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    i have a flex connected to makita wet/dry vac . the problem is its throwing dust when sanding i have took the hose off at the sanding head and their plenty of suction . can any of you lads shed some light why its throwing dust ?

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    Some times they feel like they are sucking hard but they aint [ bit like my missus]

    Give it a good blow out with a air line including the hose & filter, normally does the trick.
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    Check the ribbed hose at the head for holes.

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    Is the dust coming from the Hoover or from the sander. Is it a new sander or could the brush skirt be worn down. Are you using dust bags. How often do you clean the filter. All these things can effect it

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    Quote Originally Posted by chester View Post
    i have a flex connected to makita wet/dry vac . the problem is its throwing dust when sanding i have took the hose off at the sanding head and their plenty of suction . can any of you lads shed some light why its throwing dust ?
    Sounds like you need a new brush skirt on the head

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    Quote Originally Posted by belmoreboy View Post
    Sounds like you need a new brush skirt on the head
    Thats exactly what fixed our problem. When you use a sander almost daily you don't notice brushes wearing down until a new set is fitted. New bags and filters would also make it suck the brass off a doorknob.
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    Quote Originally Posted by amestaper View Post
    Thats exactly what fixed our problem. When you use a sander almost daily you don't notice brushes wearing down until a new set is fitted. New bags and filters would also make it suck the brass off a doorknob.
    new bag and filter on order should get it next week sometime will see if that sorts it first if not new brushes . thanks lads

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