New hose connection compatibility with other currently owned sanders/tools:
Are you guys going to have any of the new locking style tool ends for the vacuum hose for sale too ?
@antss, the new hose connector is included with this $99 sander. If you just want it separately, we have the bayonet-style connector available separately.
It is my understanding the new sander has the locking dust port connection, that will work in tandem with the included locking retrofit kit for current 27mm hoses.Just a couple questions:1)
Will the included retrofit kit work on the tool end of the sleeved hose (which, if I am correct, is tapered down to 22mm on the tool end)?2)
Since we will need to install the retrofit kit on our current hoses, in order to connect to the locking dust port on the sander, what happens if we switch to an older sander/tool (in my case, the RS 2E
). Will we need to revert the hose locking connection back to the standard fitting, just to use the existing "non-locking" dust ports?
*Please forgive me if I am missing an obvious answer or solution to this compatibility issue. I have just not yet wrapped my head around switching to the new locking hose and dust ports Festool is beginning to release, and how it impacts existing hose and dust port connections. It may very well be there is no conflict and I just don't see it yet.
**P.S. Shane, to avoid any appearance of favoritism, I asked Bob these same questions on his thread.