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Offline Drich

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Kreg dust adapter
« on: December 12, 2014, 09:33 PM »
Had a little bit of time this morning waiting for some drywall mud to dry so I fired up the lath again to make a fitting to fit my new K5 Kreg and the new Ct36 I got a few weeks ago. I turned down a solid rod of 1 1/4 inch delrin a little bit to fit the Kreg. Then turned down the other end to fit nicely into the 27mm hose. Bored out the center to 3/4 of a inch. Always fun to make stuff like this.

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Offline sae

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #1 on: December 12, 2014, 09:40 PM »
Very nice. What are your thoughts on the K5 in general?

Offline JBag09

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #2 on: December 12, 2014, 09:52 PM »
Looks really good. Great idea. When I got mine I happened to have an old long shop vac hose I bought at some point and the one fitting just happened to work just like what you made up.

Now I know you didn't bring this up, and maybe there's another thread with this, but my only complaint with the K5, is the piece on the front where the DC hose hooks in. I personally think it's a little cheaply made compared to the rest of the fixture. I'm kinda waiting for the little tabs to break of shortly. Has anyone had this happen yet?

Offline ivanhoe

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #3 on: December 12, 2014, 09:53 PM »
Great adapter! I have to switch hoses when I use my k4 / ct36

Offline Drich

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2014, 09:59 PM »
I upgraded mine as I guy from work is starting out in woodworking so I sold my old k2000 to him. I really like the new fast clamp. It has many more material thickness settings than the old one. I don't really like the bit depth gauge. I also did get the mirco set for it. I do like having that smaller pocket.  Need to get it mounted to a board yet.

Offline KGB pilot125

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2014, 11:47 AM »
That is awesome.  I just crank up my CT26 and the hose stays stuck to the K5! 

I need to find someone with a lathe that can teach me how to do that for a few cases of beer.

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2014, 12:01 PM »
Great idea and awesome execution. If I ever get a Kreg jig like that I'm gonna bribe you to make one for me!

 [cool]
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Offline Drich

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2014, 12:36 PM »
If you were closer to me I say bring the beer over now. I'm in the twin cites so your a bit far for that today.  It's not hard to do at all. Just time is needed like ever thing else. If you need one I might have some spare time after the holiday to spit one out for you.

Offline festivus

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Offline RKA

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #9 on: December 13, 2014, 12:59 PM »
Careful, a line might form by the next time you check this thread!  (I would like one  [wink]). I would think something like this would be perfect for a 3D printer!
-Raj

Offline KGB pilot125

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #10 on: December 13, 2014, 01:06 PM »
If you were closer to me I say bring the beer over now. I'm in the twin cites so your a bit far for that today.  It's not hard to do at all. Just time is needed like ever thing else. If you need one I might have some spare time after the holiday to spit one out for you.

Appreciate the offer.

I think my dad has an old 3 in one machine that my grandpa had.  I remember it vaguely from when I was around 12 or 14 or so.  I might have to go rummage through the back of his garage and shed and see if it is what I remember.

I think my grandpa used it to make delrin spacers for the front hubs on my 80cc shifter kart.  I remember him cussing alot about how people "just turn out junk and its not even right and anything that is bolt on really means bolt on then re-engineer and make right."  The hubs had no spacer between the bearings so when you tighted the hub bolt it would put pressure on the bearings and make them not spin freely.  And that was what was acceptable so he fixed it, he fixed tons of stuff like that

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #11 on: December 13, 2014, 02:13 PM »
If you were closer to me I say bring the beer over now. I'm in the twin cites so your a bit far for that today.  It's not hard to do at all. Just time is needed like ever thing else. If you need one I might have some spare time after the holiday to spit one out for you.

You could most likely sell these. This has all been a problem with no really good solution. The fein adapter works but it is not all that great.
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Offline Drich

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #12 on: December 13, 2014, 02:44 PM »
I might just have to do that. If I make about 200 of them I might be able to pay for a kapex.

Offline Janmara1

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #13 on: December 26, 2014, 10:46 PM »
Can you tell me where you purchased keirin? I attempted to google it and could not even get a response

Offline lad

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #14 on: December 26, 2014, 11:01 PM »
the material you are looking for is delrin.  a quick google search came up with eplastics.com

Offline Janmara1

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #15 on: December 27, 2014, 02:55 PM »
thanks for the info
marvin

Offline Drich

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #16 on: December 27, 2014, 07:35 PM »
I buy it from Mc Master Carr. They have all different sizes

Offline biolight

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #17 on: December 27, 2014, 08:08 PM »
I just went to home depot and bought this for 10 bucks. It just popped right into my 27mm hose and the kreg adapter. Now, I'd suggest you get eccentric like me ("Can I help you with something sir?" "I don't think so, but thanks.") and bring the hose and adapter with you to double check, but I was pretty happy to find out that something so off the shelf worked.

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #18 on: December 27, 2014, 09:51 PM »
I just went to home depot and bought this for 10 bucks. It just popped right into my 27mm hose and the kreg adapter. Now, I'd suggest you get eccentric like me ("Can I help you with something sir?" "I don't think so, but thanks.") and bring the hose and adapter with you to double check, but I was pretty happy to find out that something so off the shelf worked.

When I click on your link it shows online order only, so no way to try it in the store. How did you manage to find one?
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Offline jbasen

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2014, 12:42 AM »
I just went to home depot and bought this for 10 bucks. It just popped right into my 27mm hose and the kreg adapter. Now, I'd suggest you get eccentric like me ("Can I help you with something sir?" "I don't think so, but thanks.") and bring the hose and adapter with you to double check, but I was pretty happy to find out that something so off the shelf worked.

$10!!!!!  [eek]

I use the Fein adapter from Amazon with my Kreg K5 and CT Mini and it works great for only $5.99.  [big grin]

http://www.amazon.com/Fein-921072K13-Step-Adaptor/dp/B00005M1SW

Offline sae

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #20 on: December 28, 2014, 12:49 AM »
Ooh thanks for the reminder. I have that squirreled away in my Festool cleaning set somewhere...I used that Fein adapter in the past to use all the accessories from my Hoover vac.  [big grin]

Offline rst

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #21 on: December 28, 2014, 10:37 AM »
I use the Fein adapters, both the straight flexible one and the stiffer stepped version.  Every one of my six Festool sanders has the stepped one left on them, just cut off the smallest step. 

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #22 on: December 28, 2014, 10:53 AM »
Had a little bit of time this morning waiting for some drywall mud to dry so I fired up the lath again to make a fitting to fit my new K5 Kreg and the new Ct36 I got a few weeks ago. I turned down a solid rod of 1 1/4 inch delrin a little bit to fit the Kreg. Then turned down the other end to fit nicely into the 27mm hose. Bored out the center to 3/4 of a inch. Always fun to make stuff like this.

     Nice adapter!  I went the other way for my K3 and found a PVC elbow that will fit over the Kreg port. I just had to ream the inside of the elbow a bit. I made the double bend (two elbows glued together) to drop the hose down completely out of the way.





Seth


Offline Tom in SoCal

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #23 on: December 31, 2014, 09:40 PM »
I have the K4 jig, and found a Bosch VAC003 adapter that I had on hand works well with the small hose I use most of the time.  I haven't tried the larger hose.

http://www.amazon.com/Bosch-VAC003-35mm-hose-Adapter/dp/B0000AV77S

Maybe it works with the K5 too?

Seth's design gets the hose out of the way which would be nice.  But this adapter works OK too.

Forgive the poor-quality pix;  I hope they make sense.

-Tom in SoCal.

Link and p/n added 1/1/15. 
« Last Edit: January 01, 2015, 02:02 PM by Tom in SoCal »

Offline Claimdude

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #24 on: January 01, 2015, 10:31 AM »
Tom,

You wouldn't happen to have a part number for that adapter would you? I use a Fein Step adapter but it is long and cumbersome.

Thanks
 Jack

I have the K4 jig, and found a Bosch adapter that I had on hand works well with the small hose I use most of the time.  I haven't tried the larger hose.

Maybe it works with the K5 too?

Seth's design gets the hose out of the way which would be nice.  But this adapter works OK too.

Forgive the poor-quality pix;  I hope they make sense.

Offline Tom in SoCal

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #25 on: January 01, 2015, 02:03 PM »
Should be VAC003. It allows me to hook up to various smaller port tools I have, never tried the Kreg. Under $5 from Amazon if you're already buying something else.

Thanks Cochese;  you are correct on both counts.  I added that info and a link to my post.

-Tom

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #26 on: January 12, 2015, 08:29 PM »

Offline wkearney99

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #27 on: October 20, 2016, 09:12 AM »
Fwiw, I just used those models to have some 3D printed. 

I got one from Shapeways and another from a local 3D printer owner through www.3dhubs.com  The Shapeways one in blue is pretty impressive. The locally printed one is in PLA and it's a bit rough, but it absolutely works.  The locally printed one was $11, picked up.  The Shapeways one was $38, shipped (~$5 shipping).   

I wanted to try different suppliers/materials.  I got the Shapeways one in 27mm using their "Blue, strong and flexible, polished" color/material/prep choice.  I got the 35mm one from  3dhubs in just plain old blue PLA.  The Shapeways blue stuff is laser sintered, the 3dhubs was extruded.  You can definitely tell the difference.  Is it worth $22 extra for the finish?  Probably not as they both do the same job.

If you want perfect then I'd suggest Shapeways.  If you want cheap and local then 3dhubs is worth considering.  The only issue with 3dhubs is your quality/service is only going to be as good as what the local printer provides.  Mine was, I think, just a high school kid with the printer at his folk's house.  Never met him, I picked it up from the front porch.  Which is fine, but I could see where there's potential for problems. 

Either way, the whole process was pretty easy.  Just uploaded the model to the services, made my selections and waited for delivery/pickup. 

Offline fritter63

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #28 on: October 20, 2016, 12:50 PM »


If you want perfect then I'd suggest Shapeways.   

That laser sintered nylon is pretty nice (but also expensive). It has the same porosity as wood, so you can glue it with PVA glue, and you can glue it to wood! I'm considering using it to 3D print some of the internal blocking for my guitars. In fact, I'm thinking about even using it for the full beveled armrest and leaving it exposed. Once pore filled and lacquered, it should look just like ebony.

Offline mark60

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Re: Kreg dust adapter
« Reply #29 on: October 20, 2016, 09:19 PM »
Nice clean solution. I just used a Fernco fitting for mine.