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I just got my new Rockler router table up and running and would really like to get the shopvac hookup up to it. I got the accessory kit which includes a 2 1/2 inch dust port - cool, I have a 2 1/2 inch ridgid shop vac.

The hose just barely will not fit into the port - maybe 1/16th or less. Yes, I am taking the smaller end of the hose and trying to get it in there.

I have female-female and male-male coupler - nothing fits - anyone else have this problem?

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HI blurry

This just a temp fix ,but get your duck tape out..you can pickup one from Rockler...

If you have some hole saws you can make your own adapter
Just one more way, stop by HD/Lowers and pickup a pipe repair pipe kit, it's just some rubber hose and two hose clamps.

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I just got my new Rockler router table up and running and would really like to get the shopvac hookup up to it. I got the accessory kit which includes a 2 1/2 inch dust port - cool, I have a 2 1/2 inch ridgid shop vac.

The hose just barely will not fit into the port - maybe 1/16th or less. Yes, I am taking the smaller end of the hose and trying to get it in there.

I have female-female and male-male coupler - nothing fits - anyone else have this problem?

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BJ, how often has this been asked about this before? It is such a common problem; this should go out as a router tip.

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Well mine is the other way, that is the router end of the dust port is way to big for my shop vac so for now I just stuff the beast in there, There are adapters that I have seen I just need to get one someday. Is there any kind of coupler if both are 2 1/2? Just a thought.

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2-1/2" SHOPVAC Hose Coupler has part no: 906-86-00 (01704 in Melbourne Australia).
Cost AUD$9.90 each. I just bought 2.

Available at Amazon
http://www.amazon.com/Shop-Vac-906-8.../dp/B00004RHKW

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It's like every time I buy a tool, the damned dust ports don't interconnect. I even have the SAME fittings purchased at Woodcraft that aren't the same size. Duct tape helps close up some fittings, but it's a real PITA trying to get things connected.
It doesn't need to be a tip, it needs to be addressed by the tool manufacturers to get it right. We shouldn't need to duct tape everything to get things connected.

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Hi Guys

vac adapters
Here's a link to just some of them,,

the best one is right below,you can cut off what you need and still one or two more for other tools..
http://www.grizzly.com/products/H2443

http://www.grizzly.com/catalog/2009/Main/181
http://grizzly.com/products/2-1-4-x-...-Adapter/G7938

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The Grizzly adapter G7938 wont work. I tried that with Rockler #34654 (same fitting). Problem is the dust port is made to take 2 1/2" hose on the O.D. The I.D. of the port is just under 2 1/4" so that a 2 1/4 shop vac fitting won't go inside. HTH.

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The 2 1/2" Shop Vac Hose Coupling won't work either. The I.D. of the coupling fits the 2 1/4" hose ends. The O.D. of the coupling would be about the same as the O.D. of the dust port.

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Mine didn't fit, either. I had an extra hose, though, and just duct-taped it to the Rockler port.

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