A lot of us resort to some tape to keep the swivel in the upright position. Yea that works but I really want a better solution. 10 minute workshop guy Peter came up with a as they say brilliant solution but not easy for us non-3D printer people. However it looks like things are changing.
I found one on Etsy but it was listed as a 36mm adapter. I don't often use that size hose for that application. I contacted the guy selling these asking if they had a smaller version for the 27mm hose. Turns out he had mis-listed them, they are for the 27mm hose. So I ordered one.
He thanked me for finding the error and is sending two red ones as a thank you. They should be here the week of the 16th.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1142086519 ... ef=hp_rv-1
I want to once again thank you for catching my mistake in my listing. I hope that you like yours!
I designed, printed, and started selling the No Hose Snag adapters because I was irritated at the stock dust adapter rotating down and causing my hose to snag. I started doing the Sedge wrap the hose around your arm trick. Then thought this is stupid, why should I have to remember to wrap my arm around each time. A few prototypes later I had a solution.
https://www.etsy.com/listing/1142086519 ... AUQAvD_BwE- No Hose Snag Dust Port for Festool Tacksaw - 27mm Cleantec Hose (I got it right this time Reible).
I am working on dual 36mm and 27mm versions. I am just waiting for Festool to ship me a 36mm hose so I can use test it for a few weeks to confirm it works. If anyone has any questions, requests or suggestions to improve it, just message me on Etsy, or email me at awilkerson (at) blackhawkhardware (dot) com.
Next I put on the new hose connection. We will get in to a little history and of course we have pictures to share.
When I first got the saw it had the swivel hose connector and it would turn how ever it wanted. I really didn't like it. Here is a picture of it:
Then I read somewhere that they had a new and improved version that you could add to your saw. It had a fixed in place part and a swivel with detentes that connected to it. It was no where near strong enough to keep the hose from again doing as it liked.
I think this may come standard on some of the saws..........
The other issue was that you had to take the two parts apart to get it to fit in the case. I think you could buy a new liner that adjusted for that but I never did.
This is the new one that I hope will solve all these issues.
You can see the tab locations that hold it from turning. Once the cover is back on it is not going anywhere.
So far so good. Now to see if it will fit back in the systainer.
Yep, now when it warms a bit more and I can get back to doing some cutting we will give it the big test of actual use. I think it will do fine at that.
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I wish I had this product for my track saws back when I was using them on a daily basis!
It's a long shot that you would have enough interest to merit the work for development, but if so, I would love to have a fitting that would work on the old Porter Cable Model#314 4 1/2" trim saw. Years ago, Dino from Eureka Zone had a video on YT and he had fashioned an adapter for the PC#314. As far as I know, he never listed it for sale.
Sorry Dusty but not even close.
Have you tried some 90 degree or 45 degree couplers?
I now have my adapter from shopsmith dust port to festool hose but too cold to be playing with it. The festool hose is really flexible so I think this will be a better solution for me. But if there were an angled port coming out of the shopsmith it could be a lot better.