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Forum topic by BreakingBoardom posted 03-05-2010 07:16 PM 4152 views 1 time favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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BreakingBoardom

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03-05-2010 07:16 PM

Topic tags/keywords: shop vac adapter dust collection

Does anyone know where to get a 2-1/2” to 1-7/8” adapter. My table saw, planer, and router table all have a 2-1/2” dust collection port and all I have for dust collection at the moment is a 9 Gallon Ridgid Wet/Dry Vac, but the fittings are 1-7/8”. I went to HD yesterday and they have a 3 piece accessory kit that has an adapter, but it’s the wrong way. If I put it next to the dust collection ports it’s ID and OD are flush insterad of fitting inside of it. The same for the other end. It’s flush with the connection on the shop vac instead of going inside or outside of that. So anyone know where I can find one that will work? Thanks for the help.

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/


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#1 posted 03-05-2010 07:22 PM

I’ve had this problem for sometime as well, as I believe we have the same vacuum. The only solution I found was when I recently bought the upgraded hose kit (which is a little pricey (~$35), but a huge improvement). It comes with several adapters for various ridgid vacuums, and one of them can be used as a 1 7/8’’ to 2 1/2’’ conversion (separate from the one that allows the hose to attach to the vacuum). I looked for some time and tried many different attachments, but this has been the only solution I could find. Hope this helps.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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#2 posted 03-05-2010 07:39 PM

Yeah, I have the WD0950. Apparently the 9 Gallon one Ridgid has on it’s website is the WD0945 and it’s different. It’s got a grey body instead of orange like mine and I think the connections are different. Did you get the upgraded hose kit at HD too?

-- Matt - http://breakingboardom.wordpress.com/

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#3 posted 03-05-2010 07:54 PM

When I run into your situation, I make a “sleeve” from aluminum flashing, hose clamps, and electrical tape. I have 3-4 of these qround the shop and they’re great.

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#4 posted 03-05-2010 08:04 PM

I thought HD sold the 2 1/2” to 1 7/8” adapters?

I have upgraded all 4 of my shopvac hoses to the premium orange hoses that HD sells. They are the best.

I also have a Festool hose, those cost $68 but are worth every penny.

I like the plethora of connections and adapters that the premium hoses come with. It allows for most things to be hooked up to the shopvac one way or another.

Obviously some tools escape all the available options.

-- Todd A. Clippinger, Montana, http://americancraftsmanworkshop.com

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#5 posted 03-05-2010 08:06 PM

Hi Matt,

I also have the orange body 9-gallon. Here’s the link showing the kit with all the adapters:
http://www.homedepot.com/h_d1/N-5yc1vZ1xj8/R-100375877/h_d2/ProductDisplay?langId=-1&storeId=10051&catalogId=10053

I think the conversion attachment is the middle one on the bottom row.
I’m sure you could fashion one for yourself as shown above, but the hose upgrade is very nice to have, and if you use it for multiple tools that could be a problem. It’s a 10-ft hose, which, fortunately and unfortunately, reaches every point in my shop.

-- Dan Chiappetta, NYC, http://www.9x7woodworks.com

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#6 posted 03-05-2010 10:04 PM

Woodcraft sells a universal adapter that might work for you.

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