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Forum topic by Karda posted 08-24-2017 11:09 PM 315 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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08-24-2017 11:09 PM

I want to hook a shop vac to my bandsaw, it has port on the back for that purpose, how would you conect a ordinary shop vac to an exaust port. I don’t have the vac yet thanks


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jonah

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#1 posted 08-24-2017 11:16 PM

I’m not sure I understand your question. You’d just plug the shop vac hose to the port on the band saw. The port is almost certainly 2.5”, so you’ll want to get a shop vac with a 2.5” hose.

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#2 posted 08-24-2017 11:17 PM

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Karda

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#3 posted 08-24-2017 11:40 PM

my poprt has 3 sizes, inside measurements are 1 3/4 2 3/4 and 3 /34. i don’t want to get a vac that won’t fit. are the hose sized on the inside or out side diameter. Thanks for the coupling tip I forgot about them. thanks

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Mike_in_STL

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#4 posted 08-25-2017 12:08 AM

It’s likely that you are going to need a reducer or expander of some sort.

My cheeseball Ryobi bandsaw has a 2.5 inch port that my shop vac wouldn’t fit into. Neither does my 4 inch dust collector hose.

With my shop vac hose, I just wrapped the nozzle with electrical tape for a friction fit. With my dust collector, I have a 4 inch to 2.5 inch reducer I picked up at Woodcraft.

-- Mike in STL

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#5 posted 08-25-2017 11:04 AM

I have used rubber plumbing reducers and PVC pipe off the plumbing isle from the big box store. Now most everything in my shop is using dust right connectors from Rockler. They come in both 2.5” and 4”. I am running both a shop vac for miter saw and plunge router work. 4” dust collector for every thing else. Dust right stuff makes it all very interchangeable.

-- John

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