Have you ever accidentally ripped a dust-collector hose and found yourself wishing you had a connector to fix it? Or have you ever wanted to connect a couple of shorter dust-collector hoses to give you extra reach but didn’t have the connector to do the job? Well, maybe you did after all. It’s a good bet you have a 1-lb. coffee can sitting around your shop full of nails or other hardware. Just cut off the bottom of the can and–voila!–instant 4"-diameter dust-collector connector.