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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 06-23-2015 03:01 PM 870 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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06-23-2015 03:01 PM

I have been trying to find a flexible hose for my ros,I’ve tried two different hoses from my shop vacs,and they fit.,they fit that isn’t the issue;the issue is they seem stiff and I feel I’m fighting the hose,as I’m sanding due to the stiffness.what kind of hose can I use for a ros that I don’t have to fight? I live near many farm store that have almost ever hose made(seems) so shouldn’t be a issue,just don’t know what to get.

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#1 posted 06-23-2015 03:13 PM

I use 1.25” & 1.5” kink free tubing for a pond, it’s fairly flexible, inexpensive and you can cut it to any length.

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#2 posted 06-23-2015 03:24 PM

Many shop vacs have a smaller hose-1-1/4” or so available, that is what I use on my Milwaukee ROS and it
works very good for me, I forget which brand the hose is, but it is an aftermarket one.

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#3 posted 06-23-2015 03:29 PM

You might try here….....

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#4 posted 06-23-2015 03:36 PM

For sanders Peachtree Woodworking ( sold 10 foot sections of 1-1/2 dust hose which fit many random orbit sanders. I see it is out of stock, but the stuff i saw at the Woodworking show, was super light weight, much like the plastic corrugated sheating that is used to protect wiring under the hood.

Made it where you wouldn’t fight the weight/stiffness of the hose while using the sander.

Never got any but seemed to be the ideal solution.

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#5 posted 06-23-2015 03:47 PM

I had this and liked it when I had the vacuum behind me. When I built an assembly table it didn’t work so well, lots of twisting and tipping of the ROS.

I just got this hose from Rockler and it is very nice. For the Bosche I had a set of different connectors for the different tools, but this fits everything so far! The swivel is great, there is never any kinking.

EDIT: I attached the Rockler hose to the end of the Bosch.

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#6 posted 06-24-2015 12:01 AM

I have a hook in the ceiling above my sanding table that I tie my hose up to. Then I’m not fighting the weight of my hose when sanding.

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#7 posted 06-24-2015 03:43 AM

I got a 1.5” hose from a vacuum shop for my contractor’s wet or dry vac. It’s very flexible, and obviously a high quality hose. Don’t remember what In paid for it. Anyhow, give a local vacuum repair/sales shop (not a big box store) a try.

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#8 posted 06-24-2015 04:08 AM

The 1” hose for a HVLP sprayer works nice.
The hose for my CPAP machine is the same size, but more flexible. Unfortunately, being a medical device those CPAP hoses cost more than some dust collectors.

McMaster Carr has all kinds of hoses. Just can’t test them before buying.

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