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Forum topic by groland posted 643 days ago 811 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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groland

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643 days ago

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 643 days ago

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.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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juniorjock

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#2 posted 643 days ago

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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MonteCristo

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#3 posted 643 days ago

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 642 days ago

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.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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MonteCristo

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#5 posted 642 days ago

Good idea gfadvm !

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gfadvm

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#6 posted 642 days ago

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

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