When you’re building a dust collection system and you’re connecting a hose to the cabinet saw, you probably don’t need to remove the hose very often, so a regular hose clamp will do the job fine. But for a mobile tool, you might want a clamp that you can easily remove and replace without trying to find a nut driver (or wrestling with a slotted screwdriver).
EZ Release hose clamps from Peachtree Woodworking Supply are designed to be removed and replaced quickly and without tools by simply by squeezing the ears. These clamps fit over the hose when you squeeze the ears and constrict around the hose to keep it in place when you let go.
When I was at the Woodworking Show, on a lark I picked up a 2-1/2″ EZ release hose clamp. I found it really useful for my CNC where I need to periodically remove the hose from the dust boot.
Left Threaded vs Right Threaded Hose
One thing I discovered when I was using this clamp was that due to the direction the ends of the clamp overlapped, it fit better over left threaded hose than right threaded hose.
When it’s over the left threaded hose, you can see it follows the wire in the hose and sits in the gaps between the coils. The clamp will put pressure directly on the dust port, making a snug connection.
When it is over the right threaded hose, no matter how much you maneuver the clamp it will always go over one of the wire coils. While it still makes an okay connection, it is not nearly as snug as with the left handed hose.
You can purchase the EZ Release hose clamp in either 2-1/2″ or 4″ sizes. On the Peachtree website you can find the 2-1/2″ clamp for $1.80 and the 4″ clamp for $2.50. Shipping there is $6 for orders under $15.
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