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Offline Matt Antonucci

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Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« on: March 22, 2009, 09:46 PM »
Hey guys,


   I recently purchased the Kreg K3 pocket hole system...  I am working with Ipe and the dust is particularly nasty...  Included with the Kreg system, there is a dust extractor shroud...  I wanted to be able to connect the Festool vacuum to that shroud...  Does anyone know of an adapter that would allow for connection to the Vacuum?  I believe the shroud is 1 1/4" ID or about 1.4" OD...



Matt

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Offline Steve Jones

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2009, 10:04 PM »
Matt,

 i use the Kreg jig myself, I've used several adapters but the one i find most usefull is a hose made by (or at least sold as) Porter Cable. One end fits the CT connector and the other fits the Kreg, most PC tools and many others, I've found it at several PC dealers for about $30 i think.

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Offline Peter Halle

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2009, 10:16 PM »
McFeeleys has the adaptor to fit the Kreg jig and the festool standard hose.  Works great.  Got it after a project that I wished I had it for.

Peter

Offline Steve-CO

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2009, 10:44 PM »
If you cut off a couple of the sections of this towards the end, it'll fit in the Kreg dust shroud and the 27mm hose will fit it like a glove, http://www.pennstateind.com/store/DHMULTI.html

Offline fshanno

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2009, 11:05 PM »
I use a small plastic cutting sheet my wifes let me have, about 9x7.  I roll it up tight and stick it in the Festool hose and the Kreg dust shroud.  It unrolls to fill the gap in each and works like a charm, doesn't fall out when bumped. 
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Offline johnl1

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #5 on: March 23, 2009, 08:14 AM »
I use a 1 1/4" PVC elbow. I used a barrel sander to increase the inside diameter on one leg of the elbow to fit on the Kreg jig and it works great.

Offline josephgewing

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #6 on: March 23, 2009, 10:18 AM »
I took my Kreg set up and Festool 27 hose to an auto parts store and got a radiator hose and a hose clamp to connect the hose to the Kreg vacuum connector.  The Festool vac hose connects to the other end.  Works good.

Just another option and not too expensive.

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Offline Rey Johnson

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #7 on: March 23, 2009, 11:10 AM »
Hi Matt,

I have my Kreg setup connected to the CT33 using a stepdown reducer...see this other FOG link for my pics...
http://festoolownersgroup.com/index.php?topic=6123.msg65307#msg65307

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Offline Dave Ronyak

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #8 on: March 23, 2009, 12:07 PM »
I use a 1 1/4" PVC elbow. I used a barrel sander to increase the inside diameter on one leg of the elbow to fit on the Kreg jig and it works great.

Exactly!!  Here's mine in use.


I used a drum sander mounted on my drill to slightly increase the diameter on the end which is attached to the Kreg jig.  The curved shape of the adapter helps to reduce the strain from the hose on the Kreg dust shroud.

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #9 on: March 23, 2009, 12:55 PM »
I took the easy way out. I use a short piece of orilla tape to hold the hose on. It works fine, but I will use an adapter someday. The dust hood is geat add for the Kreg. With the mini it takes all the dust from drilling the pocket holes.
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Offline Matt Antonucci

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #10 on: March 23, 2009, 08:04 PM »
Hey guys,


   Thanks for all the responses...  I think I am going to try one of those "stepped-reducer" pieces to fix the problem...  I was using gorilla tape for a while...  What I found is that after letting the tape sit on the hose end for a few days, it left a lot of residual glue on the hose end after peeling off the tape...



Matt

Offline robsw

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #11 on: March 23, 2009, 09:32 PM »
I found this at HD. Works perfectly with a nice snug slip fit. No tape required.






Offline Tom Ryan

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #12 on: March 23, 2009, 10:06 PM »
I'll second Peter Halle's suggestion to get the adapter from McFeelys.
Neat, simple, no trimming needed, and not too expensive.  I just got one.

Tom in SE Pennsylvania

Offline dadswoodshop

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #13 on: October 02, 2018, 01:38 PM »
McFeeleys has the adaptor to fit the Kreg jig and the festool standard hose.  Works great.  Got it after a project that I wished I had it for.

Peter

Old thread, I know but do you have a link for that adapter? looked on the site but couldn't find it.

Matt

Offline Birdhunter

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #14 on: October 02, 2018, 02:09 PM »
When I worked last with Ipe, I took a long shower after knocking off for the day. That dust is very bad stuff.
Birdhunter

Offline RKA

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #15 on: October 02, 2018, 03:59 PM »
McFeeleys has the adaptor to fit the Kreg jig and the festool standard hose.  Works great.  Got it after a project that I wished I had it for.

Peter

Old thread, I know but do you have a link for that adapter? looked on the site but couldn't find it.

Matt

I don't think they would carry it anymore, but another option is looking for the 3D printed part on shapeways.  It's not inexpensive though.  Fein also sells a stepped hose adapter that should allow you to connect the festool fitting to the kreg.
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Offline dadswoodshop

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #16 on: October 02, 2018, 04:38 PM »
Thanks Peter.  I'll look at both.  Seems like this would be a more readily available part given the popularity of both brands, yes? like a stock item maybe?

Thanks again

Offline thudchkr

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #17 on: October 02, 2018, 08:58 PM »
Best adapter I’ve found is marketed for Fein. Part # 31322771009. https://www.cpooutlets.com/fein-31322771009-1-1-4-in--flexible-connector/fenn31322771009,default,pd.html?ref=pla&zmam=31282435&zmas=47&zmac=722&zmap=fenn31322771009&gclid=EAIaIQobChMIiIW2yIbp3QIVEwOGCh3Z4g9vEAQYASABEgL-lvD_BwE

It is a nice tight fit when stretched over both the hose end and the Kreg adapter.

 
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Offline JayStPeter

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #18 on: October 02, 2018, 09:48 PM »
This is an old thread.  These days there is the Bosch VAC003 adapter for less than $5 from Amazon.  Perfect fit in the K5, but I think it shares the 1 1/4" size with the K3.
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Offline Sparktrician

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Re: Kreg Pocket hole system and Festool Vacs...
« Reply #19 on: October 03, 2018, 07:45 AM »
I use the vacuum adapter that came with my Leigh Super 18 dovetail jig.  It's a perfect fit. 
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