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You know, they don't look that hard to make, even.


Neat idea, hadn't seen anything like that before. Glue in an O-ring to make an even better seal.....
Send me the 6" alpha model and I'll let you know how they work! Did you watch the video. I guess he's printing those on a 3D printer which would keep the weight down. When it comes to making DC fittings that really work a 3D printer would be great. Fittings that actually fit the hose and taper to reduce instead of the can on can type design I see for 4" and up. Really creates a lot of turbulence that wrecks the efficiency.
 

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They certainly look handy if you move your DC from machine to machine.
 

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In my case I have 3 machines that aren't stationary and all have 4" ports. The jointer, planner, and drum sander. Having a 4" to 6" magnetic adapter like these would be wonderful but he doesn't make them in 6".....yet. These tools are on wheeled bases so I can position them as needed depending on the length of wood being worked. I can really see this being a great, fast way to hookup the tools.
 

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If the machines only have a 4" port then you don't need a 6" pipe. You could put the reducer at the DC instead.
 
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Very cool . Why the hell didn’t Oliver think of that !

 
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Send me the 6" alpha model and I'll let you know how they work! Did you watch the video. I guess he's printing those on a 3D printer which would keep the weight down. When it comes to making DC fittings that really work a 3D printer would be great. Fittings that actually fit the hose and taper to reduce instead of the can on can type design I see for 4" and up. Really creates a lot of turbulence that wrecks the efficiency.
I was thinking dollar store cutting boards, Neodymium magnets, and something to grab the outside of the hose. make a master template on the scroll saw and crank them out on the router table.
 

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If the machines only have a 4" port then you don't need a 6" pipe. You could put the reducer at the DC instead.
Chuck if I take a DC that's designed for 6" piping and reduce to 4" at any point I change the dynamics completely and loose efficiency. The only place I have reduced to 4" is directly at the tool port itself. The design static pressure and CFM is based on design specs so altering them greatly affects the ability of the system.

Think of it as like a dirty stopped up filter in your HVAC system. This reduces the air flow, drops your AC pressures which freezes up the evaporator coil (low pressure =lower temps), which stops all airflow. So maybe not the best example but just like your home's duct work, it's designed for optimized airflow, any reduction in overall size decreases airflow and increases noise and static pressure.

Bottom line is to install per manufacturer's recommendations including long radius elbows or multiple 45's and Wyes and not Tees. Maybe I didn't mention it but mine is not a mobile DC but rather a Clear Vue CV1800.

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I was thinking dollar store cutting boards, Neodymium magnets, and something to grab the outside of the hose. make a master template on the scroll saw and crank them out on the router table.
Sounds like you have it figured out.....let me know when they're ready>:)
 

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I’m wondering how good the seal would be ,as it looks like a hard surface against a hard surface .
I’m thinking put an O-ring on one side .

I’m surprised they don’t use their cnc to cut them out . Wish I had the time to refine that design myself , but in my case I will have most of my ports staying attached anyways
 

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Marc Spagnuolo (Wood Whisperer) uses those in his shop and likes them. They wouldn't be hard to make but $18 is actually low enough to just buy from Dave at Magport, assuming I were to need some.

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