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Offline alanz

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Homemade suction hose holder
« on: September 20, 2008, 01:44 PM »
Ok, I couldn't resist.  Or shall I say I did resist purchasing the Festool Suction Hose Holder for my new CT22.

What I couldn't resist was tinkering.  I wasn't that impressed with the $32 accessory, and thought I might try something a little different... and less costly.

I went to Home Depot and picked up a "driveway marker".  This is a fiberglass rod with a reflector on the top.
A few simple steps
  • Pop out the reflectors
  • Cut the rod to length (whatever height you like)
  • Sand the last inch or so of the rod to a slightly smaller diameter, so it fits into the mounting hole

Tah-dah, a fiberglass hose/cord holder.  It flexes/bends easily and smoothly.

I hope this helps the fellow tinkerers out there who (like me) can't leave well enough alone.

Oh, and the price for the driveway marker:  $1.98  !!

« Last Edit: September 20, 2008, 01:47 PM by alanz »
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Offline Woodenfish

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Re: Homemade suction hose holder
« Reply #1 on: September 20, 2008, 03:23 PM »
$1.98  :o

You SUCK!  :D

I love it!  8)


Offline John Stegall

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  • Full time teacher, part-time home repairs;
Re: Homemade suction hose holder
« Reply #2 on: September 20, 2008, 03:30 PM »
I'm glad you couldn't leave well enough alone!!
john

Offline EcoFurniture

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    • Eco Furniture
Re: Homemade suction hose holder
« Reply #3 on: September 20, 2008, 04:17 PM »
Holy junk!! That is just amazing ;D

Guess, what I'm going to do  ;)

Offline alanz

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Re: Homemade suction hose holder
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2008, 07:46 PM »
By the way, if you over sand the tip of the rod, making it just a little too thin... add a wrap or two of vinyl tape (or electrical tape) to bring the diameter back to a snug fit.  This also gives it a little resistance to twisting in the hole... actually a nice feature.
Triton 2.25 router; CMT Industrio table; Jointech fence; SC planer; Dewalt miter; Delta 14" bandsaw; Festool TS55, MFT/3, CT22, ETS150/3, OF1400, PSB300EQ; Dewalt Scrollsaw; Nova DVR XP lathe, JJ-6CS jointer, Ryobi OSS; Grizzly 1023s cabinetsaw

Offline alanz

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Re: Homemade suction hose holder
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2008, 07:48 PM »
Maybe this thread should be moved to the "Festool Jigs, Inventions, Tool Enhancements" section.
Triton 2.25 router; CMT Industrio table; Jointech fence; SC planer; Dewalt miter; Delta 14" bandsaw; Festool TS55, MFT/3, CT22, ETS150/3, OF1400, PSB300EQ; Dewalt Scrollsaw; Nova DVR XP lathe, JJ-6CS jointer, Ryobi OSS; Grizzly 1023s cabinetsaw

Offline Scott W.

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Re: Homemade suction hose holder
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2008, 08:30 PM »
Truly ingenious!  :) :)

Scott W.

PA, USA

Offline Matthew Schenker

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Re: Homemade suction hose holder
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2008, 09:58 PM »
Maybe this thread should be moved to the "Festool Jigs, Inventions, Tool Enhancements" section.

Excellent idea -- the suction hose and the move!!
Matthew
FOG Designer and Creator

Offline Overtime

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  • Eastern Iowa USA
Re: Homemade suction hose holder
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2008, 11:23 PM »
Now paint it green and sell em for $9.99 + tax and shipping ;D

Excellent !
Patrick