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Forum topic by BlankMan posted 12-16-2009 12:43 AM 4350 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-16-2009 12:43 AM

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I was looking for some flexible hose to hook up the dust port on my Delta chop saw and had hit all the local home improvement and hardware stores without luck. Starting to wonder if I’ll ever find some I think of Google so I start looking. Even there it wasn’t easy but I finally start to find some and Grainger is one place. You need an account there which I don’t have but can use a friends but I decide to keep looking.

So I come across this place called, I think I’ve heard of it or come across it before but never ordered from them. I’m a little bit leery but on Monday I place the order, pick 3 day shipping, says it will arrive Thursday so all is good.

So it’s Tuesday and I happen to be home and the UPS truck drives up. I already received the two packages I was expecting today, so I think, could that be the hose? So I look at the box and it shipped from Grainger. I get it in the house, open it, sure enough the hose, from via Grainger.

So, knowing this now, not only will I not be leery of ordering from, if there’s something I want at Grainger I’ll see if has it because it’s a whole lot easier this way.

Oh and what made this hose hard to find is it’s 1-3/4” ID, not a very common size I found out, and very flexible.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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#1 posted 12-16-2009 12:52 AM

Thanks for the tip I took a quick look at they have anything you want.
Glad you have found what you were looking for.

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#2 posted 12-16-2009 03:42 AM

I had an account with Granger many years ago, I hadn’t used it in probably 15 years, but I was still able to order from them about a month ago. I was surprised it worked because about everything except my name has changed in the 15 years.
On your delema, I had the same problem with my Rayobi chop saw, I was wandering around the hardware store and came across a sump pump hose, I figured I’d try it anyway, nothing to loose if it don’t fit I’ll bring it back, But I’ll be darn it fit the chop saw and I and it fit my bandsaw and my scrole saw as well, it only cost me like $11. I was a Happy Camper that day. :)

-- Lou - Maine

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#3 posted 12-16-2009 03:46 AM

Thanks curt

-- Custom furniture

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#4 posted 12-16-2009 04:51 AM

I’m leary of a lot of web sites too. thx

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#5 posted 12-16-2009 05:10 AM

That’s where I get my Green Masking tape. I posted the link before.

It’s a special masking tape that stick to ‘hard to stick to surfaces’ Great for places where clamps are no good.

-- Gary - Never pass up the opportunity to make a mistake look like you planned it that way - Tyler, TX

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#6 posted 12-16-2009 06:12 AM

Gary, does your tape come from Grainger too? That was the main reason I mentioned this, I was surprised at that, not the fact that I found

Lou you were lucky. I looked at sump pump hose too, even bought a roll of the biggest, too small, took it back.

-- -Curt, Milwaukee, WI

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