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Forum topic by Angela posted 01-19-2011 08:32 AM 4146 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Angela

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01-19-2011 08:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: fein shop vac question shop vacuum workshop

Ok I need some input again. I own an older model of the Fein 9-5-13 vacuum. I have trouble locating attachments for it because of its strange size. I currently have it hooked up to a bucket with a cyclone lid. I have the original cloth filter bag that came with it but not the HEPA filter.

My questions are: Where can I get attachments? I located one a long time ago that will fit in my Rigid sander and my Bosch miter saw but I can’t locate where to purchase it again. Should I get the HEPA filter or is it worth it? If I use the HEPA filter then I need the vac bags, right? Has anyone set their Fein up with a cyclone bucket? What method did you use to attach everything? Photos would greatly help. I have trouble hooking my Bosch palm sander to the shop vac. The connecting attachment is so large its difficult to sand. How do you connect the Fein to your sander?

I attached the photos to help explain my current set up. The first one shows how I attach the Fein vac to the bucket lid. In the next one you can see the problem I have with the vac attachment to the sander. The last one is the one attachment that works with the various tools but I can’t find it anywhere. It’s taped because it cracked awhile back.

I would really appreciate any comments other Fein vac users might have in regards to their set up and/or recommendations.

Thanks
Angela

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#1 posted 01-20-2011 10:15 AM

Go to www.jamestowndistributors.com, type in Fein Vac in search box, click on vac accessories on the left side. They have a Fein vac hose step adaptor for $5.00. If that is not what you are looking for let me know.

Tom

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#2 posted 01-20-2011 02:33 PM

Hi, I don’t know what your model looks like, I tried to do a search, but only found your post. I have one of the older Fein, but it is shaped a lot like a standard shop vac , other than the no exhaust port. I bought a cleanstream filter, and mounted it to the inside of the fein and it works great. There are several sizes of clean stream, you would probably want to go to store so you could measure the various dimensions. That worked great. I used if with a Thien separator for a while, and that worked much better. Once I bought a full sized dust collector, I moved the Thien to that, and use a dust deputy jr, which works really well. Can’t say the deputy jr works better or worse than the thien, since my usage is totally diff now, but they both work very well.

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#3 posted 01-20-2011 10:18 PM

Sorry I miss a number it’s a Fein 9-55-13. I’ll post an image of the shop vac and set up. I’m looking for ways to improve the set up. I’ve seen the step down but never have never tried it. I’ll give it a try.

Someone mentioned on Amazon.com that the Shop-Vac 9034000 Gore CleanStream Replacement Cartridge Filter will work with the Fein but I wasn’t sure if it would help more than the original cloth bag. If it does I didn’t know if I needed the paper bags too.

I made a Thein separator for my large dust collector. You can see the trash can in the background of the image.

Thanks again,
Angela

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#4 posted 01-21-2011 02:22 PM

Hi, I don’t know what your model looks like, I tried to do a search, but only found your post. I have one of the older Fein, but it is shaped a lot like a standard shop vac , other than the no exhaust port. I bought a cleanstream filter, and mounted it to the inside of the fein and it works great. There are several sizes of clean stream, you would probably want to go to store so you could measure the various dimensions. That worked great. I used if with a Thien separator for a while, and that worked much better. Once I bought a full sized dust collector, I moved the Thien to that, and use a dust deputy jr, which works really well. Can’t say the deputy jr works better or worse than the thien, since my usage is totally diff now, but they both work very well.

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#5 posted 01-22-2011 03:56 AM

Sorry, somehow I reposted my earlier response. Mine looks a lot like yours. For hoses I bought a length of 2 1/2 hose from Woodcraft and a bunch of ends ( they just screw on) I would make a short pipe , probably 1 or 2 would be plenty, and put a male end on each, and run that from your separator to the vac – you will have much less drag on your system. The male connectors go right on the Fein, though they don’t have the tab to keep them locked in place. I use the clean stream and the bag – the way mine works, the dust deputy gets all the heavy dust, the cloth bag then gets the finer stuff, and whatever gets through the cloth bag gets stopped by the clean stream. You won’t need the paper bags. Every once in a while, you take the motor off and shake out the cloth bag, – do to the separator, you probably won’t have much stuff in the vac tank.

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#6 posted 01-24-2011 11:02 PM

Barryvabeach thanks for all your help and the links you mailed me. I ended up going to Rockler today and purchasing the same thing that Woodcraft has. The hose adapter fits the Fein perfectly and the flex hose is great. So I was able to remove the 10’ of Fein hose and replace it with 2 feet of wider hose. The suction is soooo much better.

Also this information helps me a lot
I use the clean stream and the bag – the way mine works, the dust deputy gets all the heavy dust, the cloth bag then gets the finer stuff, and whatever gets through the cloth bag gets stopped by the clean stream. You won’t need the paper bags.

Thanks again,
Angela

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