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I bought this hose kit several months ago, and after using it several times, I thought I would post my thoughts.

So far, I have been able to attach it to the DeWalt ROS and the buckethead vacuum. The sander gets the most use.

And it works well with the expandable hose. With it collapsed, it is easy to store for next use.

However, it has one drawback. It is heavy. Mainly because it is made from good rubber material and not some thin plastic stuff. But even though it is heavy, I continue to use it and I am getting used to the added weight.

Right now it is connected to the buckethead hose (which is light plastic) so I have extra reach to clean off the bed of the CNC after carving a project. A picture is attached.

Hope this helps. I did see where it is on sale at Rockler in their Black Friday ad. $5 off their regular advertised price.
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I have one too, and rarely use it for the same reason - between it's weight and the hose constantly trying to retract, it feels as if it's trying to drag the tool out of your hand. The only way it's remotely functional is if I have the holder that Rockler sells clamped to the edge of the bench and use that to help support the weight. It's a shame too, as the different adapters are useful - but then they don't seem to fit on any other hose that I have. I switched over to the hose set that Peachtree sells https://www.ptreeusa.com/dust_hose.html - the 10' set, p/n 382, is perfect for use with hand-held tools due to it's light weight. It may not hold up as well, long term, as the Rockler hose but woodshop use is not that rugged. And the rubber adapters seem to fit most tools -- the larger one is a perfect fit on the Makita track saw and the smaller fits the outlet on the P-C ROS (I did away with the little canister, and the hose/vacuum provides virtually dust free operation).
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I have one too, and rarely use it for the same reason - between it's weight and the hose constantly trying to retract, it feels as if it's trying to drag the tool out of your hand. The only way it's remotely functional is if I have the holder that Rockler sells clamped to the edge of the bench and use that to help support the weight. It's a shame too, as the different adapters are useful - but then they don't seem to fit on any other hose that I have. I switched over to the hose set that Peachtree sells https://www.ptreeusa.com/dust_hose.html - the 10' set, p/n 382, is perfect for use with hand-held tools due to it's light weight. It may not hold up as well, long term, as the Rockler hose but woodshop use is not that rugged. And the rubber adapters seem to fit most tools -- the larger one is a perfect fit on the Makita track saw and the smaller fits the outlet on the P-C ROS (I did away with the little canister, and the hose/vacuum provides virtually dust free operation).
That's good to know. Thanks.

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Thanks for the reviews/tips.
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Mike I have that kit which is about maybe 2 years old. I really can't remember exactly how long. I have a problem hooking my shop vac to all the small machines I use but now the problem is solved. Rockler has a real winner with this kit. If I needed it I would buy another today.
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I bought this dust collector hose when it first came out. I bought a second one as a back up the first time they went on sale. I also bought the extra adapter kit that includes 2 other style tool adapters. I have used it for many hours, the extra weight of the hose does not bother be at all. Buy the way it is plug and play directly into a Festool CT MIDI Dust Extractor.

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Appreciate the review. I thought about it but the comments re "weight" read against it. I use a stretch band to fasten a 4" hpse form the DC to the bench and have adapted an old vacuum cleaner hose to it. Works well for my purposes.
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This is a great alternative to the ridiculously expensive Festool hoses. I have a Makita track saw and Festool sander I use this with and it's so much nicer than jerry-rigging the stock Ridgid hose. Also way lighter and stretches so it's way smaller to store.

The only real negative is it's not anti-static.

Overall, a well-made product that solves an annoying problem for persons wanting to use dust extraction.

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I have my shop vac and Dust Dupty grounded with a small piece of chain that drags along the floor. As far as the weight I clamp the hose to the table leaving enough to work on whatever I am working on. That takes some of the weight and tugging off.
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to take up the weight...
remember the old ironing board clamp on cord supports???
make one from 3/8 rod and the spring from a CB antenna...
bungee cord the hose to the support...
it also works great holding your tool cords out of the way....


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