$179.99 Each
Oversold Until 09/30/2019
Just pull out the hose to clean up—no need to drag along a clunky shop vacuum.

Dust Right® Shop Vacuum Hose Reel

Item #
52542
Rating:
80% of 100

Paired with a hose of sufficient length, our Shop Vacuum Hose Reel brings the benefit of a central vacuum cleaner to your shop. Rather than dragging along a clunky shop vacuum that's constantly tipping or getting caught on obstacles, you simply leave the vacuum against the wall and reel out up to 40' of hose, enough to easily span a 2-car garage. As opposed to a vacuum, hoses easily snake around corners and through narrow spaces. They are lightweight and comfortable to handle. Using a stationary vac with a long hose also lets you integrate a dust separator into your system without having to pull the additional bulk around. When you're finished cleaning, just reel up the hose with the integral crank.


Features:

  • Holds up to 40' of 1-1/2'' shop vacuum hose
  • Designed for standard 1-1/2'' hose, which accepts commonly available accessories
  • Tension knob is adjustable to keep the hose from uncoiling too easily
  • Sturdy steel frame is pre-drilled 16'' on center for mounting to two studs
  • May be installed with the crank oriented for either left- or right-handed users
  • Maximize performance with a dust separator without having to pull around the additional weight
  • Due to the length of the hose that this reel is designed for, your shop vacuum should have at least 4HP
  • The Shop Vacuum 1-1/2” hose will need a fitting on one end that is 2-1/4” OD.
  • Hose Port on the inside of the Hose Reel has a 2-1/4” ID.
  • The Hose Port on the outside of the Hose Reel has an OD of 2 1⁄2" and an ID of 2 1⁄4".
(1) Dust Right® Shop Vacuum Hose Reel
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number TA52542
Weight 33.2000
Tech Spec
  • Maximum Hose Length: 40'
  • Compatible Hose Diameter: 1-1/2''
  • Material: Steel with foamed nylon hubs
Technical Documents
Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Drilling, sawing, sanding or machining wood products can expose you to wood dust, a substance known to the State of California to cause cancer. Avoid inhaling wood dust or use a dust mask or other safeguards for personal protection. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/wood.
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Still working out the bugs
For 22 years I have produced hand made custom garage doors. I need to make good use of every inch of space in my shop and efficient dust collection has been an ongoing evaluation.
I had no wall space left for this reel except for a nook behind the table saw storage pocket. Can't reach crank so I adapted a 1/2 hp garage door operator head to the reel. Still have a bug or two to work out for "reel" automatic operation but it is already a great improvement and time saver. I can reach any point in my shop now with out rigging up several vac-hoses.
Old op. head takes #48 roller chain.
I adapted a bicycle chain sprocket to replace the crank handle.
It all fits into the tight space under the table saw extension.
The saw comes in and out as need and so does the vac hose through a chase in the table saw stand.
August 24, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Love the Hose Reel
Great product. It allows me to clean the shop without having to switch gates. It’s quick and easy to reel the hose back up.
August 14, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Great system
This reel is heavy duty and well built. I am already enjoying using it in my shop. Works great!!!
August 8, 2019
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Dust Right Vacuum Hose reel
I was pleasantly surprised at the high quality of this product. After years of dragging the vacuum hose around the shop, this is the perfect solution and probably adds a lot to shop safety. I installed 20 feet of the 1 1/2" hose and it works well with my shop vacuum for picking-up sawdust. However, I do use the shop vacuum for some tool dust collection and will try the 2 1/4" hose which fits nicely on the reel connector. I highly recommend this product.
August 2, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Satisfied
I am Satisfied
July 22, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Holds the 40' hose nicely
A bit heavy for moving to different wall placements. Finally rigged up my cart to hold everything and easily move things around. Works great and easy to attach to a variety of tools and tool stations.
July 21, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Shp Vac Hose reel
I use it in my woodworking shop where there is an abundance of dust and sawdust. I have it hooked to a shop vac and it works great.
July 9, 2019
Purchased
1 year ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Very well built...but,
I just purchased this vacuum reel today on sale for $120 and $80 for the 40 foot hose. It came with no assembly instructions, so I was on my own. Not a big deal seeing that it was fairly easy to figure out what went where. (It would have gone together much quicker if they made a little more room for the cap nuts that hold both circular ends to the black metal tube. A socket didn't work for me, but an open end wrench did. Not a deal-breaker. You could get by with flipping the bolt and nut end-for-end.)

Love it so far.
July 8, 2019
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Reel convenience!
Love this reel our hose! It built heavy duty and works great in my shop! No more bungee cords or tangled hose for me!
Overhead convenience. I can reach up anytime and reel out my vacuum hose and connect to bench tools.
Overhead convenience. I can reach up anytime and reel out my vacuum hose and connect to bench tools.
July 8, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Very solid, built to last
Assembly was pretty straight forward. I messed up as I was watching TV and not paying complete attention. Very well built, heavy construction.
July 5, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
Needed a convenient way to store a long vacuum hose.
David P on Aug 7, 2019
It's the perfect hose storage.
Gene D on Jul 31, 2019
Needed a convenient way to store a long vacuum hose.
David P on Aug 7, 2019
To keep from dragging a shop vac all over the shop.
Richard on Aug 1, 2019
It's the perfect hose storage.
Gene D on Jul 31, 2019
because you did not have them in stock at rockler in Rocklin
steve s on Jul 26, 2019
eliminate hose clutter
Herbert L on Jul 21, 2019
So I could park my shop vac in one place and stop dragging it around the shop.
Brett on Jul 16, 2019
Need to get garage organized
Christopher Martin T on Jul 14, 2019
I wanted one and it was on sale so my wife said I could get it.
Charles C on Jul 14, 2019
work easy
GARY L on Jul 9, 2019
Fair price, It will allow me to clean up the floor area where 40ft of Vac line would have been laying.
Kevin L on Jun 17, 2019
wind it up
gary d on Jun 6, 2019
convenience
JACK Y on Jun 4, 2019
This should help reduce the aggravation of dragging a shop vac across a cluttered workshop.
Randy F on Jun 2, 2019
Looking forward to saving floor space by eliminating my vacuum from the floor. This will save me from pushing my vacuum around my shop multiple times a day.
Ken Z on Jun 1, 2019
The most convenient way to store and reel up and out for quick and easy cleaning
Tirchian R on Mar 22, 2019
Quicker than moving shop vac from place to place.
enrique b j on Mar 15, 2019
Organize Work Shop vacum system
John V on Feb 25, 2019
Better than having a shop vac setting under foot
John T on Feb 14, 2019
Convenience and organization
Steve P on Jan 31, 2019
tired of winding up hose manually
ed v on Jan 20, 2019
Only one I found that meet my needs for my shop
Andy S on Jan 15, 2019
Husband's choice
Lucily S on Jan 10, 2019
Car detailing. Reel for my master blaster car dryer. Hopefully I can adapt it to work great with 1.5" connections???
David J D on Jan 8, 2019
Good place to store hose
Art S on Jan 8, 2019
convenience to store hose and keeping it off the floor
Clyde O on Jan 6, 2019
Efficiency!
Randy W on Jan 1, 2019
To help keep wood shop clean
Vicki W on Nov 19, 2018
clean up hoses
Mark O on Jul 20, 2018
With the separater and a 40ft hose, is there any other way to go?
GARY A on Jul 12, 2018
Price On sale
John M on May 17, 2018
Saw it on DIY Tyler's youtube channel.
Michael H on May 15, 2018
For better control of the hose.
John J on May 12, 2018
trying to keep as much off the floor as possible
Vince M on Mar 11, 2018
Wanted it
Kathleen B on Jan 25, 2018
compact...place to keep hose out from under feet.
Edwin S on Jan 14, 2018
Friend bought and recommended it
CHAD D J on Dec 8, 2017
Help with keeping a small workspace organized and clean
Cathleen H on Dec 5, 2017
Husband wants it
Theresa P on Nov 2, 2017
Liked it for my garage vac
James M on Oct 29, 2017
should be good in shop
jim c on Oct 16, 2017
Husband wanted this for his workshop as a birthday gift.
Deborah H C on Jul 18, 2017
wood workers mag
Mark M on Jul 10, 2017
ease of use and shop organization
Frank V on May 26, 2017
Keeps hose off floor and out of the way.
david h on May 15, 2017
I like to be organized.
Mike H on May 7, 2017
Needed for shop rework project.
Frederick H on Apr 23, 2017
an organized shop is a productive shop
Darryl H on Apr 19, 2017
to store hose and ease use of vacuum in shop
Stewart D on Mar 14, 2017
The convenience of this seems like a great idea compared to dragging my shopvac around my small shop
Vernon S on Feb 26, 2017
Great item to organize your shop hose and only use the length of hose you need
Debra K on Feb 20, 2017
To keep from dragging a shop vac all over the shop.
Richard on Aug 1, 2019
because you did not have them in stock at rockler in Rocklin
steve s on Jul 26, 2019
Is the unit designed for 1.5 inch hose only or is it possible to connect a 2.5 inch hose to it?
Bruce J on Dec 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: With the right adapter, any size will work, however the blue 1.5" hose they recommend probably gives you the optimum range and flexibility. Most 2.5" hoses I'm familiar with are a little stiff- hard to crank on reel and go around corners.
Where can you find 40 feet of hose in one piece for sale???
Woodworkjohn on Dec 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This is available at http://www.rockler.com/dust-right-heavy-duty-shop-vacuum-hose-kits
I just bought a 20 ft 2.5 hose. If it holds 40 feet of 1.25 would it hold 20 feet of 2.5??
Denise K on Dec 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The hose sold intended for the reel comes with the shop vac connector. If you have a shop vac connector for that hose, I don't see why not. However, the opening in the reel connection point (to the hose) is the size of a 1-1/2" hose; I don't know if you want to reduce the air flow from a 2.5" hose. However, it is a shop vac connection point, so it would fit; but you might need a larger hose clip.
What size is the port on the dust collector side? Can I use my regular 4" dust collector hose, or will I need an adapter? Thank you
Stan V on Dec 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It is a standard shop vac port connection. No, a 4" hose would not fit on this reel; you could connect a 2.5" hose & shop vac port and adapt to your 4" vacuum/hose.
What are the dimensions completely assembled?
Roger G on Jan 29, 2017
BEST ANSWER: It is 25 1/2" wide including the hand crank and hose connection. It extends 18 1/2 " from the wall and is 14" tall. I am very happy with mine and would recommend this.
Does this system work with Fein or Festool vacuums?
BartScott on Aug 5, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I found I can use any vacuum as long as there is an adapter to fit the 1.5 to 2 inch hose. The vacuum performs best at hp rates over 5 Currently using a shop vac 6.5 hp 14 gallon unit. Seems after all my efforts this unit is the most versatile for my shop.
Is there significant suction loss over 40' of flexible hose?
I am interested in the 40' hose (Item #: 50669) to use in the Dust Right® Shop Vacuum Hose Reel (Item #: 52542) but I'm worried that my shop vac will lose too much suction over that length of flexible hose.
crowbar45 on Mar 31, 2017
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BEST ANSWER: I have an old Fein Turbo II vacuum with an attached Dust Deputy. I purchase 20' of the Rockler 2" hose and then added the 16' of the Fein hose which I believe is about 1-1/2 ". There is a little loss in suction but it still picks up dust and 1/2 dia. chunks of wood through the floor attachment. I suspect the people that say they have too much suction loss do not have a high quality vacuum.
What are the actual dimensions of the reel and its mounting plate, i have a limited amount of space to mount it in ?
Big ed on Mar 21, 2018
is the vacuum suction port 4"?
lynn m on Feb 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, but you can purchase a adapter to go from 4" to 2" so you use a bigger vaccum system.
Previous comments state that there is whistling / air leak and modifications were made to reduce this noise. Could the fix be described here?
mid dave on Aug 13, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I can't be much help, I purchased this item some time ago but have not installed it yet, my shop is packed with so much stuff I am having trouble finding a spot for it.
years ago I bought a 3/4 HP with a 12’ 4” hose. It works OK with sawdust and hooked up to table saw bottom but weak on long reach floor clean up. How much HP is needed for 40’ at 1.5 hose?
William P on Jun 24, 2019
BEST ANSWER: I have 50 feet of 1.5 inch hose with rocklers reel. I have a 3.5 hp shop vac with a oneida dust deputy attached. It works great for my router table. Small cleanup around the shop.. collecting dust from hand saunters and grinders. My larger machines with 4 inch ports. Are hooked up to a 3 hp cyclone dust collector with 6 inch pipe all the way to the machine then reduced to 4 inch at the machine. I don't think that 1.5 inch hose will be enough to handle 4 inch ports no matter what the horsepower.
What are external dimensions of the reel? I have limited width and height.
Jerry C on Jun 19, 2019
BEST ANSWER: 18" H (wheel and bracket together)
18" W (not counting handle and hose coming from hookup)
32" W (including handle and hose coming from hookup)
I have owned this unit for over a year and really like it. I have a 20' section of hose on it and would like to add another 20' section. Is there a fitting available that will splice two sections of 1-1/2" hose?
Steve on May 25, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes. I found the coupler at EVCO house of hose. The sell all types of hoses for every use. The connector was a few dollars. I now have 40 feet of hose. I works great!
Do you offer a retractable hose reel that can hang from the ceiling?
Kurt S on Dec 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: This item is not well suited for a ceiling mount. It is an excellent product which needs to be mounted on the wall. I use it every time I am in the shop. I purchased an additional 25' of hose which allows me to use it for my cars in the garage. I have no regrets regarding this product.
It looks like this is intended for a shop vac. Will it work with a 5hp dust collector? I'm concerned about the lack of suction comments.
Art on Jul 4, 2019
Can this work with a dust collecter?
Larry C on Jan 3, 2019
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