Dust Collection with a PC333

It is better than nothing, until the can flys off, and then it is much worse than nothing. Any solutions? Are replacement cans available at reasonable rates?
I am pretty committed to PC now, but if other brands have better dust collection (yet work as well) maybe I will have to change.
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Suanne Lippman wrote:

even compared to shopvac hose. A couple pipe fittings adapt it to shopvac hose and then I get enough length to toss the shopvac out the back door to cut down on noise. I posted a couple pics on the binaries group a month or so back with the hose in my PC 892 router.
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Eugene,
I bought some of bilge pump hose to duplicate your setup in my shop. I have a question for you:
When I hooked this up to my ShopVac (via its 2 1/2 inch hose) I get an incredibly loud whistling from the bilge hose! Did you experience this problem, and if so, how did you rectify it? I'm thinking of drilling some relief holes in the smooth portion of the hose...
BTW, the vacuum is a ShopVac model LM500 rated at 11A...
rob
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I tired the bilge hose too, and it shreiks.
Bought the PC hose, and it is great.
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Amen. Someone here suggested you add a couple of loose plastic wire ties to keep the hose and cord together, though. That works really well.
Patriarch
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I use a shopvac attaced to the dust port -- kinda like a poor mans fein -- dust free sanding. I do wear ear plugs, however since the shop vac noise gets old after a while

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wrote in

Yeah, me too. That canister is okay for a few minutes, but it depends on the suction created by the sander, and that's not much. As soon as it gets a little clogged a lot of dust goes someplace else.
But a shop vac on that thing gets ALL of it. It's a pain maneuvering it around a piece with the cord and the hose, but I can sand anything anywhere and not raise any dust. I've been sanding on the workbench base in the basement guest room and SWMBO hasn't complained about dust on the furniture. That's how I know it works. :-)
Dan
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On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 23:50:09 GMT, "Suanne Lippman"

I use a 1 1/4" hose, like this: <http://www.oldhouseweb.com/ourStore/tools-552656B0000222WV.shtml connected to a Shop-Vac, via one of these: <http://www.sears.com/sr/javasr/product.do?BV_UseBVCookie=Yes&vertical=TOOL&pid924031000> and a 6' extension cord.
A strip of duct tape helps keep the hose on, double sided Velcro straps tie the hose and power cord together. The Velcro was found at Staples. One hand guides the sander, the other holds the hose / cord assembly. A HEPA filter or drywall bag in the vacuum keeps most of the dust inside.
Once you use one of those puppies with active suction, you'll wonder why you didn't try it sooner. Don't forget the ear muffs. <G>
FWIW, the same hose and switch work great with biscuit cutters and other tools, regardless of brand. Duct tape is your friend.
Barry
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Like most others have mentioned, the little "can" that you get with the sander is almost worthless for any serious sanding :-(
I use the long PC hose and stick the other end into the closest available 4 inch DC hose, then open the blast gate. Works pretty well.
Lou

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Fein III vacuum does an excellent job capturing all the dust, and it's so quiet you don't need hearing protection.

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I called Porter Cable Customer Service about the dust can falling off. They sent me a replacement that stays on.
On Mon, 22 Nov 2004 23:50:09 GMT, "Suanne Lippman"

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One of the reason all of my sanders are Porter Cable is because they all use the same size hose on the collection port.
4" belt sander (take off the bag hose fits on the metal elbow). 1/4 sheet palm sander. 6" right angle ROS.
I have not purchased the dust collection attachment for the 505 half sheet sander yet. Any one have any feedback on how well it works?
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