Mirka DA ros dust extraction hose - which one?

  1. julianf

    julianf Member

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    So I have an old Mirka 650 DA sander. Pnumatic.

    I accquired it used, without attatctratchments.

    Currently I have a bit of inch wire wound suction hose shoved onto the dust port.

    This hose is supposed to be for sucking up liquids. It's heavy, inflexible etc. It's not the tool for the job!

    Do I -

    A) buy one of mirka's many different hoses (which one, I'm not sure I know) at a minimum of £40 it seems.

    Or

    B) buy some of that black spiral stuff (or somthing else - suggestions welcome!) off eBay for a fraction of the cost and run with that.


    In truth, if there was an obvious offering from Mirka id probably just get that, but I find their products just as confusing, so it's not like I can just buy an overpriced bit of hose and the job is done anyway!

    Thank you.
     
  2. grim_d

    grim_d Unlikeable idiot.

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  3. julianf

    julianf Member

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    The port on the sander is 25mm od.

    I'd need some sort of adapter, which isn't unthinkable, but might be nicer if I just stick with 25mm bore?
     
  4. Sam` Member

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    I use a flexible washing machine hose , replacement part on my ROS's , I have two each has a 25mm rubbery collet on the ends , cost me about £2 each at the hardware shop , 2 metres long , grey .

    https://www.screwfix.com/p/washing-machine-drain-hose-2-5m-x-21mm/71062

    the same as most my tools , I never get conned for a labled extraction hose , Just strip old hoover flex's when at the skip / dump
     
  5. eLuSiVeMiTe

    eLuSiVeMiTe Member

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    These go straight in a standard sprial pipe.
    Work perfectly.
     
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  6. Look up koi carp pond hose. I got 5 metres for less than the mirka hose. I'd recommend to stick with 25mm as its less cumbersome and still flows plenty.
    The advantage of the mirka hose is it has a fitting to plug into your vacuum easily. I have a mirka hose too and it is very slightly more flexible than the pond hose but not a lot in it.
     
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