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Forum topic by groland posted 07-12-2012 03:15 PM 966 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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groland

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07-12-2012 03:15 PM

Hi,

I have the Delta 28-206 14” bandsaw. It has, according to the instructions, a 4” O.D. dust port. I am trying to rig up a connection to my Craftsman Shop Vac, which has a 2 1/2” connector on the hose. I bought a 4” to 2 1/2” Adapter, but it does not fit over the port on the bandsaw. I guess it’s O.D. is 4” maybe.

Is there an adapter that anyone could direct me to that would fit? The one I bought that doesn’t fit came from Amazon,com.

Thanks,

George


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Fred Hargis

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#1 posted 07-12-2012 03:32 PM

Drop by the plumbing section of the local box store (or hardware) and pick up a PVC transition fitting that’s close. Use duct tape to make it fit both the saw and the vac.

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#2 posted 07-12-2012 06:36 PM

I have a short 4” hose clamped to the bandsaw and the reducer is clamped to the other end. The vac hose slides right on.

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#3 posted 07-12-2012 06:55 PM

Welcome to the world of dust collection ! As Fred says, plumbing fittings often work or can be made to work but equipment mfgrs seem to delight in putting odd ball dust ports on their machines . . .

Take a look at Lee Valley’s dust collection fittings. They might have something useful.

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gfadvm

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#4 posted 07-13-2012 02:51 AM

I bandsawed a circle of 3/4” pine to fit tightly in my port on the saw, then cut a hole in it to slip fit the end of the shop vac hose. You could epoxy the circle in place but I secured mine with 2 self drilling/tapping sheet metal screws.

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#5 posted 07-13-2012 03:39 AM

Good idea gfadvm !

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#6 posted 07-14-2012 12:42 AM

Thanks, I’ve got these on several machines and they work fine.

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