A constant irritation I experience in the shop is having the vacuum hose snag on something. Even suspended from a ceiling-mounted bungie, it will sometimes catch the end of the saw track (usually in mid-cut) or the edge of the table if I'm sanding and have given the hose too much slack.
Australian cabinetmaker David Stanton had the same problem, but solved it handily with this inexpensive fix (and no, it's not Festool-specific):
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I am so doing this. If anyone's in the same boat, I found braided sleeving, at least with the inside diameter I need for a little over a buck a foot on McMaster. They've got the heat-shrink tubing too, $13 and change for four one-foot lengths (the minimum buy). If anyone else has other sources in other regions, please do list in the comments.
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