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Offline Papas Woodshop

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Modifying Festool vacuum hose
« on: October 14, 2018, 12:56 PM »
I need to shorten my Festool vacuum hose between my Festool dust collector and my Kapex miter saw. Can I cut the hose and re-install the connector at the end?
Thanks
Mike

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Offline Runhard

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Re: Modifying Festool vacuum hose
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2018, 01:29 PM »
Yes, it’s pretty easy and not much to it. Just measure twice and cut once!
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Re: Modifying Festool vacuum hose
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2018, 01:38 PM »
I need to shorten my Festool vacuum hose between my Festool dust collector and my Kapex miter saw. Can I cut the hose and re-install the connector at the end?
Thanks
Mike

Use the Kapex to cut the hose....

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Re: Modifying Festool vacuum hose
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 01:56 PM »
I need to shorten my Festool vacuum hose between my Festool dust collector and my Kapex miter saw. Can I cut the hose and re-install the connector at the end?
Thanks
Mike


Hi,

  Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

   Which type of hose do you have?  Old ribbed or new smooth?  What size?

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Re: Modifying Festool vacuum hose
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2018, 11:08 PM »
Yes, it’s pretty easy and not much to it. Just measure twice and cut once!

I kept on cutting and it just got shorter  [scared]
« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 11:10 PM by Sometimewoodworker »
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Offline jarbroen

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Re: Modifying Festool vacuum hose
« Reply #5 on: October 15, 2018, 04:30 PM »
Yes, it’s pretty easy and not much to it. Just measure twice and cut once!

I kept on cutting and it just got shorter  [scared]


Lol, you need your woodstretcher to fix that!
That's actually a great idea for small tool leads.  I have the 36mm hose on my CT and always have to find a 27mm hose that's buried somewhere so I can hook up my sander.  I could keep a stubby like that right by the sander.

Offline Papas Woodshop

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Re: Modifying Festool vacuum hose
« Reply #6 on: October 16, 2018, 06:43 PM »
I need to shorten my Festool vacuum hose between my Festool dust collector and my Kapex miter saw. Can I cut the hose and re-install the connector at the end?
Thanks
Mike


Hi, Thanks for the response. I have a green ribbed hose. Once I cut it, will the end connector just slip back on? What holds the connector onto the hose
Thanks


  Welcome to the forum!  [smile]

   Which type of hose do you have?  Old ribbed or new smooth?  What size?

Seth

Offline Corwin

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Re: Modifying Festool vacuum hose
« Reply #7 on: October 16, 2018, 07:44 PM »
I have a green ribbed hose. Once I cut it, will the end connector just slip back on? What holds the connector onto the hose

Here's how the old-style hose fittings connect onto the hose: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector
Looks like your rabbit joint is a hare off! ;)

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Re: Modifying Festool vacuum hose
« Reply #8 on: October 16, 2018, 08:13 PM »
I have a green ribbed hose. Once I cut it, will the end connector just slip back on? What holds the connector onto the hose

Here's how the old-style hose fittings connect onto the hose: Fixing a Separated Dust Hose Connector

That's the wrong link. This is the correct one.
http://festoolownersgroup.com/festool-how-to/fixing-a-separated-dust-hose-connector/msg21912/#msg21912
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Re: Modifying Festool vacuum hose
« Reply #9 on: October 16, 2018, 08:58 PM »
Yes, it’s pretty easy and not much to it. Just measure twice and cut once!

I kept on cutting and it just got shorter  [scared]
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