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Forum topic by jimmyhopps posted 01-05-2013 08:05 PM 1176 views 0 times favorited 9 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-05-2013 08:05 PM

I have an old Dewalt random orbital sander. It has a hard filter box which is frankly not up to snuff these days, and i would like to instead hook it up to my dust collection system.

The port connection is oddly shaped however: about 1.5” x 7/8” oblong. Does anyone have a nifty trick to attaching a dust hose to a shape like this?

Many thanks.

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#1 posted 01-05-2013 09:02 PM

I am not sure just how much of a stub you have to connect to, but you might have to take a rubber pipe fitting and use a hose clamp to attach it to the sander, then use a universal dust port adapter (sold at Woodcraft) and cut it to size for the other end of the rubber pipe fitting so it fits your dust collection hose.

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#2 posted 01-05-2013 09:03 PM

I had a similar problem and made a wood fitting.

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#3 posted 01-05-2013 09:06 PM

Doesnt that oval shape convert to round where it becomes the “dust holder” part? Could you cut it off at the round part and then it may be a simple matter of shimming the sleeve with duct tape to make the hose fit.

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#4 posted 01-05-2013 10:49 PM

+1 to joein10asee The bag version works for this easy, if you can find it. The portercable version is almost identical, I believe, This one isn’t modified as such, but we did another by cutting the hard plastic filter off at the roundy point. If the connenction looks like this?

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#6 posted 01-05-2013 11:44 PM

kudos a1Jim I have noticed you are above average with the search engine. And I mean that.

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#7 posted 01-06-2013 04:04 PM

thanks guys

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#8 posted 01-06-2013 04:49 PM

Jimmy, I think that I probably have the same sander as your talking about. The picture that Joey showed is your answer. It’s what is on my sander now after haveing the plastic box. No modification to anything was required. Dust bag item number 50, Part number 608354-00SV DeWalt ServiceNet The bag mount is designed so you can remove the bag filter and attach a vacuum hose to the sander. It works good.

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#9 posted 01-29-2013 04:03 PM

FYI – I purchased the replacement part as noted by Jim. Have to say that is horribly slow (didn’t get the shipping confirmation for 19 days after i placed the order). it doesn’t fit either (maybe my sander is too old).

Did pick up a compression fitting at HD which works fine, and should have been my first attempt.

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