I love everything about my wet-dry vacuum, except that I bought it, specifically, for use with my miter saw and discovered that the vacuum hose is too big for the back of the port.

Plastic adapters let you attach the hose to the saw, but I’ll just make one using an old bicycle inner tube.

I took a pair of scissors and just cut a section about 3 or 4 inches long. I’m going to use it to connect the hose to the saw.

You can take the little section of inner tubing and fold back the end — that makes it easier to slip onto the hose.
You then take the other end and put it on the vacuum port.

Now when you hook it up, and you go to make a cut with the saw, all you need to do to collect all that dust is flip on the vacuum.

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Joe Truini

Joe Truini

Radio Show Co-Host

Joe Truini is a contractor, author, and the host of “Simple Solutions” on Today’s Homeowner TV and the weekly Today’s Homeowner radio show. He has worked on both large commercial projects and residential remodeling, and has written for national publications such as This Old House and Popular Mechanics. He has also written eight books, including three best-selling shed-building books. Joe lives in Connecticut with his family and enjoys hiking, traveling, and baseball in his spare time.

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