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Offline pepo1

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Dismantling fitting on end of vacuum hose
« on: June 07, 2018, 03:13 AM »
I bought a garage load of tools which included a Festool Cleantec vac. The hose is shot and I need a quick fix. So, I thought I'd just buy some plastic hose and transfer the dust port connection fitting to the end of the new hose. How does one go about removing said fitting?

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Offline Alex

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Re: Dismantling fitting on end of vacuum hose
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2018, 03:33 AM »
If you look on the side of the fittings you'll see two small tabs which you can press down with a screwdriver. Press to unlock the fittings and take them apart.

There's a tutorial with pictures somewhere on this site but I don't know whre exactly, maybe somebody else will post the link here.

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: Dismantling fitting on end of vacuum hose
« Reply #2 on: June 07, 2018, 03:46 AM »
Re using any hose, just note that an inner section of the Festool hose fittings actually 'screws' on to the Festool  hose ridges. Therefore the fittings may not attach to a non Festool hose.
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Offline pepo1

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Re: Dismantling fitting on end of vacuum hose
« Reply #4 on: June 07, 2018, 04:49 PM »
Thanks, all of you. Much appreciated. [smile]

Offline imaginarynumber

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Re: Dismantling fitting on end of vacuum hose
« Reply #5 on: June 23, 2018, 06:52 AM »
You may lose the anti-static benefits if you use third party hoses.

Nilfisk make anti-static hoses that are very similar to the Festool ones, and quite a bit cheaper..

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Nilfisk-Alto-Suction-Tube-Antistatic-27mm-3-5m-system32-27-art-nr-107406091-/182509493353