Good source for flexible vacuum hose?

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CastIrony
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Good source for flexible vacuum hose?

Post by CastIrony » Mon Mar 09, 2015 11:47 pm

While waiting for my Shapeoko to ship, I'm planning my dust collection system. One thing I wasn't counting on is how difficult it is to find cheap, flexible vacuum cleaner hose. The one that came with my shop vac is really stiff, which is alright for manual cleanup, but I don't think will work well mounted to a CNC carriage.

Has anyone found a cheap source for a flexible vacuum cleaner hose, in the 1"-1.5" range?
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fl0yd
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Re: Good source for flexible vacuum hose?

Post by fl0yd » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:28 am

I'm on a mobile so I can't grab the link, but I bought 25' of swimming pool hose off of Amazon for roughly $20 shipped 18' of 1.25" hose for $17 shipped.

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Re: Good source for flexible vacuum hose?

Post by Woodworker » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:52 am

What diameter are you looking for? Woodcraft has some Semi transparent light weight hose that is super flexible. I hade it on my SO2 until I started to grade.
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Re: Good source for flexible vacuum hose?

Post by Woodworker » Tue Mar 10, 2015 12:55 am

Sorry, here is the link for 2.5", it also comes in 4".
http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/151250 ... -Hose.aspx
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