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post #1 of 3 Old 03-03-2020, 09:21 AM Thread Starter
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Looking for 2 1/2" shop vac hose

I have my main dust collection system setup BUT that doesn't work well for hand tools. I have a shop vac and a dust deputy so figured I'd put them to work too. The wheels on the bucket of the dust deputy just doesn't work. Keeps tipping over. I decided to make a cart on wheels but would prefer to just leave it in one location. Has anyone found 2 1/2" hose that they like? I don't want the stretch type hose. Want something light and flexible. Appreciate any advice. Thanks!
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post #2 of 3 Old 03-10-2020, 05:47 PM
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I like these. Clear so you can see clogs (which you will get more likely with a shopvac compared to machine hooked up line) from vaccuiming up the floor junk.


Or was that the kind that you meant by "stretch type hose"?

Also this might help,


I've been happy with stuff from Peachtree Woodworking Supply.

Harbor freight has 4"x10ft for $15 which is nice, but I asked in store and they said they don't know of a store (near me in GA) that actually caries it in-store so that kinda makes me nervous. But says steel re-enforced so I may order one to try out.


Hope that helps. Would love to see some pictures of you setup if you feel like uploading some.

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post #3 of 3 Old 06-29-2020, 05:52 PM
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I made a Dust Deputy cart (it was a fun project) and I'm impressed with how well it works.

I went with a Rockler 2-1/2" (blue) hose kit and it works with a couple of my dust ports. Most of my tools with dust ports have a wide variety of port sizes (3/4" to 2-1/2" ports). I've been collecting a lot of hose adapters, a couple worked. For smaller hand held tools I couldn't find anything. I recently discovered a 1-1/2" hose kit from Rockler that has several small adapters that screw into the hose (using the wire reinforcement of the hose as a thread); the 1-1/2" hose connects to the 2-1/2" hose. I've checked it out on a hand held sander and it works, I haven't checked the other adapters yet.

I've noticed that among my tools with dust ports there doesn't seem to be a consistent standard. For example, the Rockler 2-1/2" hose doesn't fit the 2-1/2" port on my Rikon tools.

I bookmarked a page for a 2-1/2" quick connect system but I don't know much about it but it would cost $12 for each connection.


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