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Offline JimmyB1775

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Vac hose driving me crazy
« 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.

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Offline tallgrass

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Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
« Reply #1 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


Offline SRSemenza

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Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
« Reply #3 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

Offline RKA

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Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
« Reply #4 on: February 27, 2019, 04:10 PM »
Sling the hose over your forearm or shoulder (depending on what you're doing). 
-Raj

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
« Reply #5 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

Only $11, mentions using it for a Festool hose in one of the reviews.  I used electrical tape at the ends to secure it.

Offline jasen

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Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
« Reply #6 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

Offline JPCleary

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Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
« Reply #7 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...
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Offline DynaGlide

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Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2019, 09:32 PM »
Are you shop based? Bungie straps from the ceiling and an extension hose work wonders.
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Offline Alex

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Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2019, 02:05 AM »
And you can make your own cheap boom arm from drain pipes.

Offline derekcohen

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Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
« Reply #10 on: February 28, 2019, 05:01 AM »
I hang mine from a hook attached to a ceiling beam.

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Derek

Offline JimmyB1775

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Re: Vac hose driving me crazy
« Reply #11 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.