Earlier this year Rockler came out with this new Dust Right Cord and Hose Hook, a single hanger accessory that helps manage your dust collection hose, air hose, and extension cords. It mounts to the wall and keeps your hoses and cords up off the ground, safe and out of the way.
Rockler Dust Right cord and hose hooks are fastened to the wall with either screws or nails. There are 3 mounting holes, and each hanger gives you 4 different hooks for organizing your hoses and cables.
There is also a hook at the top, for hanging the bracket over a nail or screw to temporarily keep your hoses and cords in check.
The large hook on the bottom is sized to fit a 4″ dust hose. Notches in the sides allow you to use a rubber band or zip tie to keep the hose from popping out of the hook.
The medium sized hook can fit several of air hoses of practically any size. It also has notches on both sides for securing the hoses in place.
There are 2 smaller hooks, sized for holding power or extension cords.
The Dust Right hangers are made from glass-filled nylon for strength and rigidity. It’s 16″ long and it stands off the wall by about 5-1/2″. Rockler claims the bracket has an overall width of 1-7/8″, but that has to be a mistake. Looking at the pictures, I might believe it to be 7/8″ wide.
Here’s the bad news, these brackets cost $10 each, and you’ll probably need several of them. But, if you buy 3, the price drops to $9 each.
Rockler introduced this cord and hose hook about a month and a half ago, but I was reluctant to post about it. At the time, these brackets were priced at $15, and that’s just for a single bracket.
Either they got wiser, or they found a way to cut some costs, because Rockler dropped the price to $10. This price is more competitive, but still pretty high.
In contrast, I can go to Lowes, Home Depot, or Menards, and buy a 4″ plastic pipe hanger for around $1. Of course this will only hold the 4″ dust collection hose, but you could purchase a smaller sized pipe hanger for your air hoses and cords, and still have money left over before you hit the price of just one Dust Right Hose and Cord Hook.
These cheap pipe hangers might not be as elegant, and the PVC hangers certainly won’t be as strong as Rockler’s glass-reinforced nylon hangers, but you’ll have some extra cash in your pocket – a lot more if you have a big shop.