Anti Static vacuum hose? And wishing you great holidays.

Hello Wrecking Crew!
I hope you are all shopped out for Christmas. For the first time EVER..... I am all done. 12 pound turkey, fresh, dead. I'm thinking of tossing it on the Weber, but the wife wants drippings for gravy....sooo.
The fine people at Festool ship a green rubbery anti static hose with their sander. It works great. No more shocks, and stuff sticking to the outside of the hose. It also collapses and recovers nicely after stepping on it. I want an additional one. An 10-foot length from Festool is close to 100 US dollars. The fitting and sizes are normal enough, but a hundred bucks?
I have Googled and there are alternatives out there, but I was hoping some of you fine folks would have been using something you could suggest?
I would appreciate your help.
Rob------> who is done with his Christmas shopping...which, as pure luck would have it, is a good thing, because we just got a whole lot of white stuff dumped on us. (Lake Huron South shores)
Again.. Merry Christmas to you and yours and may 2005 be the best and safest yet.
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sandman wrote: ...

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I'm sure the Festool stuff must be finely made, but it's just <too> outrageously priced for me...I've not seen, however, a flexible grounding style hose though, sorry...
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Festool is cheaper than Fein. When I go into somebody's house to refinish (sand) their solid surface countertop, I have several choices. Clean up afterwards, or not make any airborne dust in the first place. I can sand for 4 hours or sand for 2. Do a better job than the competition or not. If I book two refinish jobs on one day, the difference on the price of the sander is practically paid for. There are several sander/sucker combinations from different manufacturers. Fein pioneered the game, and several followed. They are all around $1000.00 and selling just fine. I don't buy tools like this because I can afford it...I cannot afford not to.
Merry Christmas. *S*
Rob
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Soooo are you thinking of hooking that hose up under the turkey to catch the drippings. I bet it will melt.. `~)
Merry Christmas to you too.
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wrote:

http://rswww.com - the UK's favourite source for high-priced electronic components and high-end plant maintenance kit. They sell a range of vac hose, including anti-static types. It's expensive, but cheaper than Festool and no more than other suppliers of similar hose.
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You were rich enough to spend too much for a sander, so why are you being so cheap about buying another hose for it?
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Charley


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Let me see... how can I respond to this without setting off a flame war?
I make my living with that sander. I refinish solid surface countertops as a sideline.
Some things are worth the money, some things are not. The sander is worth the money, the hose is not. The reason I had the money to buy the sander in the first place was because I am careful how I spend my money. When it comes to the tools of MY trade, I know my needs.
I guess your reply means that you do not have any suggestions?
Merry Christmas Charley. Don't eat too much turkey. *S*
Rob
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Go to http://www.mcmaster.com and search for "antistatic vacuum hose" or just "vacuum hose" to see more.
Dave
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sandman wrote:

Weber,
Deep fry, baby, that's where it's at!
Merry Christmas.
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