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Forum topic by newwoodbutcher posted 190 days ago 593 views 0 times favorited 12 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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newwoodbutcher

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190 days ago

I just got my first Festool it’s the ETS 125 EQ. What a nice sander, light, very low vibration and great ergonomics. I want to attach the dust outlet to my Fein shop vac. I’ll need an adapter of some kind. Any one already solve this problem?

-- Ken


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Loren

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#1 posted 190 days ago

This works very well:

http://amzn.to/19XxFg3

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 190 days ago

I find that using a dust deputy before the vac, saves on bags.
That’s assuming Fein uses bags.

Congrats on a fine sander!

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newwoodbutcher

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#3 posted 190 days ago

What I’m looking for is an adapter that will go from my sander to the hose end of my shop vac

-- Ken

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Loren

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#4 posted 190 days ago

Get the Bosch hose. It’s nice.

I tried a stepped adaptor. Waste of money. It lacked the ridges inside
and out that the Bosch hose has that locks it to a Festool. Adaptor
would fall off in use. If you want something you have to use duct
tape to keep it in place, get an adaptor. Otherwise, get a Bosch hose.

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newwoodbutcher

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#5 posted 190 days ago

Thanks Loren,
It’s on it’s way

-- Ken

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MT_Stringer

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#6 posted 190 days ago

I also have that Bosch hose. It is a nice one.

@OP – Measure you hose/shop vac and then check the auto parts stores for exhaust pipe adapters. :-)

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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mcgbanker

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#7 posted 190 days ago

If you’re still looking, try the Fein 921072K13 Step Adaptor sold on Amazon.com ($4.99): http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00005M1SW/ref=oh_details_o08_s01_i00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I also have a Fein vacuum and the Festool ETS 125 EQ and use it with a number of other Festool tools. It works very well.

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newwoodbutcher

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#8 posted 188 days ago

WOW! Great solution. I got the Bosh hose today. Fits perfectly both ends and has a larger diameter hose to boot. Great advice guys. Thank you very much.

-- Ken

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realcowtown_eric

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#9 posted 188 days ago

The LV hose ends hook directly to my ROs, and in a pinch, I’ve used ABS adaptors, sometime needing judicious adjsutment on disc/belt sanders.

Eric

-- Real_cowtown_eric

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#10 posted 188 days ago

I would be careful hooking that sander up to a shop vac. The only reason is because you can’t control the suction on a shop vac. The suction for the ETS 125 needs to be set very low otherwise the sander will “dance” around. The dust bag that comes with the ETS 125 works pretty well and would consider using that instead of a shop vac.

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newwoodbutcher

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#11 posted 187 days ago

Thanks James, My Fein has two speeds I’ll try it on low this weekend. I did use it a bit with the bag and it seemed to work very well. I just don’t want to keep buying Festool bags.

-- Ken

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Loren

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#12 posted 187 days ago

Find a way to put an air hole in the suction path, like some
vacs have on the handpiece. The hole can drop the suction
a lot.

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