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Forum topic by docspencer posted 02-16-2018 06:27 PM 208 views 0 times favorited 2 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-16-2018 06:27 PM

I am sure this has been covered in other threads, but I can’t find them. If so, sorry.

I bought a HF 2 hp dust collector and I’m working on crafting connections to some of my bigger tools.

First is my Ridgid 3660 tablesaw. It has a 2 1/2” port that is part of a blade cover underneath the top. I bought a 2 1/2” to 4” adaptor, but I need some way of connecting the TS port to the adaptor. It would be ideal if that connector were flexible so its easy to direct it to the side of the saw base. I’d somehow attach the adaptor to the TS base. Any ideas on this connector?

Second, is my router table. I built what I think is called a dust box for the inside of the table. I bought a 4” port that I want to screw onto the outside of the box. Because there is a 5” gap between the box and the side of the table I need something to extend the 4” port to outside of the table side so I can connect to the DC. Of course, there’s also the issue of the router fence, but that comes later.

Finally, I found what is called a quick change handle for the dust hose. It comes with 2 port adaptors. Its $25. I was hoping to find a way to easily connect and disconnect the hose for less than that.

I hope this is making sense. Does anyone have any ideas?

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#1 posted 02-17-2018 06:36 AM

I have the same HF DC.
I use the Rockler dust right fittings.
Here is a link to a starter kit.
It has fittings for a 4” hose to 4” tool, and also 4” hose to 2.5” tool.
It works well for me.
HF has the best deal on 4” hose if you need more of that.

-- John

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#2 posted 02-17-2018 03:31 PM

When it comes to dust collection just be creative and think flow no sharp bends and little flex tubing.

-- Correlation is not causation but I did loose my Doctor !!!

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