Author Topic: 90-degree Elbow For Festool / Starmix / Metabo / Hitachi / CS Unitec vacs  (Read 1234 times)

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Offline TinyShop

  • Posts: 349
For anyone interested, I am able to confirm that the Shop-Vac 9067900 Right-Angle Round Brush (~US$7) can be used as a 90-degree elbow between Festool dust extractors (and all other dust extractors that utilize a 58mm ID inlet like Starmix and rebranded-Starmix extractors like Metabo, Hitachi, CS Unitec, etc.) and Festool hoses (and other brands of hoses that are fitted with or can be fitted with a friction-fit 57mm (2-1/4") vac-end fitting). To put this in writing: the bristle assembly is easily removed from the "Round Brush" (the two parts simply pull apart) which leaves an elbow, the smaller-diameter-(female)-end of which fits into your vac inlet and the larger-diameter-(male)-end of which accepts the (female) vac-end fitting on your hose, as shown below:









The elbow is smooth inside (no obstructions) but is not anti-static.
« Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 02:04 PM by TinyShop »
ETS 150/5 EQ (DE) [po], TS 75 EQ (DE) [po], OF 1400 EQ-F (DE) [n], CXS (DE) [n], CMS-GE [DE] [po], CMS TS 75 (DE) [n], LA-CS 50/CMS (DE) [po], VB-CMS (DE) [n], MFT/3 (CZ) [n], DF 700 EQ w/Seneca Small Mortise Kit (DE) [po], FEIN Multimaster 350 QSL (DE) [n], Bosch 1274DVS w/dust collection, sanding frame,  stand & fence (CH) [n], BOSCH 1590EVS w/dust collection (CH) [n], CS Unitec CS 1445 HEPA extractor <re-branded Starmix ISP 1435 H> (DE) [n], CT SYS (DE) [po], Milwaukee 0302-20 (US) [n], Two (2) Porter Cable 862 (TW) [n], Porter Cable 447 (US) [n], Zyliss Vise (CH) [n], Hitachi C 8FB (JP) [h]

[po] pre-owned   [n] new   [h] heirloom   (XX) country of origin

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Offline Paul G

  • Posts: 1986
Good reminder. Did something similar a few years back, and I’m sure I wasn’t the first. http://www.talkfestool.com/vb/general-woodworking-q/6787-dust-collection-hack.html
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Offline rst

  • Posts: 2277
Just buy the Oneida 2.5" Tapered SC Vacuum Hose Elbow #AXD600103 $10.85...it is anti-static

Offline Paul G

  • Posts: 1986
Just buy the Oneida 2.5" Tapered SC Vacuum Hose Elbow #AXD600103 $10.85...it is anti-static

 In my case I needed it ASAP and the Onieda was going to be a couple days too late. Sometimes ya just gotta figure something else out.
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Offline TinyShop

  • Posts: 349
Just buy the Oneida 2.5" Tapered SC Vacuum Hose Elbow #AXD600103 $10.85...it is anti-static

I certainly would have had it been at all clear that it would work for my purposes. The description leaves everything to be desired plus I don't have a DD so didn't have anything to compare to. Now, had the description actually been a description and not the vague totally worthless jumble of words that it is, I would have been led right to it. As it is, this part never even came up during my extensive searching for a compatible elbow. There's no mention of Festool (or any other compatible vac) or the 58mm Euro-standard or the equivalent 1-1/4" standard or any OD or ID dimensions or anything at all that would lead one to believe this elbow would work with anything other than a DD. Total fail as far as I'm concerned. However, now that I know (and now that your comment exists) hopefully people that come after us will be able to benefit accordingly.   
« Last Edit: March 13, 2019, 07:34 PM by TinyShop »
ETS 150/5 EQ (DE) [po], TS 75 EQ (DE) [po], OF 1400 EQ-F (DE) [n], CXS (DE) [n], CMS-GE [DE] [po], CMS TS 75 (DE) [n], LA-CS 50/CMS (DE) [po], VB-CMS (DE) [n], MFT/3 (CZ) [n], DF 700 EQ w/Seneca Small Mortise Kit (DE) [po], FEIN Multimaster 350 QSL (DE) [n], Bosch 1274DVS w/dust collection, sanding frame,  stand & fence (CH) [n], BOSCH 1590EVS w/dust collection (CH) [n], CS Unitec CS 1445 HEPA extractor <re-branded Starmix ISP 1435 H> (DE) [n], CT SYS (DE) [po], Milwaukee 0302-20 (US) [n], Two (2) Porter Cable 862 (TW) [n], Porter Cable 447 (US) [n], Zyliss Vise (CH) [n], Hitachi C 8FB (JP) [h]

[po] pre-owned   [n] new   [h] heirloom   (XX) country of origin

Offline rst

  • Posts: 2277
Tiny, actually I have mentioned this item in the past and personally use at least eight in various configurations.  I especially like the one on my CT26 as it reduces the amount of protrusion where the hose enters the vac.  I have at four on the two vacs attached to my tablesaw.  I have one on the wall mounted vac for my Makita slider and I know there are others as I know I bought at least eight.

Offline Mario Turcot

  • Posts: 964
I know I bought at least eight.

Elbow addict  [tongue]
Mario

Looks like a snug fit - should work with a little elbow grease.  [wink]
Festool:  CS 50EB precisio set, Domino DF500, DF XL 700, OFK500 edge router, OF1010 router EHL65 planer, CTL Mini/Midi Vac, CTL 26 vac MFT800+1080 tables
DSC-AG Grinder,  RAS 115
Rotex 150, ETS EC 150/5 RTS400
Drills: T18, BHC18, CXS.
SysLite KAL II, SYS Rock.
Sys- and Sortainers galore.

Line up has been reduced with the introduction of Mafell/Metabo tools. Red Green and Blue do mix well in the shop.