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rustynails

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12-04-2012 12:05 AM

Currently I am working on getting my duct collector system completed as some of you my know by some of my most recent posts.
I am now looking to attach the flex hose to my machines. Some will be a more permanent mount and some will need a quick discount type clamp. What are your recommendations for both types of clamps?

Thanks Richard


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HorizontalMike

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#1 posted 12-04-2012 12:11 AM

Avoid the screw-type clamps. Just a PITA

Get these 4in squeeze type clamps instead, from woodcraft:

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#2 posted 12-04-2012 12:45 AM

+1 on those spring clamps for temporary connections. i’ve found these work quite well for more permanent connections:

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=16963&site=ROCKLER

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#3 posted 12-04-2012 03:14 AM

This is where I get everything for my dust collection. cheapest hoses and everything is compiled into one site. http://www.ptreeusa.com/dust_list.htm

Here are the hose clams i use and they are pretty good: http://www.ptreeusa.com/dusthoseclamps.htm

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#4 posted 12-04-2012 05:53 AM

I use the cheap rockler screw type clamps for my permanant conections, and they seem to hold fast.

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#5 posted 12-04-2012 07:21 AM

I take a standard screw type 4” clamp and cut it a couple inches or so back from the screw. I then rivet the 2 parts of a draw latch to the opposing ends, so I can quickly unfasten and quickly re latch as needed. I still use the screw adjuster because not all 4” DC fittings are the same size. Can anybody tell me why that is, by the way? I’ve made several of these because I have to move hoses pretty often. Haven’t done so yet, but I’m going to try wiring some clamps on the ends of the hoses that I have to move most often, so they don’t slide off. I’ll tape over the holes where the wire goes through.
But I like the looks of those spring clamps. Think I’ll get some.

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#6 posted 12-04-2012 09:31 AM

I move the single DC hose to all of my tools as I need them. I have worn out countless screw-type clamps and sure like having the squeeze clamps A LOT! The screw clamps also eventually wore holes in the end of the hose.

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#7 posted 12-06-2012 05:59 PM

+1 on the woodcraft——-I have exactly the same experiences as HorizonalMike….
I have a Delta DC with two hoses. I use the Rockler quick connect system with the handle. The recievers I have on every machine with just normal hose type clamps. The recievers have a plastic extrusion with a rubber type boot….it should have a hose clamp too. I then put the Woodcraft squeeze clamp on the hose. The rocker “wing-nut” clamps are troublesome too…I guess it depends on how much you move it around. Also from finding out the hard way, don’t use Shop Fox collapsible hose, it doesn’t stretch well at all,m it is aweful.

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#8 posted 12-07-2012 12:05 AM

Thanks for all the input. Sounds like the squeeze spring type clamps are the way to go I will check around for the best price and get some ordered.

Thanks Richard

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