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Dust Collector to Shop-Vac Hose Adapter

by yergacheffe, published

Dust Collector to Shop-Vac Hose Adapter by yergacheffe Jul 28, 2012

Description

This is a vacuum hose adapter that allows a Shop-Vac 45mm hose to connect to a Kent CNC dust collector which has a 4" diameter vacuum port.

The Kent CNC dust collector I just purchased has a threaded 4" vacuum hose connection, so this has an interior thread on the 4" section that fits directly onto it very snugly.

The other end allows a push-fit onto the 1.75" hose from my Shop-Vac.

I largely work in SolidWorks these days, so that's the CAD file format uploaded here.

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I don't sell them, but anyone who cares to can print them out and sell them if they'd like. The only caution is that I had to alter the sizes of each end a few times to get the best possible fit, so it might be fairly sensitive to how the machine is calibrated.

This is a great adapter setup - Do you sell these?

The dust shoe has made an incredible difference. Even hooked up to a relatively weak shop-vac it collects nearly all the dust from my CNC router. The workshop is pristine now instead of covered in particles.

I was putting off buying one for a long time because I planned to make one myself, but I'm very glad I got it. I would definitely recommend it!

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Instructions

I printed this on my Replicator at 0.25mm layer height. I oriented it vertically with the 4" section on the build platform.

The loft and threads were designed at a gradual enough angle to be printed without support material. If you slice thicker than 0.25mm the push-fit ridges on the 1.75" end might give you trouble.

The instance pictured here was printed with no raft, no support, 10% infill on a 120C HBP in black ABS. I had no issues with warping or lack of sticking and no strings in the overhangs or threads.

I've had much more success printing a variety of things since leveling my HBP with thingiverse.com/thing:23257 from phineasjw. It's brilliant.

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daveman918 on Nov 3, 2012 said:

This is a great adapter setup - Do you sell these?

yergacheffe on Nov 3, 2012 said:

I don't sell them, but anyone who cares to can print them out and sell them if they'd like. The only caution is that I had to alter the sizes of each end a few times to get the best possible fit, so it might be fairly sensitive to how the machine is calibrated.

RyGuy on Aug 7, 2012 said:

Nice mod! How do you like your KentCNC dust shoe?? Would you recommend it??

yergacheffe on Aug 12, 2012 said:

The dust shoe has made an incredible difference. Even hooked up to a relatively weak shop-vac it collects nearly all the dust from my CNC router. The workshop is pristine now instead of covered in particles.

I was putting off buying one for a long time because I planned to make one myself, but I'm very glad I got it. I would definitely recommend it!

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