I have recently purchased a K5 to upgrade from my K3 and have noted that the vacuum port on the k5 is impossible to get a vacuum hose on it due to it being so close to the assembly. The port I had to purchase separate for my k3 was farther out from the body of the jig and would allow a vacuum with no problem.
Is anyone else have this problem?
With the swivel ability of the new dust collection port you should be able to maneuver it to allow you to properly attach your dust collection. Is there any way you can post some pictures of what you are referring to. This way I can get a better idea of the problems you are having.
I think I have discovered the problem but not sure what everyone else is doing. It appears that my vacuum connections are just too large to fit in the opening and too small to fit over the nozzle. It appears I need to find a smaller section of hose or a fitting to slide into the vacuum port on the jig.
I will tell you that our dust port is designed of of the dimensions of a 1 1/4" Shop Vac brand hose. They do have adapters to accommodate generic hoses and connections as well. I have also seen customers using duct tape to make up the gap in these connections.