19 Apr An Adapter Set for All Sizes of Dust Vacuum Hoses from Rockler
The Dust Right™ Stacking Dust Port Adapter Set is the answer to many woodworkers’ prayers. This very affordable ($12.99, item 61247) solution consists of three plastic sleeves that can be assembled in a number of ways to make the connections between 4” hoses, shop vacuums and a wide range of small machines and portable tools.
Fast and flexible, the set means no more hodge-podge, shop-made connections using duct tape. A woodworker can now connect hoses up to 4” in diameter to tool ports as small as 1-1/4”, plus a wide range of sizes in between. Both ends of each adapter are clearly inscribed with the compatible hose/fitting or the outside diameter. They can be used individually or combined in sets of two in five different ways. And when they’re not needed, they can be stacked for storage.
The black adapter fits 4” hose or the Dust Right 4” Quick Change Handle (#55027, sold separately) on one end and has a 3” OD on the other end. The gray adapter fits into the large (black) adapter to step down from 4” to 2-1/2” OD or 2-1/4” ID. And the blue adapter has a 2-1/4” OD or 2” ID port on one end, and a 1-1/2” OD or 1-1/4” ID port on the other. It mounts either way to both the large and medium adapters, to step down from 4” hose or 2-1/2” hose.
Made from glass-reinforced polypropylene, the various dust hose adapters just friction fit together for easy assembly or disassembly.
At just $12.99, it might be a good idea to order a couple of sets.
There’s a brief and handy intro to dust collection in the Setting Up Shop section of Woodezine’s free woodworking primer.