Keeping a long vacuum hose off the floor and out of the way when you aren’t using it can be a problem, and wrapping or coiling up a hose to hang it on a hook can take up a lot valuable shop space.
Rockler’s new Dust Right vacuum hose reel can can store up to 40 feet of 1-1/2″ vacuum hose in a compact package. The entire reel isn’t much wider than a 16″ stud bay and the steel frame has holes drilled for attaching the 30 pound reel to 16″ on-center studs.
When you mount it you can decide whether to orient the reel so the handle is on the left or right side. The 2-1/2″ OD vacuum outlet will then be located on the opposite side.
The reel hubs are made of foamed nylon. There’s a slot in the center of the hub to allow access to the vacuum outlet. Once the hose is attached you can just crank the reel and spool the hose onto it. To keep the hose from uncoiling by itself, the reel has a knob for adjusting the tension.
Rockler recommends that you use at least a 4 hp vacuum with the reel. You might be able to get away with using a lower powered vac if you use a shorter hose.
As stated before, although this is a reel for 1-1/4″ hose, it has a 2-1/2″ port for connecting to your vacuum, presumably because of the pressure loss due to the long length of corrugated hose. That also gives you more choices about how you connect the reel to your vacuum or dust extractor.
The Dust Right vacuum hose reel is priced at $150. If you order it online, there is a $10 additional shipping charge on top of any other shipping charges you’ll incur on a normal order.
You’ll need to supply your own hose. A 20′ hose is priced at $50, a 40′ is $100.
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