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Offline ChuckM

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Re: New dust ports and connectors
« Reply #30 on: March 03, 2018, 07:59 PM »
Not a user of any anti-static hoses here.

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Offline Corwin

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Re: New dust ports and connectors
« Reply #31 on: March 03, 2018, 09:56 PM »
Just asking a question here.  With all the questions/uncertainty re antistatic v non-antistatic hoses putting the real need for as hoses in question, would the Bosch BS0005 hose work?  It is a 35 mm hose, is non-as, and the hose fittings seem to work just like the older Festool fittings.  I've had a short section of this hose connecting my Kapex and a CT 26 for a few years now with no issues.  The Bosch hose is more flexable than the Festool, seems as durable, AND costs WAAAAAY less.  Just askin'.

I don't see why it wouldn't work just fine for you. However, IF you are also using a cyclone, I would find a way to ground it to protect your CT.
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Offline DrD

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Re: New dust ports and connectors
« Reply #32 on: March 04, 2018, 03:08 AM »
Guess the point I was trying to make was for the those concerned with the new style Festool connectors.  If they can be found, the combined prices for the old style Festool ends are greater than the price of a new 6' Bosch BS0005 which is ready to go/plug in and use.
KS12 EB Kapex with Delta Folding Table & FastCap Best Fence; TS75 EQ with Parallel Guide Rail Set (FS-PA 495717 & FS-PA-VL 495718) and FS 800/2, 1080/2, 1400/2 LR32, 1400/2, 1900/2 Guide Rails, and Betterly SLC23 Straight Line Connector; DF500 Q with Assortment Systainer; OF1010 EQ with Fine Adjuster for Guide Stop, WA-OF Angle Arm, UP-OF Edging Plate and SF-OF Chip Deflector (486242); OF1400 EQ with OF1400 Dust Hood x 2, OF 1400  Edge Guide x 2, OF 1400  Guide Stop; LR32 Set; PSB399 EQ; EHL65 E; RAS115.04 E; RS2 E; ETS150/3 EQ; RO150 FEQ; Hand Sanding Block Set; CT26 with assortment of AS and Non-AS Hoses; MFT/3 Table x2; SysLite; Assortment of Quick & Screw Clamps, Consumables, Dogs.

Offline Alex

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Re: New dust ports and connectors
« Reply #33 on: March 04, 2018, 05:38 AM »
Guess the point I was trying to make was for the those concerned with the new style Festool connectors.  If they can be found, the combined prices for the old style Festool ends are greater than the price of a new 6' Bosch BS0005 which is ready to go/plug in and use.

I don't see how a Festool nozzle is more expensive than an entire hose, and it still leaves you with the dust collecting indents on the tool's dust port.

Offline DrD

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Re: New dust ports and connectors
« Reply #34 on: March 04, 2018, 06:11 AM »
Got my last one on ebay for less then $25.00 (USD) with free shipping.  Haven't looked recently but the old style hose end pieces were upward of $20.00 each (USD).  I've never had to pay over $35.00 (USD) for one of these Bosch hoses.
KS12 EB Kapex with Delta Folding Table & FastCap Best Fence; TS75 EQ with Parallel Guide Rail Set (FS-PA 495717 & FS-PA-VL 495718) and FS 800/2, 1080/2, 1400/2 LR32, 1400/2, 1900/2 Guide Rails, and Betterly SLC23 Straight Line Connector; DF500 Q with Assortment Systainer; OF1010 EQ with Fine Adjuster for Guide Stop, WA-OF Angle Arm, UP-OF Edging Plate and SF-OF Chip Deflector (486242); OF1400 EQ with OF1400 Dust Hood x 2, OF 1400  Edge Guide x 2, OF 1400  Guide Stop; LR32 Set; PSB399 EQ; EHL65 E; RAS115.04 E; RS2 E; ETS150/3 EQ; RO150 FEQ; Hand Sanding Block Set; CT26 with assortment of AS and Non-AS Hoses; MFT/3 Table x2; SysLite; Assortment of Quick & Screw Clamps, Consumables, Dogs.

Offline Cheese

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Re: New dust ports and connectors
« Reply #35 on: March 04, 2018, 11:36 AM »
I purchased the last 4 old style hose ends that Woodcraft had and paid $23 for each of them this summer.
« Last Edit: March 04, 2018, 12:54 PM by Cheese »

Offline Untidy Shop

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Re: New dust ports and connectors
« Reply #36 on: March 05, 2018, 08:57 AM »
My experiences over the past few days.

Saturday with RTS400 and new connectors to CT26. Fine ply dust covering the conector as the hose is removed.   [eek]

Today, Monday evening the hose from trusty old CT22 catches on the rail, older conector disengages from TS55 and saw dust sprays everywhere.  [eek] Not the first time [and yes I know there are ways to counter this, but not always practical]. Fortunately I had safety glasses on.

So to those who dislike the new connectors, yes I agree. But let's not hanker for the good old days either.
« Last Edit: March 05, 2018, 09:01 AM by Untidy Shop »
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Offline ScotF

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Re: New dust ports and connectors
« Reply #37 on: March 05, 2018, 01:17 PM »
+1 for me on disliking the new connector...I have a couple of tools with this style and hate it - the sanders are a real pain - maybe the new style would eliminate the dust on the tool end, but so far it makes a mess.

Offline yetihunter

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Re: New dust ports and connectors
« Reply #38 on: March 05, 2018, 01:51 PM »
I think I gave myself a hernia trying to connect the new hose end.   

Offline Oceans05

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Re: New dust ports and connectors
« Reply #39 on: March 14, 2018, 08:53 AM »
Off topic from dust port to new hose...

Has anyone else noticed a similar dust shower problem on the new braided hoses? Primarily on the end that connects to the CT?

I was routing with the 1010 using the 27mm new braided hose, and after finishing, I removed the 27mm hose to hook up the 36mm hose for vacuuming the floor. Seems that dust was collecting in the groove inside the fitting that connects to the CT. I think it's the new piece that allows the small tool end to connect to the large end for transport?

Other than that I think I like the new braided hose better than the corrugated.. Love the flexibility but nervous about the braids being torn and fraying