Springs (large) for vacum hoses -orbital sander

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Forum topic by snowdog posted 09-05-2010 01:37 PM 985 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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09-05-2010 01:37 PM

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I am looking for a large spring to hold my 2 1/2” vacuum hose. Some thing that I can hang from the ceiling to suspend my hose while I “sand away”. I saw the Wood Whisperer use it on a Festool Sander (I think) but have not been able to find one anywhere, which means I am not looking in the right place. Any hints?
Yes I did ask The Whisperer but he said it came with his tool setup.

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#1 posted 09-05-2010 03:28 PM

My first thought would be to put a pulley, or two, on the celling, and a cable with a weight on one end, the other end on your vacuum hose.

Then I might try a trolley system on the celling holding the pulleys. It would allow movement around a larger work area.

W. Kirk Crawford
Tularosa, New Mexico

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#2 posted 09-05-2010 03:35 PM

There is a spring inside of roll up window blinds but I don’t know if it would be large enough for you application. How about an old slinky?

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#3 posted 09-05-2010 04:55 PM

I have a retractable clothes line hung from my ceiling and it works great. You just have to remove about half the line (without letting the first half slip inside the case) and make a loop on the end to attach to the hose.
When you are done, It retracts easily up to a preselected height until needed again.
I’ve also seen guys use the lightest scale garage door spring, depending on the weight they are trying to suspend.
Hope this all helps.

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#4 posted 09-05-2010 08:34 PM

Have you thought about using a bungie cord? It will work much the same as a spring.

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#5 posted 09-05-2010 08:58 PM

Bungie cord- cheap way to go.

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