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My Craftsman router has a standard 1 1/4 port to attach a vacuum hose.

Craftsman makes a small compact vacuum with a 4 ft 1 1/4 hose. Their next product up the line also has a 1 1/4 in hose which is 7 ft.

Over at Sears I asked about extension hoses. They showed me a 1 7/8 which they said is all they had.

Well all this is confusing.

Looking at the project in the Better Homes and Gardens Wood magazine issue #199
for Sept 2010 there is a nice project for a sanding station which could adapt to a router table. This could be done once all this hose business is straightened out.

I guess the primary question is: how can I get a 1 1/4hose extension which can be used with the small Craftsman vacuum as a separate item? If a part number and description is necessary, I'll find that.

Here: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00917713000P
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A search on ebay for "shop vac hose" turned up several hits on the first page. Id post the link but I dont think I can for 2 more posts
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Lon...

if you wish to go from the 1 1/4" to a 1 7/8" hose..here is the adaptor sears offers..

http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...7827000P?mv=rr

you can go from 1 1/4 to 1 7/8 then 1 7/8 to 2 1/2 and then put on just about any length hose you like...

here is the ebay link for 1 1/4" vac hose that I think Jason may have been referring to

1 1 4 vac hose items - Get great deals on Home Garden, Business Industrial items on eBay.com!

ebay: shop vac hose listings

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=sho...286.m270.l1313

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I believe that the hose they had is for the 5 horse vac. The person may have thought that He new about the product. Apparently, He doesn't

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Well I now know ebay has something anyway. They don't look biddable though. At $40
(when shipping is included) I could prob'y get the 5 hp vac with the 7 ft hose when on extreme markdown. I'll keep an eye out for deals.

I already have one of those 1 1/4 to 2 in adapters. I think that is for specific diameter change for the Ryobi sander in the Wood mag piece or to a larger vac with 2in standard Shop Vac style fittings. For this application a 1 1/4 extension should be enough. I'll not take back the adapter. That was $3.50 or so.

The Wood magazine extension shows a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2 "compression coupler" to connect the vacuum end. Down at Ace they didn't know exactly what a Schedule 40 compression coupler was. Anyway the compression coupler should attach to the
sleeve end of the vaccum cleaner hose. That's to build the whole S-shaped design for above the table.

I'll see if I can find a pic at Wood mag.
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My Craftsman router has a standard 1 1/4 port to attach a vacuum hose.

Craftsman makes a small compact vacuum with a 4 ft 1 1/4 hose. Their next product up the line also has a 1 1/4 in hose which is 7 ft.

Over at Sears I asked about extension hoses. They showed me a 1 7/8 which they said is all they had.

Well all this is confusing.

Looking at the project in the Better Homes and Gardens Wood magazine issue #199
for Sept 2010 there is a nice project for a sanding station which could adapt to a router table. This could be done once all this hose business is straightened out.

I guess the primary question is: how can I get a 1 1/4hose extension which can be used with the small Craftsman vacuum as a separate item? If a part number and description is necessary, I'll find that.

Here: http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_12605_00917713000P
Hi lon - I put myself through something of an ordeal a few months ago trying to get all my handheld stuff hooked up to my shopvac dust collection wanna be. Depending on how flexible you need it, I did find some 1 1/4 ID hose at HD that was sold in bulk. A little to stiff if you need to move it around but worked ok for "pig tails" on most of my handheld stuff. I then found some thin wall PVC fittings (under sink stuff) that would function as couplers in the plumbing department. I also found that a lot of the cheaper upright vacuum cleaners (Bissel was one I think) use 1 1/4 stretchable hose and got some of that dumpster diving. Some of those also have neat little 90* elbows attached. Managed to get everything hooked up except my B&D hand planer which has an irregular shaped port and Bosch finish sander with an oval port. . I also found some stuff that looked really promising by the submersible pumps but sending high velocity air through it would make it howl like a banshee. Worked just fine until you got a length of about 5 ft and it would raise such a ruckus.
Point is, there are alternatives out there. Hope this helps

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The one thing that I want to tell You is that there is no comparison when setting the two together. The 5 Hr. will develop a great deal of suction. It can pick-up much more, and will draw it from a foot, or so. My grandson has the small one, and I have the large one. Mine is over ten years old. Just so You know. Enjoy!

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Have you tried swimming pool filter hose?

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Jack...

have you used pool hose?? thoughts on it?

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have you used pool hose?? thoughts on it?
No I have not, I know its really for PRESSURE, as opposed to vacuum, but maybe with a smaller vac it would be fine, and it is inexpensive enough for a trial, (I think).

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