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Forum topic by pantango posted 10-29-2012 10:55 AM 976 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2012 10:55 AM

Hello woodworking friends,

I just purchased a used woodsmith DC for my basement workshop. I am new to the dc because my shop use to be in the garage and I just used a ridgid shop vac.

My question is, the unit uses a 2 1/2 hose. Is 2 1/2 a standard where if I go to say Rockler or Woodcrafter I can buy a new hose and blast gates and etc… that it will work with this collector. Or does shopsmith make it difficult to modify cause they want you to buy from them.

I took the hood off and cleaned it last night. ( Wow, what a mess. Glad I was outside when I did that). I didn’t really get a chance to look at the fittings that the hose connects to the DC, and being new to this I’m not even sure I would really know what I’m looking at.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated

-- Hate how work gets in the way of my hobby!!

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#1 posted 10-29-2012 05:33 PM

Welcome to LumberJocks , a world of advise, opinions, and experiences, all shared without judgement.

Almost all of the ‘woodworking catalogs that sell DC accessories will have 2 1/2” hoses and fittings, as 4” and 2 1/2” is the norm for hobby woodworking shops. Many suppliers are featuring Sales on these items at this time of the year.

Work Safely and have Fun. – Grandpa Len.

-- Mother Nature should be proud of what you've done with her tree. - Len ...just north of a stone's throw from the oHIo, river that is, in So. Indiana.

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#2 posted 11-01-2012 11:19 AM

i just noticed I wrote Woodsmith DC, I meant shopsmith.

Anyways, I went out and bought all the fittings, blast gates, hoses and remote. Now I need time to hook it all up. When I posted this question, I had no clue about how to do this. After research and reading other people forums, I am pretty confiedent I can get this done.

Will post pics when finished

-- Hate how work gets in the way of my hobby!!

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#3 posted 11-01-2012 06:00 PM

do yourself a favor and return the remote control. these products activate the DC whenever a dust generating tool is activated:

they also have a product line aimed at mixing and matching 110v and 220v tools (ivac pro). from first hand experience with both the tools and the company, they are both absolutely first rate.

-- there's a solution to every just have to be willing to find it.

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