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Forum topic by daddywoofdawg posted 10-29-2014 06:45 PM 1018 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-29-2014 06:45 PM

for those that don’t have a “system”what kind of hose are you using?
I have a shop vac that I use but the hose is too stiff for the sander and other tools with D/ I’m looking for different type of hose,something flexible that i don’t have to fight as I do with the shop vac type hose.

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#1 posted 10-29-2014 06:56 PM

I get dc hose from the big bear.

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#2 posted 10-29-2014 07:04 PM

This flex hose might be what you are looking for:

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#3 posted 10-29-2014 07:42 PM

Rockler has a few different types of 2.5” hose, each of which is useful in different ways. Generally, I use the expandable hose because it has long reach but coils up nice and compact – But if I need a lot of flexibility/mobility (e.g. for sanding), I don’t want it pulling back against me, and so I’ll clamp it down at the bench and use quick-connect adapters (Rockler Dust Right) to attach a length of non-expandable hose from the end of the shop-vac line to the tool.

I also really like the FlexForm hose for positioning right by a dust-producing tool, where it stays put –

-- Dan in Minneapolis, woodworking since 11/11.

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#4 posted 10-29-2014 09:46 PM

Woodcraft crush-proof hose. It is pliable, and works great on my Dewalt and Bosch hand tools.

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#5 posted 10-30-2014 04:48 PM

Most shop vacs have adapters for a smaller diameter hose and that is the one I use on my belt sander
and ROS. It works much better than the 2-1/2”.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#6 posted 10-30-2014 05:01 PM


-- Improvise.... Adapt...... Overcome!

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#7 posted 10-30-2014 06:44 PM

I was planning on using small hose the size of say sander port and then adapter to the shop vac

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