Review: 2 1/2″ TO 2 1/4″ REDUCER FOR DUST COLLECTION By Peachtree Woodworking – PW449

2 1/2″ TO 2 1/4″ REDUCER FOR DUST COLLECTION By Peachtree Woodworking – PW449

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The 2 1/2″ to 2 1/4″ reducer reduces in a smaller increment that normal, it only steps down a 1/4″ of an inch. The reason for this is, specific machinery setups like Shop-Vac can use this fitting as a plug for the hose assembly.

  • Reduces in a smaller increment than normal reducers.
  • Steps down by only a 1/4″.
  • Machinery setups like Shop-Vac can use this fitting as a plug adaptor
  • Sturdy ABS plastic construction

List Price: $ 7.25

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  1. Anonymous
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Straightforward purchase, May 30, 2013
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    Pardon the pun on the title of the comment, but this is really a no brainer purchase for those of us looking at this. This is made with standard plastic connecting material that does exactly what it is supposed to. Plastic is high quality and not brittle.

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  2. Anonymous
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    Fits perfect, May 1, 2013
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    Greg M (Seattle) –

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    Used this to adapted my Dayton Shop Vac to the 2-1/2″ standard. Just put it where the hose connected before. Perfect!

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  3. Anonymous
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    Vacuum system, April 28, 2013
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    with this little gadget I was able to incoorporate some of my parts from my old system with little to know cost…

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  4. TheBearwithchainsaws

    Just out of interest here…what shop would this be?

  5. askwoodman

    Thanks for your comments, but I do not allow profanity on my channel. I will give you an opportunity to amend your posts, but if you don’t I will remove it. Thanks. Allan

  6. HENJAM48

    very useful… your a good teacher for non-metric-using, wrong-side-of-the-road-driving woodworker. Thanks! ?

  7. Will McKnight

    If you do misalign, lacquer thinner in a squirt bottle will save you a huge headache, a little messy but so much faster. Let it dry, sand any lumpy glue and reapply.

  8. askwoodman

    I am still waiting on Larry’s demo.

  9. askwoodman

    That is a good point about the junk that come off of sticks. I try to only use really well milled pieces of maple, mahogany or other good hardwood. But since I primarily do woodwork these sticks fortunately are always around in my shop. The Kraft paper idea sounds interesting too.

  10. isneezeintwos

    I strongly disagree with Larry1942Will. Trying to do it free hand is very risky unless you have a large piece of laminate and a small wooden panel to glue to.

    Trying to separate a misaligned piece of laminate takes tons of labor and time! A little time spent preparing is absolutely necessary in laminate work. It pays off big time and saves you from wasting effort and money from trying to remove a misaligned piece.

    Be clean, orderly and careful with this process because it does not forgive.

  11. isneezeintwos

    I use two sheets of Kraft paper instead of sticks. It lays flat between each surface to be glued. Once you have lined up the laminate piece, with a little pressure on it slowly pull out one side of the kraft paper. Press this down so it sticks, then do the same on the other side. It is easier to line up the laminate piece because you really only have one chance to do it right. I have had problems with wooden sticks or dowel rods because they occasionally drop dust or debri on the glue.

  12. deleetmeeh

    I concur. Gotta love the constructive attitude. From my experience all the cabinet guys I’ve worked with use dowels or sticks for laminate. Larry sounds like a get it done guy where as Allan is a get it done with quality guy.

  13. askwoodman

    Five extra minutes once or twice a year? My method ensures no chance for a positioning mistake for someone who only occasionally does laminate just for shop fixtures. I will continue to use the sticks. I see you have no content. Why don’t you make a video showing your expertise for us all to learn from?

  14. Larry Will

    Why? It’s slower, time is $!

  15. manholewisdom

    hey pleaase make a video of that , sounds like a good trick.

  16. askwoodman

    I will “stick” to my method.

  17. Larry Will

    It’s pointless to use the sticks on laying laminate. A waste of time. Guys here lay 4×8 sheets free hand. Position one corner with the laminate curled back with the other hand guide the sheet down a long the edge as you go. You’d get trained or fired if you used sticks in my shop!

  18. Steven Nicholls

    no problem at all mate, happy to help!

  19. askwoodman

    Excellent tips. People who read this thread will surely find the information you shared very useful. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and taking the time post here. Allan

  20. Steven Nicholls

    yes it should do, we use a spray on contact adhesive at work from tuskbond, not sure what type of glue your using but you can always give it a try. another tip aswell if your doing edges then a top, once you’ve trimmed the edge laminate flush dont sand the sharp edge off it, glue the top on and the joint will be seemless. then just take the edge off your top!

  21. askwoodman

    Will the hot iron method work on glue that that has long since cured?

  22. askwoodman

    Thanks for answering this. My skill level with laminate if pretty much just based on flat work surfaces. Thanks for helping. Allan

  23. Steven Nicholls

    i assume you want to laminate the edges of the top then the top itself? you would have to do that in seperate applications. say your top is 18mm thick cut strips of laminate about 22mm thick and glue them to an edge of your top. trim it off flush then glue the top on. take care where your edges are going to be though. for example you wouldnt want to glue the top on then the edges beacuse if you looked directly at the top you would see the edges.

  24. Steven Nicholls

    a tip instead of using spirits to remove the laminate get a hot iron on the laminate which should melt the glue under it and carefully pull the laminate back up, obviously dont pull too hard as the laminate could snap but it is a quicker and cheaper way to remove glued laminate

  25. Huang Danny

    Thanks for the informative video.. now I have a quick question, how is it done to cover the entire perimeter on the outer rim of the top? Do you simply cut a bigger piece and make a 90 degree bent and apply cement around the rim of the bench top? How would you then be able to trim the excess off??

  26. askwoodman

    Glad you found some useful info here. I am by no means a laminate expert, but I just wanted to show a technique that has worked for me for make shop fixtures. Thanks for watching and taking your time to comment.

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