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petro1head04/05/2020 17:43:21
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Use my vac for scarf however the corigted tube troops the swarm and blocks it

just wondering if anyone else has/had the problem and managed to find suitable smooth tube

DC31k04/05/2020 17:49:09
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If you put the words 'smooth bore vacuum hose' into Google, you may find something that will meet your needs.

Are they swarm troopers? Today is, after all, Star Wars day.

Edited By DC31k on 04/05/2020 17:54:01

petro1head04/05/2020 17:55:52
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Is it, did not know

Speedy Builder504/05/2020 18:03:42
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get a large bore hose and use a smaller nozzle on it. That way, you limit the size of swarm entering the hose.

Michael Gilligan04/05/2020 18:30:16
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Posted by petro1head on 04/05/2020 17:55:52:

Is it, did not know

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May the fourth be with you [he lisped]

DC31k04/05/2020 19:53:51
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Forgot to say that if you do buy a replacement, check the direction in which it is wound. The hose generally screws into the fittings each end and some hoses are wound left hand (thread) and some are wound right hand. Hence, for it to work with the existing connections, the hand has to be the same.

Peter G. Shaw04/05/2020 20:06:28
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In the 1980's I bought a Vax 4000 wet/dry vac. It would pick up anything that would physically fit down the tube - swarf, stones, water, you name it, and down it went. At some point the tube, or maybe the handle, can't remember which broke so I bought a replacement from our local hardware shop. From that moment on, bits of "stuff" would wedge, usually where the hose entered the handle, and eventually block the tube. The cause was an un-smooth transition from the handle to the tube. What I did was to remove the locking ring and rely on the Vax's suction power to keep the two parts together. If it blocked up, it was then a simple matter to pull the hose out of the handle, clear the blockage, and replace.

You don't actually need smooth tube if you do what I did, and still do today.

Peter G. Shaw

ChrisB04/05/2020 21:00:37
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Milling chips are fine for my shopvac, but curly swarf will get tangled up down the pipe and it's a nightmare to clear up. I would like to find a smooth flex tube for it. I also got a cyclone filter which I plan to connect to the shopvac to avoid using too much filter bags. Trial tested it and works fine.

petro1head05/05/2020 08:02:01
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As suggested, good old Google

Smooth bore

not done it yet05/05/2020 08:50:56
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A perhaps inconvenient (for some) extra might be an expansion box of some sort just before the corrugated hose to house a suitable coarse mesh that would a) catch the larger curly bits before blocking the long hose, b) allow easy cleaning of the short (straight) nozzle section, c) possibly reduce the amount of smaller bits going to the vac and d) collect those odd bits that you wish you had not vacc’ed up (small nuts and bolts,etc).

Running around the area to be cleaned with a magnet inside a plastic bucket can quickly pick up quite a lot of the swarf, before using the vac. No good for non-ferrous, mind.🙂

The expansion collector is on my list for 3-D printing ——- in the future.🙂

Edited By not done it yet on 05/05/2020 09:09:36

petro1head05/05/2020 09:10:11
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Yeh thought of that but I try to stick to ally

not done it yet05/05/2020 09:12:37
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Posted by petro1head on 05/05/2020 09:10:11:

Yeh thought of that but I try to stick to ally

Buy, or make, some good chip-breaker cutters and learn how to avoid the stringy spirals?

Peter G. Shaw05/05/2020 09:20:31
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On reflection, I don't usually use it for long lengths of stringy swarf, preferring instead to pull it off by hand and dump it in the waste bin - an old bucket. In any case, the Vax won't pull it off the lathe once it gets tangled around the work/toolpost, cutting tool etc. On the other hand, by using the small nozzle, nicked off a redundant Hoover vac, the Vax will pick up a bundle of whatever on the end of the nozzle: this can then be dumped in the aforementioned bin by manually removing it from the nozzle.

Peter G. Shaw

Meunier05/05/2020 17:26:19
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Posted by petro1head on 05/05/2020 08:02:01:

As suggested, good old Google

Smooth bore

Have recently ordered grease-gun and grease from those guys in your link, good service.

DaveD

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