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post #41 of 49 Old 06-08-2015, 12:31 AM Thread Starter
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update...

So far this has been working out very well and although I haven't had to empty it yet I found it only takes a couple of minutes to remove the boom arm, sander and motor to make lifting the top off easier. I added a couple of features including the sander hanger and boom arm along with a second hose which allows me to leave the sander within arms reach as I use it frequently and switching over to the boom arm hose for other tools only takes a few seconds. I just need to paint the tubes and add the plastic end caps however I may move the sander hanger higher if I can figure out a simple way to do that without it becoming too obtrusive.

swiveling boom arm and sander hanger arm made from 3/4" square tube...







I found the hanger at Home Depot and made the mounting block from 1" HDPE with 1/4" threads tapped into it for attaching....



boom arm attached to the top of the Rockler hose/cord holder which happened to already be threaded for the 3/8 plastic knob and the end of the hose is stored in one of the extension wands on the side to keep it from flopping around...



boom arm extended for use.....



boom arm hose holders made from 1" HDPE and cord holders made by clipping off a wire clamp...


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Another step ahead

Dang it Marv!!! AGAIN, you are a step ahead of me on this, LOL

I just got my Thien section fine tuned today, have a plan for a mobile set up that was going to be a variation on what you did, but then I was gonna come in w/ the sneak-attack boom arm, so I could get my 3-pt shot contribution to this thread, just like Steph Curry.... But NOT!! Just like Steph Curry tonight, shut down ....


Mini-Review of Rockler's New Small tool multi-adapter 2-1/4" hose + adapters kit:

FYI, I just bought one of Rockler's new Small tool multi-adapter 2-1/4" hose + adapters kits, the one w/ the black slinky hose and the blue adapters (~$40).

The hose is very pliable, which is nice, but they accomplished this by making the hose from a double-walled vinyl, like a slinky inside another slinky but w/ opposite twists, which is quite heavy and not elastic despite the double helices supplying the flex. Let me be clear, the hose itself stretches between 3' - 10', which is quite good and helpful, but that's accomplished by the springs and not the "fabric" of the hose. That means the hose doesn't have a very tight grip on the adapters and I am concerned about the long-term health of the hose just away from where it threads onto the adapters, as there can be a lot of flex there and the vinyl is clearly under quite a bit of stress -- time will tell.

The blue adapters are thick silicone, so they are pliable, but their range of stretch/elasticity is limited or is going to take a very, very strong hand of persuasion to connect to some tool fittings. This means they aren't supple enough to form a tight, well gripped seal in many situations, and will pretty easily slip off unless they can be seriously manhandled onto the tools' nipples. The adapters do have a swiveling connection and that is a big plus.

This adapter stretch issue leaves lost middle ground between the 2 natural sizes of the adapters. I'll try to use soapy water to get the small adapter to somehow find some middle ground between what the smaller seems likely to fit and something that's smaller than the bigger adapter's minimum size. Rockler is considering selling the adapters as solo pieces. All-in-all these are a good first whack, but there's definitely room for improvement.

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Dang it Marv!!! AGAIN, you are a step ahead of me on this, LOL

I just got my Thien section fine tuned today, have a plan for a mobile set up that was going to be a variation on what you did, but then I was gonna come in w/ the sneak-attack boom arm, so I could get my 3-pt shot contribution to this thread, just like Steph Curry.... But NOT!! Just like Steph Curry tonight, shut down ....

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Yeah I think we are on the same wavelength here Bradley and I don't know what was up with Steph tonight but it sure didn't look like he was playing for a championship!

I saw that kit in an email from Rockler however between the 2 hoses I can fit all of my tool ports as well as vacuum attachments without any adapters!

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I saw that kit in an email from Rockler however between the 2 hoses I can fit all of my tool ports as well as vacuum attachments without any adapters!

Really? What are your hose diameters? Are you still using the OEM Fein hose? What type of attachments?

I have had some success creating my own custom adapters by following what I learned from a Russian YouTube blogger named TehDoor: He showed to take a slightly over-sized disposable beverage bottle and shrink it to fit w/ a heat gun. The method works quite well, as does his trick of using sheet vinyl flooring scraps for the larger hoses.
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Really? What are your hose diameters? Are you still using the OEM Fein hose? What type of attachments?

I have had some success creating my own custom adapters by following what I learned from a Russian YouTube blogger named TehDoor: He showed to take a slightly over-sized disposable beverage bottle and shrink it to fit w/ a heat gun. The method works quite well, as does his trick of using sheet vinyl flooring scraps for the larger hoses.
The gray hose on the Ridgid (Metabo) sander is the original Fein and the slightly tapered end measures about 1 5/16" OD at the tip while the black ShopVac hose is tapered more and measures about 1 3/16" OD at the tip.
One or in some cases both will fit my vacuum accessory tools, Porter Cable plunge routers with through the shaft dust port, PC D handle fixed edge work shroud, Bosch plunge router shroud/D handle edge work shroud/fixed base shroud/router edge guide (these all came with an adapter so they will work with either hose), Ridgid R2610 sander, Dewalt and PC compact router shrouds, Bosch jigsaw, Dewalt Biscuit Joiner, Kreg Pocket Hole jig, PC 5" random orbit sander and a few others I can't think of right now. The only tool I can think of off hand that the hoses won't fit is my Makita belt sander which has a funky rectangular port for the special bag.

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Made a couple more changes using 2 abs pipe/fittings. The new sander location is much more convenient and I can also reach further with it.








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Nice work!

Do you ever find yourself pulling a bit too much and tipping it over?
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Thanks Dan! Contrary to it's appearance it is very stable so I have not had any issues with tipping and I believe the reason is the large diameter of the drum in conjunction with the way the casters stick out from the side instead of being under it.

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I'm sure I'd find a way to tip it right over
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