ROS-shop vac hose?
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  Re: ROS-shop vac hose? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I recently discovere...)
I find the Rockler hose heavy and cumbersome.  However, it is very flexible and therefor I still fight it.  I see they have responded to "observations" from customers and now have one that isn't in such a hurry to squish back up to minimum length.
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  Re: ROS-shop vac hose? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I recently discovere...)
My old Porter-Cable ROS had built in dust collection that didn't work very well, but my Ridgid 5" ROS has a particularly effective built in dust collection bag and cuts much faster than my old P-C sander.

https://www.ridgid.com/us/en/five-inch-r...bit-sander
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  Re: RE: ROS-shop vac hose? by Wizard of Oz (I just use a househo...)
(02-09-2020, 10:22 PM)Wizard of Oz Wrote: I just use a household vacuum cleaner hose, with a 2 1/4 inch adapter for the shop vac.
Oz

Does that ever pinch you? I find with regular home vac hose, it's so flexible and so compressible that any exposed skin or body hair gets pinched by the ridges at some point.
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  Re: ROS-shop vac hose? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I recently discovere...)
The best is the festool fabric hose.  But , it's also the most expensive.

The bosch vac005 that was mentioned is a good choice at 30ish dollars.

Not mentioned is this one:

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07P8WBRM2/ref...UTF8&psc=1
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  Re: RE: ROS-shop vac hose? by Robin Dobbie ([quote='Wizard of Oz...)
(02-10-2020, 07:11 PM)Robin Dobbie Wrote: Does that ever pinch you? I find with regular home vac hose, it's so flexible and so compressible that any exposed skin or body hair gets pinched by the ridges at some point.
No not at all.  Maybe I'm just lucky. It does work well, and it was even free.  Just a rough guess, but I think it is about 1 1/2 inch ID.  The hose I have doesn't really compress, it stays all stretched out.
Oz
S.E. Alabama, formerly from Wisconsin.
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  Re: ROS-shop vac hose? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I recently discovere...)
Know anybody who uses a C-PAP machine? The hoses they come with are very flexible and ~1". Normally the restriction of air would be a problem but ROS sanders do not need that much air flow.
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  Re: ROS-shop vac hose? by ®smpr_fi_mac® (I recently discovere...)
I have had good luck with the vacuum hose from the rigid car detailing kit.
Light weight and impossible to kink.
PJ
Plympton, MA
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  Re: RE: ROS-shop vac hose? by GeeDub (I find the Rockler h...)
(02-10-2020, 11:24 AM)GeeDub Wrote: I find the Rockler hose heavy and cumbersome.  However, it is very flexible and therefor I still fight it.  I see they have responded to "observations" from customers and now have one that isn't in such a hurry to squish back up to minimum length.

I agree 100%. I find that the self retracting hose will pull strong enough that it will pull the dust port off my Dewalt ROS if I try to reach any distance more than a couple of feet on a sanding job. I have to duct tape the hose on if the board to be sanded is larger than 24”.

I mainly purchased it for my small stationary disc sander and spindle sander. It works great for those. But for hand sanders, I like the looks of the hose in their newer, more expensive kit.
John
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