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Rockler Introduces Dust Collection's "Missing Link"4/18
Universal Small Port Hose Kit connects to wide range of small power tools
Medina, MN – Rockler Woodworking and Hardware has developed a single dust hose kit that fits the vast majority of handheld power tools on the market, despite variations in the size and shape of their dust ports.
Until now, woodworkers and do-it-yourselfers had to buy multiple individual adapters or rig their own makeshift fittings to avoid the clouds of dust generated by plunge routers, belt sanders and other tools. The award-winning Dust Right Universal Small Port Hose Kit solves that problem. It features two sizes of swiveling hose ports equipped with innovative rubber ends that stretch to provide an airtight fit on a range of tool ports. The 1" and 11⁄2" inside-diameter ports are compatible across many popular brands – including Bosch, DeWalt, Festool, Porter-Cable and more – and even stretch to fit the oblong ports on some tools. They're also angled to provide hose clearance above the work surface.
"The Universal Small Port Hose Kit is the missing link in dust collection for handheld power tools," said Steve Krohmer, Rockler's vice president of product marketing and strategy. "The best way to control dust is to capture it at the source, and with this one kit you can connect virtually any small power tool in your shop to a standard shop vacuum or dust collector."
The kit, which has won an Innov8 award from Wood Magazine as one of the top eight innovative tools of 2015, also includes a flexible 11⁄2" inside-diameter hose that expands from 3 to 15 feet long. The combination of flexibility and expandability provides the extended reach often needed when working with handheld tools without adding the cumbersome bulk of a regular, non-expanding hose.
An included 21⁄4" outside-diameter swivel port connects the hose to standard shop vacuums, as well as to other Dust Right accessories such as the Dust Separator (45556) and Cord and Hose Holder (47321), both sold separately. The swiveling action of all three ports keeps the hose from twisting, making it easier for the user to move around while working.
No tools or hose clamps are required for connecting the ports to the hose. They reverse thread into the hose for an airtight friction fit.
The Dust Right Universal Small Port Hose Kit (48212) is priced at $39.99 and can be purchased at Rockler.com or Rockler Woodworking and Hardware stores nationwide, as well as through the Rockler catalog. For store locations or a free catalog, visit www.rockler.com or call 1-877-ROCKLER.