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Review by copythat posted 02-19-2018 05:01 AM 1122 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I used Rockler’s 4” and 2-1/2” Keyed Bridge Hose Clamps on my router table cabinet and they are fantastic. They sit in the spiral of the hose with no awkward positioning over the wire that spirals through the hose. They are a great improvement over standard hose clamps.


The 4” can be found here: http://www.rockler.com/4-keyed-bridge-hose-clamps
The 2-1/2” can be found here: http://www.rockler.com/2-1-2-keyed-bridge-hose-clamps

I also used Rockler’s 4” and 2-1/2” Clear Flexible Dust Collection Hose and thought it was great. It is the heaviest hose I have found. My only complaint was that the sections were suppose to be in 10’ lengths. I think mine stretched to 8’. You would probably have to let the sections heat up in the sunshine and play tug-o-war with them to reach 10’. Even with the length issue, I plan to buy more when I install the runs for my Laguna Pflux.

The 4” hose can be found here: http://www.rockler.com/clear-flexible-dust-collection-hose-optional-sizes
The 2-1/2” hose can be found here: http://www.rockler.com/clear-flexible-hose-10-long-2-1-2-diameter

-- Rob




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#1 posted 02-19-2018 05:50 PM

I didn’t even know these were an option. What a great idea and a must-have upgrade. thanks for sharing!

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#2 posted 02-20-2018 03:20 AM

I Wish I would have liked them but sadly I do not…. I bought both 2.5 and 4 inch years ago and when I first got my dust collector and learned my first lesson

Lesson #1 dust hose comes in Left and Right spiral

Rockler is one of the only ones with Right Spiral and the hose I bought the first time was Left Spiral

I have since bought Rocker Hose and I do find it high quality and when it is on sale it is a really good deal

so I got a chance to use the Bridge Clamps and I have found the holding power WEAK and this is twisting the little blue tab by hand I have stripped them and I have also busted the blue tab off of this with my hand strength

so I ended up going back to the regular wire hose clamps
http://www.rockler.com/4-spring-hose-clamp-5-pack

When I first got started with the dust collector the spring wire type just looks weak and troublesome but they are super strong…. I can use my cordless screwdriver to open and close them and this make it easy to hold the hose and fitting and get things aligned in the position you need

so Yes to the Rockler heavy duty hose
and Yes to the Spring Clamps

No to the bridge clamps from rockler but I do have other bridge clamps on my cyclone to dust bin hose and it is more the traditional hose clamp screw and it work perfect and but for 4 inch hose I will stick to the spring clamps cause they work on left and right spun hose

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#3 posted 02-20-2018 03:28 AM

Love these, but yeah, you have to pay attention to your hose and which way it goes. Powertec sells both Right and Left spiral clamps on Amazon. That’s where I got mine and they work great for me. No issues with strength and nothing has broken so far.

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#4 posted 02-20-2018 11:20 AM

It didn’t even occur to me think about left vs right spirals. Thanks guys. I’m assuming the cheap hoses from Harbor Freight are left! ” Heres a link for the 4 powertec

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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#5 posted 02-21-2018 04:17 AM



It didn t even occur to me think about left vs right spirals. Thanks guys. I m assuming the cheap hoses from Harbor Freight are left! ” Heres a link for the 4 powertec

- ScottKaye

not sure if the HF hose is left or right I thought I read it was right but then I went to look and cannot confirm but the main point is my HF does not carry it in their stores or at least mine so it would have to ship and it is 20 without shipping and rockler is 25 on sale many times during the year with free shipping on 35 normally so that I why I went rockler when I bought mine

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#6 posted 02-21-2018 04:20 AM

these should be built stronger then the rockler ones and the price from this site does not look to bad at first glance https://www.hoseandfittingsupply.com/Bridge-Clamp-p/brc.htm

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