Does anyone know where I can obtain such a critter? The nearest Rockler
and Woodcraft store deny that it exists.
My bandsaw came with a dust port meant for use with a shop vac and having
a 2" OD. I need to get from that to a 2 1/2" DC hose.
or look for "universal dust adapter". I bought one from Woodcraft many
moons ago. You can cut off the necessary chunk to fit your requirements.
Penn State also has them:
Neither of those will work. The confusion comes from which perspective
specifications interpret outside and inside diameter measurements. The OP
is looking for a 2" O.D. The adapter to fit this would have a 2 1/4" O.D.
None of the universal adaptors support a 2 1/4" O.D. They have 2" and 2
BINGO! Jack, you da man!!!! That's exactly what the OP was seeking and its
the first such adaptor I've seen anywhere like it. Maybe I'm just not well
traveled, but I figure if Woodcraft, Penn state, Rockler, Amazon, Peachtree,
Hartville, Coastal tool, Lee Valley, etc. do not have one, its pretty rare.
On Sat, 26 Nov 2005 02:10:35 +0000, BillyBob wrote:
Well ALL RIGHTY!
Only one small snag ... the shipping charge is more than the part -- $7.25
before taxes for a $5.50 part.
Hmmmm ... maybe I could spray the duct tape a matte black...
Arrrgh. Ah well ...
No real problem ... it looks like they have some other items I am missing,
too. I'll just browse around until I have enough of an order that that
slap-in-the-face shipping charge loses some of its sting.
Good link, guys and excellent detective work. Thanks a metric tonne.
Bridging between the dust collection world and the vacuum world is pretty
frustrating. The "wand" fitting that comes with many shop vacs is typically
2 1/2" O.D. on one end and 2 1/4" O.D. (2" I.D.) on the other. It can be
used as an adapter, perhaps even cut in half and still work. You would have
a lot easier time if you were using 4" hose, as adaptors for shop vac hose
are readily available.
Easiest and cheapest way: grab some 2" PVC, cut to length you need,
then use a heat gun to soften it up. It becomes quite elastic: you can
expand it around 30-40%. Use the 2.5" piece to force it in and wiggle
around until the elasticized PVC adapts to the correct size. Use gloves
to handle it, and do it outside to avoid any fumes from the plastics.
Around $2 for an 8' length of PVC = 24, 4" thick and sturdy adapters
or $6-$7 each for the Borg authorized adaptors.
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