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Offline Curt

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Older ATF55 adapter to new dust extraction hoses
« on: April 24, 2019, 06:56 PM »
Does there exist an adapter to allow current hoses to fit an older TS55 (circa '04 - '05).  The dust port is an oblong ovoid affair and I am unable to get a hose over it.  Internal stops prevent insertion.  If such an adapter does exist, what is the part number?

Thank you
« Last Edit: April 24, 2019, 07:00 PM by Curt »

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Offline Peter Halle

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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2019, 07:06 PM »
It should just push on with a bit of effort.

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Offline Alex

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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2019, 02:58 AM »
Can you share a picture? I highly suspect you don't have a TS55 because that one always had a round dust port.

The older AT65 had a more oval port, but there's no adapter for it, you just push the 27mm hose in. I had this saw long ago myself and it worked. Somewhat.





Offline daddyscott2001

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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2019, 07:47 AM »
I have an older 55 from the same era (not sure of the lettering prefix - not at home right now to check).  It has the oblong orifice as well, I have always just pushed the hose into the opening and it has held well enough to get the job done.  I only have the smaller diameter (27mm?) hoses, so I am unsure if the larger ones would work the same?

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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2019, 09:29 AM »
ATF55 had the oval port.

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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2019, 09:11 PM »
The 36mm hose slips over the outside.  A couple of wraps with masking tape on the saw helped tremendously with the tendency to slip off easily.
The 27mm seemed to fall out fairly easily as best I remember.

Offline Curt

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« Reply #6 on: April 27, 2019, 07:41 PM »
There is a lip inside the oval port that prevents insertion of more than ΒΌ" or so.  The hose falls out from its own weight.  Try as I might, I cannot get either hose over the outside.  I may be old and weak, but still ....

Offline Curt

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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2019, 07:40 PM »
As Seth stated, I screwed up by calling my saw a TS55 - it is, in fact, an ATF55.  Sorry all.

Messed around with the larger hose again today - still unable to get the Festool hose over the port.  Since I do have a solution, I do not guess it is worth worrying about.

Many thanks to all who tried to help.

_MG_0702 by Curt Putnam, on Flickr

Offline Laminator

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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2019, 09:33 PM »
The 36mm hose will go over, it just takes a firm push & twist motion, especially if the hose is brand new.  It gets easier after the rubber stretches a little from use.

Offline Curt

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« Reply #9 on: April 29, 2019, 12:27 PM »
Thanks.  I'll keep trying then

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« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2019, 03:24 PM »
I suspect that getting either size to attach would be easier with the old style hose fitting rather than the new twist lock. I think the old style might have a bit more flex.

Seth

Offline Curt

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« Reply #11 on: April 30, 2019, 11:49 PM »
I must have the old style as there is no twist anything on the ends of either hose - just stiff rubber.

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« Reply #12 on: April 30, 2019, 11:56 PM »
I must have the old style as there is no twist anything on the ends of either hose - just stiff rubber.


I am trying to remember if I had trouble with the hose connection. I used to have an ATF55. I don't recall any trouble with the C27 hose not going in far enough to hold.

So there should be some ribs around the end of the rubber hose connector?  I am pretty sure the little ridge inside the saw port is supposed to engage into those ribs if you can get pushed over/past that. You might have to squish it and work it through at an angle or with a  'rock it into place' motion. Instead of pushing straight in.  I don't remember exactly.


Seth
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« Reply #13 on: May 01, 2019, 11:08 AM »
Seth described it better than I, as the motion to get the 36mm hose over the saw is  a rocking as you push motion.  After some usage the rubber streatches and it gets easier to connect which also makes it easier to fall off hence the masking tape (on the saw) to add a little friction to the connection.  ATF55 + MFT 1080 + CT22 was my first Festool order.

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« Reply #14 on: May 01, 2019, 11:47 AM »
Curt,

  How about a picture of the hose connector?

Seth

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« Reply #15 on: May 01, 2019, 11:24 PM »
Here is a pic of the old style D27 connector. The groove near the end should fit over the ridge inside the saw port.





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Offline Frank-Jan

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« Reply #16 on: May 02, 2019, 06:58 AM »
Some time ago when I had to use my old spare atf55 for a few weeks, I was on a job, and didn't have any 27mm hoses with me. I slid the end of the 36mm hose over the standard rubber chip deflector that comes with the atf, and it worked well.