I need a shop vac hose for a DeWALT DW618 router
My DeWALT DW618 router came with a vac hose adapter and it looks like several different sizes of hoses would fit it. I have two hoses, and neither one fit it. The smallest one comes close, but not close enough, and it is still too far off to shim with tape. It measures 1 3/16" O.D, and about 1 1/16"+ I.D. The large one measure a tiny bit over 2 1/4" O.D. (not an exact 2 1/4") and 2" I.D.
The size of the adapter looks like 1 1/2" O.D. and maybe 1 3/8" I.D. There's also a space for a 1" O.D. and 7/8" I.D.
This is new territory for me. Up until now the small hose has fit all other routers I had but I sold all those and only have three DeWALT routers now, and they all have the same adapter. Does anyone know what size fits this, or where to look besides Lowe's to buy one? I did see a step adapter there today but it is large and clunky looking. I'd much rather have a hose connect straight to the router adapter with no others in between.
Lastly, why aren't these hoses and adapters all some sort of standardized size? What a hassle it is simply trying to match up hoses. I have the same issue on my new table saw and router table. The large hose fits inside each tool's exhaust, but somewhat loosely. I might be able to tape shim it, but I sure do miss the hoses I have fitting snuggly in my tools that I sold.
Last edited by Duane Bledsoe; 06-07-2015 at 06:09 PM.