How to connect a Shopvac to a Festool Domino or Dewalt Track Saw

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Blog entry by Marty Backe posted 11-08-2010 02:18 AM 9268 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I recently finished a quest to attach my existing Shopvac to my new Festool Domino and Dewalt Track Saw. Since I had so many problems accomplishing this, I thought I’d make a video that shows my solution, since no doubt I’m not the only person who’s had (or will have) the need to do this.

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Todd A. Clippinger

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#1 posted 11-08-2010 02:55 AM

There are certainly many combinations for adapting a dust collection hose to the power tools.

The surprising thing is how many different tools and brands of tools a Festool hose will connect to for the $68 price tag. It is like a big secret that nobody is aware of. You can check it out here.

Thanks for sharing:)

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana,

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#2 posted 11-08-2010 05:05 AM

Thanks for sharing Marty, always good to see other peoples approach to shop problems.

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#3 posted 11-08-2010 10:02 PM

Welcome to Lumberjocks and thanks for the info!
Just one question – exactly how much did it cost by the time you were done?

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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Marty Backe

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#4 posted 11-08-2010 10:11 PM

The hose, Porter Cable step adaptor, and Home Depot coupler kit totated ~$88.00

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#5 posted 11-16-2010 06:54 PM

Hello Marty

Nice video, you seen to have solve problem. You also brought a good point which I would love to talk about in LJ. Which is why are there some many diffident end of hoses & worse yet no tool has the same end.
If tool maker & vacuum suppler would sick to a couple of sizes it would be nice. eg 2, 1.5 & 1 inch then you could just buy one kit. I have seen every W.W. with dust collation start looking like a plumber, trying to get a system to work for them.

-- Chris, Summerland BC

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Marty Backe

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#6 posted 12-29-2010 06:10 AM


As I was going through this process it occurred to me that if I had a knack for business I’d canvass the available tools and vac’s and put together kits that solved the problem. Unfortunately I don’t ;-)

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