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  • 3650 to 4" DC hose?

    What suggestions do you have for connecting the 3650 TS existing 2.5" dust collectin outlet to a 4" hose?
    I bought a 4" to 2.5" reducer but the 2.5 end is the same as the one on the saw. I tried duct tape but it doesn't hold for long when you move the saw around. I just got the Rigid spindle/belt sander for Christmas and will have the same problem. I do not want the additional expense of buying 2.5 inch hose and clamps to complete the connection if I can avoid it. Is there a fitting that will go from the hose directly to the 2.5 dust outlets on Rigid tools?
    Start off slow then taper off.

  • #2
    Buy a coupler to join two 2 1/2" hoses.

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    • #3
      I am new at this and could be wrong but since the dust exhaust port and adapter I have are both 2-1/2 outside diameter I would think that a 2-1/2" hose to hose splicer would also be the same 2-1/2" outside diameter and therefore would not work. Am I missing something?

      I just saw something called a Hose Adapter on the Rockler.com site to "Easily and securely hook up a 4" hose directly to tools with a standard 2-1/4" port. Works well with most benchtop tools." Not sure if they are talking inside or outside diameter. If they are talking inside diameter perhaps that is what I need?
      Start off slow then taper off.

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      • #4
        "...I tried duct tape but it doesn't hold for long..."

        check out the plumbing section of your local HD or Lowes and look for a 2" Fernco coupling. It should have enough flex to overcome some varience in the pipe OD and make your connection. I haven't tried this myself but don't see why it would not work.

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        • #5
          Mpax: You are correct. I forgot I had put a short hose on my 3650 down to the floor. That is where I have the coupler to hook the DC to.

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          • #6
            Bob D: that looks rubber coupling looks like a possible solution. I will check it out. Thanks.
            Start off slow then taper off.

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            • #7
              Before you buy the 2" Fernco, measure the OD of the saws dust chute discharge port and the adapter. I'm thinking that you might actually need a 3" Fernco coupling instead of a 2". Generally, Fernco's can be stretched to fit around a connection that is up to 5% larger than the size of the coupling but can be tightened down much farther than 5% if the coupling is a little oversized for the connection.
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              • #8
                Short piece of 2 1/2 hose would be cheaper than any other solution. You already have the reducer.
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                • #9
                  Thanks for all of the input. I made my first visit to the Atlanta Rockler store and found a 4" to 2-1/4" adapter that fits in the 3650 dust exhaust port. I did need to wrap a piece of duct tape on the adapter for a snug fit. The same adapter fits perfectly in the Ridgid sander exhaust port without the aid of a piece of duct tape. Best of all the adapters were on sale for less than $3 each.
                  Start off slow then taper off.

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by mpax356:
                    Best of all the adapters were on sale for less than $3 each.
                    Yeah but how much did you spend on stuff you didn't know you "needed" until you got in the store? [img]tongue.gif[/img]
                    Lorax
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