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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Jigs & Tool Enhancements => Topic started by: David Stanton on November 21, 2016, 02:16 PM

Title: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
Post by: David Stanton 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!
Click here (https://youtu.be/s6zYwFmBOYg)
Title: Re: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
Post by: Bob D. on January 10, 2017, 07:18 AM
I found an online source for cable sleeving in the US with a wide selection and great service.
I've used them for many items and they always ship fast and have an easy to navigate website.
I found their prices reasonable. For instance I looked at 9284K7 - Expandable Polyester Sleeving,
1-1/2" ID(2-1/8" expanded) available in seven colors is about $1/foot.

https://www.mcmaster.com/#cable-jacketing/=15ulf8q

I have no connection with McMaster-Carr other than being a happy customer for over 10 years.
If the link does not work then just go to their site and search on "cable jacketing" , they have
many, many choices in slip-on or wrap-around styles made from various materials including
stainless steel.
Title: Re: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
Post by: Edward A Reno III 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.
Title: Re: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
Post by: Mismarked 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.
Title: Re: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
Post by: rst 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'
Title: Re: Quick fix for vac hose snag.
Post by: Bob D. 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