine. And I think for a simple disconnect system for use with multiple tools it would be fine. I like homemade disconnects better. For this I simply attach PVC couplers to the hose and make my own tool ports using PVC and MDF. You can find pictures and more detail here if you would like:

-- Paul Mayer,

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#2 posted 01-29-2013 06:27 PM

Yup, I used that on my machines when I had a Harbor Freight portable dust collector. It worked well and I’d recommend it. I don’t use the pieces anymore now since I have a permanent ducted system. Haven’t figured out what to do with them yet.

I had it on my belt sander, jointer, planer, bandsaw, table saw and I think something else that I’ve now forgotten.

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#3 posted 01-29-2013 06:41 PM

Probably out of your price range, but these would work good down to 4” hose from Bandlock .

Bandlock catalog

Used these on trucks I designed working for a vacuum truck manufacturer.

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#4 posted 01-30-2013 01:02 AM

Hi Hairy, how’s retirement treating you?

I have and use one of those, I need to buy another tool adapter, one for my thickness planer.

I did have to glue some of it back together, but who doesn’t have some CA on hand!

I like mine and recomend it.

-- Happily turning on my Robust S16LB "There is no failure except in no longer trying. "

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#5 posted 01-30-2013 01:47 AM

I have it, works good. I too had a problem with the adapter part separating from the rubber boot, plan to use some black car window adhesive in the grove it sits in, should fix it right up.

-- Crashn - the only thing I make more of than sawdust is mistakes

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#6 posted 01-30-2013 02:04 AM

Or something similar?

i use this to connect my tools to my DC system:

it attaches nicely to both the 4” round metal ducts sold at HD, s well as the plastic drain pipe to PVC adapter sold @ HD for thie white plastic drainage pipe. i like that it screws onto the flex and makes a tight seal with the metal and plastic i mentioned earlier.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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#7 posted 01-30-2013 02:53 PM

Lots of good feedback here, thanks!

Ham! I should have retired 30 years ago, it’s great. I’m busier now than ever, I don’t know how I had time to go to work.

Toolie, I like that. I’m using the duct tape universal adapter now.

-- You can lead a horse to water, but you can't tie his shoes. Blaze Foley

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#8 posted 01-30-2013 03:13 PM

I have the woodcraft connector that toolie mentioned. I have problems of the weight of the hose pulling off the fitting.

I am switching to the fazlok system from woodworker’s supply. I hope that this will give me a connection that will stay connected.

-- Jesse, Saint Louis, Missouri

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#9 posted 01-30-2013 11:28 PM

i like the idea of the fazlok, but how does one insure that the female (which is attached to the tool) connects with no leakage at the tool/female joining surfaces? seems like the tool has to exactly match up with the tool side of the female fazlok connector. or am i missing something?

and i can see the potential for what jesse mentioned regarding the WC connector. all of my connections are either hard piped or, where flex is needed, low enough so most of the hose is on the floor. nothings slipped off yet.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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