It has been a busy couple months putting my shop together now that the new machines have arrived (will post that at a later date). One of the machines I recently purchased was the Grizzly G0529 combo sander. I love the machine, but both sanders have a 2 inch dust port, and since my main shop vac is down I am using a cheaper vac with a 1 ¼ inch hose. Up until this weekend I had been taping the hose to the port for whatever sander I was working on, but this was obviously a pain to do. I had looked online for a 2 to 1 ¼ reducer, but didn’t see much and had my hesitations since not all reducers seem to work as desired. Then this weekend it dawned on me to just make my own. This is a pretty straightforward solution to the issue if you are in the same boat, especially if you have an oscillating spindle sander to sneak up on the correct diameter with.