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Offline David Stanton

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Quick fix for vac hose snag.
« on: November 21, 2016, 02:16 PM »
I hate it when the hose catches on the edge of a bench. This helps and prolongs the hose life!
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Offline Bob D.

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Re: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2017, 07:18 AM »
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Offline ear3

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Re: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2017, 09:38 AM »
I got mine from Toolnut, though its the expandable braided version rather than the heat shrink:

http://www.festoolproducts.com/techflex-1-1-4-gorilla-sleeve-for-27mm-hoses-1-length.html

I found it's good to get one extra foot above the recommended length (15' rather than 14') to accommodate the 27mm hose and cord.
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Offline Mismarked

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Re: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2017, 10:53 AM »
I was going to try the heat shrink to secure the ends but couldn't find a large enough diameter locally.  I tried some of the Rockler extreme tape that I had left over. 
http://www.rockler.com/x-treme-tape-for-dust-joints.
It's only been a couple of weeks but is holding up well and isn't sticky.

Offline rst

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Re: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
« Reply #4 on: January 10, 2017, 10:55 AM »
I buy mine from HAVE INC....Techflex PTN1.50 Flexo Pet 1-1/2" (1" - 2 1/8") 40 ft ....$43.56...Neon Green.    I fasten my ends with self sealing silicone tape...Versachem Wrapit Repair 1" x 10'   or   X-Treme Tape TPE-X36ZLB Silicone Rubber Self Fusing Tape, 1" x 36'
« Last Edit: January 10, 2017, 11:03 AM by rst »

Offline Bob D.

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Re: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2017, 07:03 AM »
McMaster-Carr also has heat shrink. You can order with the sleeve.
https://www.mcmaster.com/#heat-shrink-tubing/=15x5xkk
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