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I have a nice Byrnes table saw but have not managed to find (yet) a connector that will allow my festool dust extractor (CTM) 35mmh to connect efficiently to the U.S dust port.  (38mm interior hole?). So the hoover is loose and thus with a gap the air pressure is lessened so loosening the effectiveness.

 

In the past I have used masking tape etc to try to seal it better and have also tried some uni-size adapters which have universally failed to work so far.

 

So this is just to see if anyone knows of a decent connector I can look to purchase that will make a better join/seal..

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I found a piece of brass tube whose outside diameter fitted the dust port (I had to flare the end out slightly for a tight fit) and the other end fits the hose of my shop vacuum. Works well.

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I found this in the local hardware store for AUD $9.98. It’s a reasonably soft rubber and you just cut the section to fit both the dust post on the saw and the vaccum hose. I use a Festool CTL 26 and it works like a charm.

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This is the adapter that I use.  It can be found at Lowe's and Home Depot for under $10.00.  I cut off the large end (right side in picture) flush with the flange and insert it into my dust port on my Byrnes Saw.  It makes a tight fit.

 

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Lots of good options in the above posts. For some reason, "Murphy's Law," perhaps, the shop vac hoses never fit the connectors you want to attach them to. It doesn't matter which or how. My Byrnes tools owrk great with a piece of plastic pipe connector fitting sanded down a slight bit on the outside lip. That just happened to be luck. As with many other such problems, duct tape is a quick and effective, if inelegant, solution.

 

File this one under "there oughta be a law" that all vacuum hoses must be of standardized sizes suitable for use with standardized adapters, both metric and Imperial.j 

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I too had this problem with my Byrnes tools so a good friend of mine turned a couple of reducers for me in his lathe. It makes hooking up so much easier. They are made of aluminium and are an interference fit on my hoover hose. 

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For a simple and inexpensive solution to this problem that will work with any size or shape of connection, try this.

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    It consists of two scrap pieces of softwood with a hole for the hose in one piece and another piece with a hole sized for the tool.  Once cut, you simply glue them together as shown.  Now all you need to do is slip the fitting over the tool port and then insert your hose into the other.

 

 

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