I have an old Craftsman radial arm saw that I occasionally use for
ripping big lumber. I would like to be able to hook it up to my Shop
Vac vacuum for dust collection.
However, this saw and all similar saws apparently made over the past
25 years have an oddball dust collection fitting. It appears to be
1.5" I.D. and 1.75" O.D. This does not attach to any of the standard
1.25" or 2.5" standard vacuum hoses.
I tried to buy an adapter at Sears but all I got was a blank stare
from the manager of the power tool department. I looked online and I
saw a 1.875" hose kit which looked interesting but there wasn't enough
information as to the sizes of the fittings and adapters.
Do any of you have any suggestions as to where to get a hose or an
adapter that will work with this saws dust collection fitting? There
must be enough of these saws around that somebody has come up with a