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  • Adapter to connect Ridgid vacuum 1 7/8 inch hose to tools w 2 1/2 inch hose ports

    I bought a Ridgid WD40700 vacuum recently and enjoy using it with a dust deputy. I have not had luck finding a plastic adapter that allows the 1 7/8 inch Ridgid hose to connect with the dust ports on my Hitachi table saw or a Kobalt miter saw, both of which accept a 2.5 inch Shopvac hose. Anyone had this issue or know where I can find this adapter? Thanks!
    Last edited by Sweetwhistle; 06-15-2019, 09:37 PM. Reason: forum can?t display symbol for inches

  • #2
    posible https://www.rockler.com/multi-step-hose-reducer

    https://www.rockler.com/2-1-2-to-1-rubber-hose-adaptor

    Possibly could use some pvc pipe and some reducers, or exhaust tubing reducers and pipe,


    Last edited by BHD; 06-15-2019, 10:10 PM.
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    • #3
      Here's what I suggest you do. Go to HD or Lowes or even your local hardware store if that's more convenient and look in the plumbing section for flexible PVC couplings.

      You'll find various sizes to adapt from one type/size pipe to another. They are soft and flexible so can slip in/on many size hoses. They usually come with a hose clamp on each end, but you may not need those as a friction connection will be sufficient in most cases.

      https://www.homedepot.com/s/flexible...oupling?NCNI-5
      "It's a table saw, do you know where your fingers are?" Bob D. 2006

      https://www.youtube.com/user/PowerToolInstitute

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      • Sweetwhistle
        Sweetwhistle commented
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        Thanks so much for this suggestion! The 1.25 x 1.5 flexible pvc coupler did the trick. I used an X-Acto knife to carve some of the inside diameter out and it fits perfectly.

      • Bob D.
        Bob D. commented
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        I am surprised that you had to modify it, they are so flexible usually that is not required.

    • #4
      When I made my adapter, I used PVC fittings and either filed the OD of the PVC so it could slip inside of the vacuum hose or used a holesaw to slightly enlarge the PVC ID to allow it to slip over the dust port on my saws. I've been using it for over 10 years with great results. Just another option.

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      • #5
        will this work: https://www.lowes.com/pd/Shop-Vac-1-...upling/3281146
        The middle adapter in the link will accept a piece of 1" ID (1 1/4" OD) PVC clear vinyl tubing (sold by the foot in most big box stores) which will bridge the gap between the vac hose and the adapter, if the vac hose doesn't fit over the adapter.
        Last edited by Gofor; 06-16-2019, 01:34 PM.
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        • Sweetwhistle
          Sweetwhistle commented
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          Thanks. I tried this set. The 2 inch fitting will accept a 2inch hose, but the outside diameter is too big to accept a 2 inch tool. Otherwise it’d prolly be perfect.
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