Tips & Tricks: Dust Hose Adapter

I managed to lose the shop vacuum adaptor that I used with my random orbit sander. Rather than turning my shop upside down to find it or buy a replacement, I made my own from a piece of 8/4 stock. I drilled a series of 7/8" holes into one side to fit the tool’s dust port. For the vacuum hose, I drilled a 1-1/2" hole into the opposite end. A few bandsaw cuts helped contour the piece to a less bulky shape. I’m pleased to report my shop-made version stays connected at least as well as the original.

—Steve McCoy, Werleys Corner, PA

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