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04-30-2015 03:11 PM

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I’ve seen it all over the place, but who sells ok hose cheap?

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#1 posted 04-30-2015 03:25 PM

This is where I got mine, usually can find a coupon too. It’s the best quality stuff I’ve used and is fairly cheap too.

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#2 posted 04-30-2015 03:27 PM

The cheap (as you say) hose will collapse very easily. Don’t know how much you’ll be fightin’ it every time you use it.
Just my experience.


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#3 posted 04-30-2015 03:34 PM

I’ve used a fair amount of the Woodworker Supply hose that was linked above, it’s very good though it may not fit your definition of “cheap”. Their clear hose is my favorite.

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#4 posted 04-30-2015 03:45 PM

The stuff Menards has isn’t too bad if you live near one. I get a lot of my fittings and hose from them, just isn’t clear.

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#5 posted 04-30-2015 04:07 PM

I bought some hose form PSI that’s really good, comes out to about $3.20/ft, but they have a coupon on their site today that will get you $15 off $99.

This stuff is softer but only $1.26/ft

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#6 posted 04-30-2015 04:50 PM

Thanks for the replies, I’m looking to install it from drops to individual machines so it will see little movement. As far as collapsing, I will have to contact a few vendors to see if they have specs on the hose, if it fails to meet the advertised spec, they’ll be getting it back.

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#7 posted 04-30-2015 05:26 PM

Harbor Freight has a “4 hose accessory kit that has worked well for me. Lots of clamps, two, ten foot sections of hose, a couple of 4” ports, a Y, table saw collector, etc. $54

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#8 posted 04-30-2015 05:32 PM

Since I have Amazon prime, I ended up with this hose.

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#9 posted 04-30-2015 05:57 PM

This is not cheap, but it has a pretty smooth interior, it is relatively stiff. I bought 25 feet for $81 in March. I noticed the thinner clear ones vibrate a bit if they are not pulled tight. I suspect the rough interior causes quite a bit of turbulence. It seemed a shame to loose speed in the last 2 or 3 feet after putting up new 4” pipe. I used sections of this for the drops.

The box Amazon shipped this in could hold a coffin!

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#10 posted 04-30-2015 06:05 PM

Thanks Charles for reminding me to check Amazon, just bought this for $39.86:

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#11 posted 04-30-2015 07:20 PM

I bought the Harbor Freight hose before. I like it. Plus you get the extras. They also have straight connectors available for a couple bucks. I’m going to buy more the next time I get a 25% off coupon.

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#12 posted 04-30-2015 07:22 PM

I just received 2 of the 4” x 8’ clear economy hose from Penn state.

The plastic material looks pretty strong, but the wire does look a little flimsy. I only bought this for the final run from the Blast gate to my tools and I couldn’t pass up the $10 / 8’ deal as well.

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#13 posted 04-30-2015 07:34 PM

8’ for $10 would be pretty tough to beat, hope that works out well for you.

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#14 posted 05-01-2015 04:10 AM

For anyone else in the same boat I was, the “used” hose I purchase just dropped in price again to $37.86 for a 25’ section.

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