This is a semi-rigid hose which stays put when bent into shape. Amongst its various properties is its ability to change diameter over a range of about plus or minus 20mm when twisted in either clockwise or anti-clockwise directions. This means that a short length suitably adjusted for diameter can be used to adapt between hoses and machine outlets of different sizes. Another useful application is as a dust collector on a lathe or a bench-mounted machine with a short length of the hose being connected to the end of the extractor hose and positioned close to where the dust is generated. Available in grey, choose from a selection of diameters in lengths of 1 metre.
27 April 2018
Very good hose if you don't need too tight a radiusThe hose works really well. Whichever twist or bend you give it, it stays put - as the name suggests. However, it's more rigid than I'd imagined. 'Tight' turns are definitely not possible and with 'tight' I really don't mean <45° turns. I needed it for my drill press. The dust extraction duct I need to connect it to is a terminal near the wall but I needed to lengthen the duct and move my drill press away from the wall a bit to be able to use this. Couldn't get the turn I needed otherwise. I was thinking of also using another such hose on my band saw but would need an even tighter bend so am not going to try that. Of course, it *is* a semi-rigid hose so it could be expected.
25 November 2017
God bit of kitDoes what it says. Stays put. A bit expensive I thought, otherwise great for lathe work as you can position it where you want it.