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Offline pettyconstruction

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Kapex hose
« on: May 08, 2020, 05:18 PM »
I searched the forum for a source of a 36mm hose for my new Kapex , and I know that Bob used to have one,but how about now?
I know I can cut one down,but would like a better solution .

I have a Bosch hose , but I don’t think it’s A.S
Thanks in advance ,
Charlie
Btw I’ve been wanting that saw for a long time but waited till the motor issues got worked out. Hopefully


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Offline Bohdan

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Re: Kapex hose
« Reply #1 on: May 08, 2020, 08:17 PM »
You don't need an AS hose on the Kapex as it doesn't produce dust for long enough to build up any voltage. I also think that the frame is already earthed via the power cord.

I have been using a short length of 50 mm black hose (off an old shop vac) without any problems but with a huge improvement in suction. I had to make an adaptor out of some PVC plumbing to fit the Kapex.

Offline pettyconstruction

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Re: Kapex hose
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2020, 08:41 PM »
Thanks,
I was thinking about a 50mm hose also.
I cut and rigged up a old Bosch hose I had laying around so I’ll run that.
Thanks again,
Charlie


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Offline ChuckM

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Re: Kapex hose
« Reply #3 on: May 08, 2020, 08:45 PM »
I have used my Kapex with a regular (non anti-static) hose for years. The Kapex's power plug is two-pronged, so not grounded.

Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: Kapex hose
« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2020, 03:07 PM »
I’m going to revive this thread to ask a question.
I recently bought my Kapex; I have an older 36 mm hose (accordion-style) which I will not be using. I would like to cut about a 3-4 foot section of the older 36 mm hose and attach it to my older CT-22, dedicated to the Kapex.
Can someone please tell me what two parts I would need to fasten new ends for the cut hose?
Would I need to buy them from Festool Customer Service?
Thanks
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Offline Peter_C

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Re: Kapex hose
« Reply #5 on: December 10, 2020, 05:24 PM »
To make one hose you just cut it off and refit the parts back onto the hose. Small screwdriver to push the tabs in and a knife are all that is needed. If you want to have two hoses, then the parts below will make a second hose.

Festool 487721 Hose Sleeve, Reducing Sleeve For Antistatic D 36 Hose
Festool 452894 Rotating Connector For D 36 Antistatic Hose

If it is a grey hose this is another option.
Festool 452893 Rotating Connector For D 36 Non-antistatic Hose

Offline Stan Tillinghast

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Re: Kapex hose
« Reply #6 on: December 10, 2020, 11:18 PM »
Parts 452894 and 452893 are discontinued. Any ideas for a substitute?
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Offline Peter_C

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Offline John Russell

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Re: Kapex hose
« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2021, 01:09 PM »
I have an older grey colored 36mm hose that I recently cut shorter to attach to my Kapex. I asked Festool support for the part numbers to refit the cutoff hose.  They gave me these part numbers:

 204920 #https://www.festool.com/accessory/204920---d36-dag-asctr#Overview


 500670 https://www.festool.com/accessory/500670---d-36-dm-asct#Overview

Offline rmhinden

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Re: Kapex hose
« Reply #9 on: February 28, 2021, 01:15 PM »
I did the same thing, I cut it to length, then removed the fitting from the end and reinstalled it on the shorter end.

Later I get some new fittings and reused the remainder of the hose for a Rigid Oscillating Edge/Belt Spindle Sander.

Bob