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Offline Bird

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Other brand cleaning kits work with a 27mm hose?
« on: March 21, 2017, 09:42 PM »
I'm going to order the midi and a couple of saws to go with  :) but I'm having a hard time paying $94 for a few brushes and tubes. Have others used a different brand?

I get a bit confused about the size of the tool end of the 27mm hose?

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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Other brand cleaning kits work with a 27mm hose?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2017, 10:18 PM »
On this forum it is good to put your home country, so advice can be offered a little more specifically.

Another way to do it is to use a different larger size hose and than any accessories you want. Most all shop vacs use the 2 1/2" fitting including Festool. In reality it is closer to 2 1/4". Festool's quality is hard to beat, but a lesser option does work.


Although I prefer the heavier duty orange Ridgid hose, this is more for reference.
http://www.homedepot.com/p/RIDGID-2-1-2-in-x-20-ft-Tug-A-Long-Vacuum-Hose-for-RIDGID-Wet-Dry-Vacs-VT2522/203235220?MERCH=REC-_-NavPLPHorizontal1_rr-_-NA-_-203235220-_-N


Offline ben_r_

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Re: Other brand cleaning kits work with a 27mm hose?
« Reply #2 on: March 23, 2017, 05:20 PM »
Consider too you can buy that $94 kit and sell the Systainer to recover $50-60.
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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Other brand cleaning kits work with a 27mm hose?
« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2017, 05:47 PM »
Consider too you can buy that $94 kit and sell the Systainer to recover $50-60.
Very good point! Of course you are stuck using the small hose that doesn't have great air flow.

Another option is to buy a Ridgid vacuum for say $9.00? With all accessories. Sold auction showing it is possible.
http://www.ebay.com/itm/RIDGID-Wet-Dry-Vacuum-Accessories-FOR-PARTS-3803-SP-/152401525438?hash=item237bd6babe%3Ag%3Aun0AAOSwLEtYf68T&nma=true&si=c8%252BlNMeGCmuYVhtn5GMNMFSmvYM%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc&_trksid=p2047675.l2557

With a Midi the 1 7/8" might be preferable.