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Offline scholar

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There is a use for the new Cleantec connectors..
« on: March 24, 2018, 02:06 PM »
...or the old ones, depending on which ones you value the most.

I have ended up with a few of the new style Cleantec hose ends - as stated many times, they are a flawed concept, requiring unnecessary exertion to fit onto the tool and then they spew dust when disconnected, because the dust gets trapped in the unnecessarily intricate recesses in the hose end and the tool spigot.  The old style hose ends are substantially preferable, even for tools that have the new style spigot.

I have upgraded one of my D27 hoses to the new slinky version and this is good - better (more flexible and slicker) than my efforts at using hosewrap, except for the dreaded new style hose end.  I have described in a different thread how to swap the hose end for an old style one.

So it is apparent that there are three types of D27 hose end as per this picture:

Left to right: old style/new style for ordinary hose/new style for slinky hose.  The slinky hose version is slightly bigger due to having to accommodate the hosewrap. [btw the new style for ordinary hose seems to have two different part numbers as the packaging shows.]

As described in the other thread referred to above, the old style end will fit on the slinky hose, but it is best to ease the inside of the locking collar so that it rotates freely.

I have often thought there should be a neat way to join two hoses - the solution I have seen before is shown here , but that leaves a clunky big lump in the middle (and involves buying two new parts); and so I thought I would experiment with my two old D27 hoses and the surplus Cleantec connectors.  I had at least two spares of the new style connectors (for ordinary hose).  As the following pictures show, I just cut the rubbery hose connector off, cleaned up the two faces on the disc sander, superglued the two parts together and that then gives a neat swivelling connector.  It is easily swapped back for a normal connector on one or both hoses as required.

Note that if you want to do this with two slinky hoses, you will need to use new style hose ends or enlarge the collars of old ones as the donors.

Hope that is of interest to someone and will avoid all those new style hose ends going to landfill!!


« Last Edit: March 24, 2018, 02:10 PM by scholar »

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Offline Michael Kellough

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Re: There is a use for the new Cleantec connectors..
« Reply #1 on: March 25, 2018, 08:27 AM »
Great post @scholar   Truly worthy of your handle!

Offline ben_r_

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Re: There is a use for the new Cleantec connectors..
« Reply #2 on: March 27, 2018, 05:01 PM »
Nice! Thats not a bad idea.
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Offline rst

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Re: There is a use for the new Cleantec connectors..
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2018, 11:56 AM »
I use a Bosch 36mm anti-static hose that I covered with Tech Flex.  I also have the Festool covered hose which I installed the small tool end on both ends.  When I sand, I just insert the small male end into the 36mm end.  It gives me a really long hose when necessary and does not reduce suction as much as the 7m or two 27mm connected hoses..

Offline adcolor

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Re: There is a use for the new Cleantec connectors..
« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2018, 05:11 PM »
The vac end of the new 27mm smooth hose fits great up to the 36mm hose end.  It has a rubber bushing in it.   I have been looking for confirmation that the new smooth hose end will fit the old hose.

But have yet to find a good part number for the smooth hose vac end.