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Default Kreg K5 pocket hole jig problem

I like my Kreg K5 pocket hole jig but ever since I bought it from Rockler I have fought with the dust adapter popping off. Initially I used a one gallon ShopVac with the fitting removed from the attached hose; the hose would then slip over the elbow of the K5 adapter.

I found that if I stuck a piece of 2x3" under the hose that it helped the adapter stay in place. Yesterday I decided I had fooled with it long enough and made the simple solution shown. I used a scrap of 2x6" fir with the edges rounded over; I drilled a 1-3/8" hole using a Forstner bit so it would overlap the edge slightly. This allows me to slide the tube to a "spring grip" on the 1-1/2" O.D. hose end of the tube. Two pocket holes/screws to hold it in place and no more problems. This captures virtually all the dust and even leaves the pocket holes clean.
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Good solution, Mike...

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Nice job Mike. I have the K4 and I am going to try your solution. Thanks for sharing.
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yup, very nice solution!!

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Takes all the stress off the small dust hood. Very smart solution to a persistent annoyance.

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I have been thinking about hanging a small hose over my work table to make it easy to use. My DC hose has a 4 inch female connector on the end that moves from tool to tool, but is stored vertically on one wall. If I take my 35mm Bosch hose and put a 4 inch male connector on one end, I can just drop it into the DC when I need it. I would be much more likely to use DC every time at the workbench and would have reduced my stray sawdust problem. It would make it easier to clean up my plane shavings as well.
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Well done Mike. I really like your post.
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Thanks everyone. You may of noticed that the 2x12" board my jig is mounted on is a little shorter than the jig. I reused the board which previously held my K2 jig. I drilled a lot of pocket holes for the curved picnic table benches and you can see how clean the holes are in this photo from that project.
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Mike as always you do a good job solving most any problem. I had the same problem as you but also with all my small power tools like sanders and such. I bought this from Rockler and it solved my small tool dust collection. I did have to buy some radiator band clamps with thumb screws to keep the ends tight on the tools.

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