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  • De Forest, WI
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K5 VACUUM
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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…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Russ Adams Apr 30.

 

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Russ Adams replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"I found a adapter that fits the K5 (a bit tightly but it fits). GIBTOOL 35mm to 32mm Vacuum Hose Adapter. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01FF21RN6/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o00_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 The other end fits the…"
Apr 30
Russ Adams replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"I'm having the same problem with the K5. I do have a small shop vac that fits, but I'm trying to get my dust collection system to fit. I need a 1 1/4" male to 1 1/2" male adapter. Any suggestions?"
Apr 29
Mike Veltri replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"Good day, I just bought the K5 master system and the dust collection port works great. I have my ridgid shop vac hooked up and it leaves no shavings from the K5. I see some people must be having issues or this post would not exist, so I thought I…"
Mar 24
Humphrey Dunn replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
Mar 1
Dave Johnson replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"Costco was selling a mini-vac by Porter-Cable for awhile that fits the K5 vacuum port."
Feb 17
Dave Johnson replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"The K5 has a vacuum port of a size that fits the hose of the Porter-Cable mini-vac that Costco was selling for awhile."
Feb 16
Chris Coates replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"I am using a Sears canister vac at my basement workbench/Kreg station.  I removed the extension from the nozzle and have a “gas pump” like handle that presses perfectly into the adapter.  The handle gives me really good control…"
Jan 7
Glen S replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"My DC setup for the K5. Like I mentioned before the smaller shop vac gets everything out on every hole every time. There's not enough vacuum to make moving the piece hard yet it does a fantastic…"
Oct 9, 2018
Luis Torcida replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"I started a big kitchen cabinet project and all joinery is made with kreg screws. I own the K5 and did try (struggle) to use the dust collection.In my opinion the attachment is poorly designed, too short and detaches easily at the slightest hose…"
Oct 7, 2018
Glen S replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"The older ShopVac brand hoses with the 12" solid ends are all you need for the K5. They slip right into the port on the K5 & pull all the chips out. I've never had a problem with mine using that older hose. I also have it hooked to a…"
May 15, 2018
KregCS replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"Tim,  The issue you are referring to is due to your dust collection hose trying to attach over the outside of the dust collection attachment.  It is designed to go inside of the opening allowing the friction of this joint to hold it in…"
May 14, 2018
Tim Hill replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"I will reply.  First let me say I am a big fan of Kreg products and I own several.  Now I regretfully must say the dust port on the K5 is a big fail.  In fact, I can't believe it passed any kind of consumer test prior to…"
May 12, 2018
KregCS replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"Chris,  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…"
Sep 28, 2016
chris cotter replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"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…"
Sep 28, 2016
KregCS replied to chris cotter's discussion 'K5 VACUUM'
"Chris,  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…"
Sep 27, 2016
chris cotter posted a discussion

K5 VACUUM

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?See More
Sep 27, 2016

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Kreg Jig K4, Kreg Jig K5, Pocket-Hole Plugs, Pocket-Hole Screw Kit, Bench Clamps, Corner Clamps, Right Angle Clamp
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Advanced DIYer
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