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Dust collection hose8/5
It is time to replace the hoses for my Striebig Compact panel saw. Any input in where to get and what type of hose, I am looking for something a little more flexible than what came with the machine originally.
Also any ideas or pictures on where the flexible connects to the overhead rigid pipe, it seems to want to crack at that point before any other. I looked at those ball joint fittings but was looking for something a little cheaper, if possible.
My setup is that the rigid pipe comes across about 12' off the floor and the flex pipe connects to that and drops down it is where the rigid connects to the flex that the cracking happens.
Scott, A 20 mil thickness urethane hose should work well. Will not crack/split like PVC. Urethane is one of the toughest materials that flex hose is made from. Available in various mil thicknesses. 30 mil is used on moulders, larger CNC routers, and planers. 45 and 60 mil are typically used for trailer fill. 20 mil is commonly used in 4" diameter for panel saws and CNC's that require a 4" hose.
Scott, if you don't mind me asking, how long have you had your compact? I have a compact plus and I've had mine for almost five years and I haven't even thought about inspecting the hose.
I think mine is rigid pipe from above the control panel to the "caterpillar". I haven't examined the the hose in the caterpillar either. I don't do a ton of ripping on it either. I knock sheets in half and finish ripping them on a cabinet saw.
If you want the oem hose, (likely expensive), Colonial Saw is the importer for Striebig.
I have had the saw for 15 years, probably one of my best machine choices. I work on architectural doors day in and day out and have never had any problem with it. This is the first time I have had to change the hose.
Good to know.
My Striebig is easily one of the best purchases I've made. I haven't had a single issue with it yet. I've nothing but praise for that machine.
I 2nd the urethane hose. The thicker the hose the stiffer it will be to deal with but the longer it will last. We get our hose from Motion Industries. They have lots of outlets.