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FESTOOL DISCUSSIONS => Festool Tools & Accessories => Topic started by: JimmyB1775 on February 27, 2019, 03:39 PM

Title: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: JimmyB1775 on February 27, 2019, 03:39 PM
So I've got the old (year or more) green and black ribbed hose for my Mini. It obviously had issues with catching on workpieces, even on the catch guard track attachment. I put some aftermarket wire loom type stuff (the braided look) that makes it very similar to the woven black and green that comes standard now. It does not help a ton, but some. They make that anti-static hose now with the power cord underneath the canvas jacket or whatever material it is, but that thing is $340! My vac is too small to buy their boom system.

It's driving me crazy. I flattened an oak slab two days ago with a homemade sled and lots of back and forth had me going nuts. What are my solutions for this, preferably that don't cost more than $280!!! The tools work too good for this to be as frustrating as it is.
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: tallgrass on February 27, 2019, 03:55 PM
have you looked at putting the mesh  hose wire organizer over your hose. Many on this forum do this.l it is easy and inexpensive. I have found it works well. It has at least cut down the number of Rage moments
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: tallgrass on February 27, 2019, 03:59 PM
https://www.amazon.com/Festool-Dakota-Tool-Between-diameter/dp/B01KNM1BO8
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: SRSemenza on February 27, 2019, 04:03 PM
Extend the hose and hang it from the ceiling?

Some people run it over there arm or shoulder.

Still pricey but the new hose https://www.festoolusa.com/accessory/500680---d-2732x3,5m-as-90%C2%B0ct

Seth
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: RKA on February 27, 2019, 04:10 PM
Sling the hose over your forearm or shoulder (depending on what you're doing). 
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: rmhinden on February 27, 2019, 05:26 PM
I used this:

25ft - 1.25 inch Flexo PET Expandable Braided Sleeving – Black – Alex Tech Braided Cable Sleeve (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B075QF7M3D/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o09_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1)

Only $11, mentions using it for a Festool hose in one of the reviews.  I used electrical tape at the ends to secure it.
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: jasen on February 27, 2019, 07:14 PM
Not that I do alot of cutting but annoyed the heck out of me (I'm really still a newbie but learning everyday)

I was watching the video by tjbnwi in the TPG30 thread (really great watching his videos - thank you) and I watched him wrap the cable and vac hose over his forearm.

Hppened to use my saw last night for a small reno job - WOW talk about chalk and cheese. Its so easy and intuitive - I did a dozen cuts and so much easier. Give it a try - you might be surprised.
Cheers
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: JPCleary on February 27, 2019, 07:20 PM
Have you considered just buying the new version of the hose? While I understand that paying for the $340 canvas wrapped and power cord integrated hose is steep, it's only $130 for the new smooth hose. That's less than your $280 number...
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: DynaGlide on February 27, 2019, 09:32 PM
Are you shop based? Bungie straps from the ceiling and an extension hose work wonders.
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: Alex on February 28, 2019, 02:05 AM
And you can make your own cheap boom arm from drain pipes.
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: derekcohen on February 28, 2019, 05:01 AM
I hang mine from a hook attached to a ceiling beam.

Regards from Perth

Derek
Title: Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
Post by: JimmyB1775 on March 28, 2019, 06:33 PM
I let this get away from me. I originally had wrapped the hose in the braided finger trap material. It still got hung up. I have a canvas hose now and it still snags on any edge. I'm going to have to build a boom arm. That's all there is to it.

I considered making a 4 sided square hole with 1/2" PVC rollers on bolts for the hose to pass through and designing a clamp device to hold it to stuff. IDK. We'll see.