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Dust collection fittings - help finding correct sizes

I've been looking for dust collection fittings to connect my 2.25" OD festool dust collection vacuum hose to dust outlets on my power tools which range in size from 3&13/16"OD to 4"OD. I'm finding in reviews that many who have ordered these step-down fittings find that they do not fit. I think many of you may have gone through this process before me, so I'm hoping you can provide some suggestions.

The following are the tools I am trying to fit with dust collection fittings that I can attach to my 2.25"OD festool hose.

- Laguna 14bx bandsaw; 4"OD, 3&13/16"ID dust outlet.
- Jet 8" jointer; 3&13/16"OD dust outlet which is tapered.
- Stopsaw; 3&7/8"OD, 3.5"ID dust outlet.

If you know, please tell me which fittings will step down to my 2.25"OD dust collection hose for each of these power tools.
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Welcome to the world of dust collection. The world where 4" is anything from 3.75 to 4.25 inches.

The tools don't make the craftsman....
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I was thinking the same thing.
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It's a 10 trips to your local wood working store, try a fitting, return it when it doesn't fit....try another...


I found that for one tool, and for the life of me I can't remember which one, rockler had a fitting that fit, but woodcrafts didn't. For another tool in the shop, it was exactly the opposite.

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I think it would be a good idea if the industry standardizes the size of dust collection outlets on power machines. I don't see why they they havnt done so.
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Because when ridgid has a 1 7/8 inch hose, you can't buy 2 inch tools for it from sears. (Just an example)

No good reason for any manufacturer to standardize. All it does is allow more aftermarket generics to cheaply get into the market.

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