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Dust collection on 12" HF disc sander

I recently bought the HF 12” disc sander

I am trying to figure out how to set up dust collection on it. The OD on the sanders dust collection port measures 2 Ύ” and the OD on the dust collection hoses I have measures 2”. I bought a few Ferncos thinking I could get one of them to work. The 3” to 2”—the 2” side fits the dust hose but the 3” size is too big to fit the sander. A 2” to 2” is too small. What were you thinking HF?

Anyone have any idea how to connect dust collection to this thing?

Thanks,

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In DC their is no standard, seems like anything goes. I have seen post showing different adapters people have made to go from one size to another. You will have to get creative and make something, could be as simple as wrapping duct tape around the connection to almost anything.

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If you have a way to make a wooden donut on a lathe, bandsaw, holesaws, jigsaw, with a 2-3/4 ID and 3" OD you can use what you have. Otherwise as mentioned before wrap with duct tape till you have a 3" OD.

As mentioned before there is NO standard on dust collection fittings as there is on regular plumbing fittings. High quality tools try to keep dust ports to common sizes but off brand tools make whatever size they want to and you need to do so engineering, rigging, whatever you want to call it to make fittings fit.
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I recently bought the HF 12” disc sander

I am trying to figure out how to set up dust collection on it. The OD on the sanders dust collection port measures 2 Ύ” and the OD on the dust collection hoses I have measures 2”. I bought a few Ferncos thinking I could get one of them to work. The 3” to 2”—the 2” side fits the dust hose but the 3” size is too big to fit the sander. A 2” to 2” is too small. What were you thinking HF?

Anyone have any idea how to connect dust collection to this thing?

Thanks,

Nathan
You want to go to the auto parts store in the muffler parts aisle and look for the adaptor that fits. They will be in 1/4" increments and something should work. ... about $ 4.00 or so. There is no standard in DC fittings.

Sometimes a cut off plastic container, soda bottle, fuel additive, etc makes a loose fit a bit tighter.

The answer to your question will only be as detailed and specific as the question is detailed and specific. Good questions also include a sketch or a photo that illustrates your issue. (:< D)
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Independently owned muffler shops can be a huge resource for under 4" tubing.

After that,its a sheet metal shop.And NOT necessarily an HVAC joint(ha).A roofing biz can and will have scraps/drops of heavier than typical HVAC metal,usually for the asking.

There's a cpl ways to make a sleeve for your connection,if you're the type that wants to keep it in house.If you came in our shop I'd give it to you,takes all of a cpl minutes.It can be an in'y,or an out'y...haha.Inside is quicker by a minute or so.But the outer is a touch more secure.The combination of BOTH,is bullet proof.

Good luck with your project,BW
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