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by BSANDERS Nov 16, 2014
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Thanks for this design! My idea is to use your design to make a wall-mounted vacuum hose reel. Rockler sells these for about $150 US.

Making a hose reel is simple enough but the key part is the swivel which you have designed. You can buy non-bearing hose swivels for a few bucks but I fear that even with expected light use it would soon hang up. Also, some way is needed to attach one side of the swivel to the reel and the other to a fixed mounting plate.

Thanks for including the design files. I will need to either modify to take a smaller, 1 1/2 inch hose, or, just 3D print adapters which I have done in the past. I might try just "scaling" your design down, but, the bearing size may get weird. However, I see that plastic bearing are readily available on Ebay and cheap enough. Also, I will need to modify to add attachment points.

Even if I never get around to making the reel, I will probably print your design as-is since I have a home dust collection system that could benefit from using the swivel at the blast gate. Again, thanks!

Great idea, would you consider making one that used BBs instead of 1/4 inch ball bearings?

Thanks for this. I went and looked through your other stuff. Quite impressive. I downloaded this and when I opened it the scale was not right for some reason. What scale is it?

Glad you like it. The scale is English. If you want metric you can scale it up 25.4 times. I can up load in metric if you really need me to.