dust collection hose for smaller sanders??

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Forum topic by Belg1960 posted 01-20-2013 02:35 PM 2615 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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01-20-2013 02:35 PM

Guys, I have found the cheap looking plastic hose from Woodcraft, lets call this the tricycle

And then we have the Cadillac version from Festool

I was wondering is there anything available with a little better quality then the trike but not as expensive as the Cadillac??
I’m open to being creative and building a hose with some fittings but dont want it to be cumbersome and hard to “wrestle” when working. I’m using this on my two porter cable random orbit sanders.

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#1 posted 01-20-2013 02:54 PM

Have you checked the big box stores? Most all of them will carry generic vac hoses. And not just Lowes or HD. WallyWorld, Kmart, Target, and even your local hardware stores should have ‘em

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#2 posted 01-20-2013 03:17 PM

Joe,so far I’ve covered HD, Lowes, and my local Ace hardware, also my local tool supplier (Festool)I was told by all if I could give them a part # they could order it. Well there’s my dilemma, I need to know what to order. I saw something at Sears on line but want to see it in person if it has any quality.

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#3 posted 01-20-2013 08:12 PM

I have tried this sort of DC and find it’s a waste of time and money. Having a decent sized hose suspended near the work is a lot more effective at collecting airborne dust; the rest can be vac’d up later.

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#4 posted 01-20-2013 08:39 PM

MonteCristo is right on the money if this is to be a duct collector hose. For hand held tools using a good shop vac is almost always the best choice. The smaller hoses as you pic’d just have too much drag for a DC to overcome.

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#5 posted 01-20-2013 08:41 PM

Hi all. New to the forum.

I would have to disagree about the small vacuum hoses being a waste of time. I have one that looks a lot like the Woodcraft hose but it is a bit longer. I use it with my random orbital sander and it captures virtually all of the dust. I don’t even need to turn on my shop air cleaner. I have used it for countless hours and have often stepped on it. o problems thus far.

I should note that my sander is an older model 5” Bosch that takes eight hole disks. It has a flexible silicone rubber “boot” that extends a bit beyond the diameter of the disk. Most of the air is being pulled through this area and it really grabs all of the dust that is flying off the edges of the pads. I don’t know how well a sander without such a boot would perform. I should try it with mine to see.

Edit: I saw Fred’s comment. I do use my shop vac, not my dust collector. I had to fashion an adapter to connect the small diameter hose to the shop vac fitting.

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#6 posted 01-20-2013 09:22 PM

This one works well: Bosch VAC005 5-Meter Vacuum Hose 35mm

It’s very similar to a Festool hose and much less

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