I have an orbital sander with dust bag. The nipple fitting is 7/8 dia. Id
like to hook that up to the shop vac as that fine dust is the worst of all.
Where can one find or jury rig small hose and adapter for such a thing? The
sander hose would have to have a long length of the small dia for ease of
A 1 1/4" flex hose (Porter Cable sells one), duct tape, and a toilet
paper or paper towel tube will adapt anything. Slit the tube, wrap the
"nipple", and tape it to a thickness that matches the inside of the
hose. Change the tool, not the hose, and you'll only do this once.
My sanders, biscuit joiners, router fences, etc... all work great with
Very possibly, depends on the Borg.
This is the one I have:
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This particular hose is very durable, plenty flexible, and light. A
store bought connector adapts it to my 2 1/2" vacuum hose.
will turn the vacuum on and off with the tool.
Velcro cable ties or double sided velcro strips, will strap the
electrical cord to the hose making it all easy to handle.
Last, but not least, a bungee from an overhead bicycle hook will hold
the hose / cable out of the way. Overhead bicycle hooks are great for
managing air hoses, too. I've got 'em all over the shop.
My BORG wouldn't have one, but Rockler did. And they were quite proud
of that part. I think that the flexible hose for the $55 sander was
very close to $30.
I ought to get that out and hook it up more...
I know that Bosch makes one for theirs, and it works a treat. They do have
an adjustable vent to bleed in air which helps ease the load on the vacuum
or DC, but has to be set carefully to avoid the whistle. Klingspor is where
I got mine.
its a makita sander.
I went to Home depot and got a 6' 1.25 dia hose so that will work.
They wanted $5 for a 3" tube to adapt the 2.25" vacuum hose size. That is
Im making some dust collection interfaces for jointer and planer. I
wandered around looking at PVC, pipe, hose for an alternative but nothing is
very close. There is no way I will spend $5 for a plastic tube. I cut some
duct up or something first and squeeze to the right size.
I was having the same problem, and after much searching in the logical plumbing
/ ducting areas, I found 25 foot hoses designed for septic system use for about
$10. They were in the back of one of the Houston area BORGs next to the sump
pumps (I think), though I don't remember which chain, or have the part number.
They come in a number of diameters, and are light weight spiral plastic that
look like vacuum cleaner hoses. They do not have metal reinforcing. About
every 6 feet, there's a 4" straight part with plastic reinforcing ribs to make
cutting to desired length easy.
Hooked straight to a big shopvac and with the end stopped off, they shrink
lengthwise down the accordian / spiral, but don't collapse.
I have them strung all over the shop to different tools via a 2x2x2 box that
acts as a plenum, then to a trash can chip separator that goes to the vac. Poor
man's sawdust collector. ;)
For your adapter, try a 35mm film can with the bottom cut off. I've made a
bunch of adapters out of left over PVC parts from sink piping repair kits. All
it usually takes is a little sanding or making some lenghthwise slits in the
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