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I just got my K5, and it's really nice. However, I cannot find a nozzle to fit the vavuum port, and I can't locate an adapter to make it fit what is available. Woodcraft store just shrugged. Any solution to this?

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Barbara Dyer

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Theold extension tubes I had laying around from an old Shop Vac brand shop vac fits mine just right. I use a small shop vac and not the dust collector.

I found an adapter at Rockler.

Try Home Depot. Rigid makes some adapters. Search for "rigid vac adapters"

http://www.homedepot.com/s/rigid%2520vac%2520adapters?NCNI-5

PS---make accurate measurements of the port on your device---

take it with you to check the adaptors, to insure they'll fit.

I've seen some adaptors marker 1-1/2" and they measured 1-1/4" and

 visa versa.

Some of the workers at some of the stores tell you they're the same---

some don't know there's a different.

Akin to a 2x4, that measures 1-1/2 x 3-1/2".

BTW---if you have/find an adapter, that may be a little loose, 

you can simply make a fix by adding a wrap or two of masking tape, (blue or green), around the male end, to make a tigher fight.

You want to the fit to be "snug"---just so it doesn't vibrate loose, or easily come off.

Use a slight twisting motion to tighten/loosen.

 

This kit includes a 1" and 1-1/2" port adaptor.

The port on the Kreg is 1-1/4".

I use this adapter, on my shop vac to the Kreg ports.

http://www.rockler.com/shop-vac-dust-fitting-adapter-for-1-1-4-to-2...

I've also found adapters at vac supply stores.

Take your vac hose with you, when shopping, so as to get the correct match fit.


Robert Melrose said:

OK. Finally got a pic of my setup. I hope this helps.

That small shop vac is WAY more vac than you really need for the K5 port. I can feel the pull when I set the piece in place to be drilled.

[URL=http://s228.photobucket.com/user/BrightwoodTurnings/media/20170323_160629_zps5xb1metm.jpg.html][IMG]http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee217/BrightwoodTurnings/2017032...[/IMG][/URL]

Luckily I had recently purchased the Ridgid car cleaning kit and that hose fits.

The Rigid car cleaning kit uses a 1-1/4" hose, so I assume any 1-1/4" connectors would work (for those who don't have a nearby Home Depot.

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