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373 days ago

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The HF Dust Collector comes with two spring style band clamps (5” in diameter). I am connecting it up to pre-seperator and need one more 5” clamp. I can’t seem to source a 5” band clamp like this online or at Rockler, Woodcraft, HF, etc… Does anyone know where I can get one of these? Or perhaps suggest an alternative?

I’m doing something very similar to this mod I found here on this site.


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#1 posted 373 days ago

You could always use a regular hose clamp. They’re readily available at Home Depot in that size for like $2. I prefer to use bridge clamps myself as they go over the spiral, but they’re quite hard to find in > 4”. I get mine from McMaster-Carr. They’re a little pricey though, about $6-$7 in that size. They’re a little cheaper at Wynn Environmental , but I have a McMaster-Carr warehouse near me, so I can avoid shipping. If you’ve got to get it shipped either way, give Dick Wynn a call. They’re some great people there.

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#2 posted 373 days ago

Are you talking about the wire hose clamps that hold the flex hose from the impeller housing to the ring? You can order those from Kencraft http://www.kencraftstore.com/wirehoseclamp.htm

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#3 posted 372 days ago

Thanks. I overlooked the little bins at Home Depot. I went back and found the 5” hose clamps got home only to realize they are still to small to fit on the bit of hose that comes with the dust collector. I am headed back today to pick up 6” hose clamps.

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#4 posted 372 days ago

You could also just use a long zip tie for one of the connections which doesn’t need to get disconnected regularly.

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#5 posted 372 days ago

One thing about the regular hose clamps and those wire hose clamps – I find they don’t always seal as well as the bridge clamps. Keep an eye on the joint and see if you’ve got any stray dust coming out. If you do, you can always try clamping a little harder, or you could just caulk around the joint if you don’t plan on taking it apart. I didn’t want to go that route and I just wrapped a bunch of painter’s tape around it and it worked well for me.

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