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Offline ear3

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Another Kapex hose question
« on: July 06, 2020, 12:47 PM »
Here is the current setup for dust collection with my Kapexs



Since I cut both with the garage door open and closed, I settled upon this rigging system with zip ties around the hose to easily mount and unmount the hose.

I'm thinking now though about clearing out the accessories stored behind the saw and building a cabinet in the space between the top of the Kapex handle and the garage door.  I would then make some sort of dust port on the bottom of the cabinet, similar to what @Peter Parfitt did with his dust hub (though with only a single inlet and outlet),  The shop vac could then be connected or disconnected to the hub as needed, but I would need a short run of hose that went directly from the Kapex to the hub.

So I'm in need of a super flexible hose that is also compatible/connectable to the Kapex dust port -- it needs to be much more flexible than the cloth Festool hose, or the 1 7/8 orange Ridgid hose I currently use.  In the 90 degree cutting position, the Kapex dust port would probably be only about 8-12 inches away from the dust hub on the underside of the proposed cabinet, but if I'm cutting a right 45 degree miter, or tilting the saw for a left 45 degree bevel, that suddenly adds on another 8-12 inches, So the hose ideally should be able to expand or contract as needed, sort of like the way the hose with wire ribbing does.  Anyone know a source for the type of hose I'm talking about?
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Offline Cheese

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Re: Another Kapex hose question
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2020, 01:12 PM »
Woodcraft sells this stuff Edward that readily expands and shrinks.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/1-1-2-x-15-feet-clear-dust-collection-hose-flexaust

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Another Kapex hose question
« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2020, 05:07 PM »
I have done similar , only with a bungee cord off of the open garage door, poor mans boom arm.
Cheers , Charlie


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Offline ear3

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Re: Another Kapex hose question
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2020, 06:06 PM »
Thanks @Cheese This Flexaust looks like it will work for what I want to do.

Woodcraft sells this stuff Edward that readily expands and shrinks.

https://www.woodcraft.com/products/1-1-2-x-15-feet-clear-dust-collection-hose-flexaust
Kapex KS 120 w/UG Cart and Extensions • CXS Set • T 18+3 w/Centrotec Installer's Set • PDC 18/4 • TID 18 • TS 75 • TSC 55 • HKC 55 w/250, 420 and 670 FSK rails • Carvex 420 w/Accessory Kit • Domino 500 Set • Domino 700 XL • OF 2200 w/Base Accessory Kit • OF 1400 • OF 1010 • MFK 700 EQ Set • LR 32 • MFS 400 w/2000, 1000, and 700 extensions • Rotex 90 • Rotex 150 • LS 130 • ETS-EC 150/5 • ETS-EC 150/3 • Pro 5 LTD • RTS 400 • RAS 115.04 • RS 2 • HL 850 • Vecturo OS 400 • AGC 18-115 • CT 26 w/BT module • CT Sys w/Long-Life Bag • CT-VA 20 • MFT/3 • STM 1800

Offline FestitaMakool

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Re: Another Kapex hose question
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2020, 06:46 PM »
I have done similar , only with a bungee cord off of the open garage door, poor mans boom arm.
Cheers , Charlie


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More like clever and simple..
I’ve been thinking of fastening two or three stretches of wires crossing from wall to wall in my future workspace. Utilising the ability to hang stuff temporally and have reels on each stretch which I can connect bungee cords to hang the dust collector hose. You would then have the option to have freedom of movement in almost the whole workspace. And parallel to the wires the hose will follow on the reel.
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