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any suggestions for a flexible/non binding vacuum hose?

I would like to experiment with adding dust collection to some of my jigs,

For instance, using loc line/coolant hose to direct suction at the point of creation on my flush trim jig, or onto my circular saw.


I cant drag a 2.5" hose behind my router and not be hindered by it.

I dont think I need a large diameter, even 1" would be better than nothing. Im looking to get low volumes of dust.

any ideas for the most flexible hose that wont collapse under a vacuum?

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I use many of these

It's the best lightweight flexible hose I've found and I keep several on hand. Comes with enough adaptors to mate up to most tools:
http://www.amazon.com/Hyde-Tools-091...ywall+dust+kit

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woodnthings, what is the diameter of the hose?

Bob making sawdust in SW Louisiana
with a EX-21
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I feel like that might drag on the edge of the table? I was thinking a smooth wall in my mind. Have you had any issues with that?
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I use bilge pump hose on my random orbit sander.

http://www.westmarine.com/buy/shield...11_333_001_009


http://www.overtons.com/modperl/prod...ls.cgi?i=23604

Do be aware that bilge pump hose diameter is somewhat nominal. You might need to do some adapting.
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I think the problem with smooth wall hose is that in order to resist kinking when moving, or collapsing under vacuum, the wall has to be thicker than with ribbed hose, so it will be stiffer (less flexible) and significantly heavier than corrugated hose.

I have a jerry-rigged setup, using a section of 1-1/8" PVC corrugated bilge/pump hose (Watts HSBBO6 at HD) connected to my router. The hose is light and flexible enough that it slides over my bench top without problems. The ribs are small enough that I doubt they would catch on the bench edge, but I connected the hose to a really floppy, but heavy, hose I scrounged from a discarded household upright vacuum cleaner. That hose I suspend by bungee cords above my workbench, and it then connects to my shop vac hose. The setup is a bit clunky, but cheap and it works fine.
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I use vacuum cleaner hose fitted to a fixed pipe ABOVE the bench. It's designed to be dragged and even though it's ribbed, it's light enough not to catch on things.




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It's the best lightweight flexible hose I've found and I keep several on hand. Comes with enough adaptors to mate up to most tools:
http://www.amazon.com/Hyde-Tools-091...ywall+dust+kit
I bought a couple of these, absolutely outstanding!!

I'm going to get a couple more.

Thanks for the suggestion!!
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This is the hose used in a lot of car washes:

https://www.kleen-ritecorp.com/p-121...-vac-hose.aspx

It won't collapse, the ribs are rounded and don't catch easily, the interior is almost completely smooth, it's fairly lightweight, and it wears very well.
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I don't remember where I read it but someone on a forum was using expandable mesh wire loom on their vac hoses to prevent the hose from catching on anything.
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Similar to a hose that Porter Cable used to make but since discontinued.
http://www.woodcraft.com/product/152...y-112-x-1.aspx

I use it on RO sander, biscuit joiner. Very light weight, good length.

My mistake-PC still makes the hose,
http://www.amazon.com/Collection-Pow...ol+vacuum+hose

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