Author Topic: Rotex RO150E to non Festool Dust extraction  (Read 5602 times)

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Offline TerryOz

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Rotex RO150E to non Festool Dust extraction
« on: June 16, 2018, 08:03 PM »
Hi All,
New to this forum, hope I am not discussing a common question here, but I couldn't find an answer via a search.
I have the old Festool Rotex R150E Sander, which has seen some very heavy work over many years now and it is still working fine. It has the oval dust extraction port and I want to adapt it to fit a non Festool dust extraction unit.
Is it a case that you have to jury rig something? Or is there an adaptor of some type? Basically the oval to a round shape to fit a standard type vac hose?
Thanks for any assistance

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Offline aloysius

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Re: Rotex RO150E to non Festool Dust extraction
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2018, 08:55 PM »
I have the same sander.  There's nowt available comercially as far as I'm aware, but if your hose ends are easily removed or even just swivelling, then something could perhaps be jury-rigged with several appropriately cut to length & overlapped lengths of shrink-wrap insulation & a heat gun.  Maybe wrap the exposed ends of the sander & power cable with protective layers of tin foil during the process to avoid damage.

I use older style Nilfisk/Wap/Alto & Kraenzle/Festo Vacs myself, which are Festo hose compatible.
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Offline rst

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Re: Rotex RO150E to non Festool Dust extraction
« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2018, 09:11 PM »
I use Fein adapters  (Fein Step Adapter - 921072K13) to connect to my oval ported Festoys.  Unfortunately they are now discontinued, the only place I could find them was Tooldepot247.com, these are a flexible rubber...the new ones are a more rigid plastic and not as flexible.

Offline nvalinski

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Re: Rotex RO150E to non Festool Dust extraction
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 10:39 AM »
For what it's worth, I've been surprised with the new braided Festool hoses and cleantec end actually fitting over the oval ends of my OF 1010 fairly well. More expensive than just an adapter, but the hoses should fit any other brand's vacuum fine and be a nice upgrade for a full hose.

Offline vjekob

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Re: Rotex RO150E to non Festool Dust extraction
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2018, 01:44 PM »
I have a number of old Festo tools with "oval" dust ports. Could someone please confirm - would
Festool adapter 487071 be the correct adapter for connecting a 36mm Festool hose to
such an oval dust port ? I would prefer to use an adapter which is permanently on the oval dust
port to which eg. a 36mm Festool hose is easily connected and disconnected (one hose easily
swapped between tools).
Festo: PS2E, 9X93E, RO150Eplus, ATF55EB, Festool OF1400, Makita:9903, 5903R,Elu:OF97E/Dewalt DW621, Dewalt 625E, Mini-Max S400P