Finding shop vac hoses and adapters should be easy but after visiting ***** and HomeDepot and not finding the correct ones, I decided to bring the old hose end fitting to Sears. What the descriptions online and on product boxes don't tell you is the culprit. My shop vac takes 2-1/2" hose but the hose end piece that fits into the shop vac is actually 2-1/4" diameter. What I needed was 2-1/4" dia. on one end of hose and the other end 2-1/4" dia. piece to fit into my cut-off saw. This Craftsman CM Hose Replacement uses a 2-1/2" dia. hose but has one end with 2-1/4" dia. rotating end piece and the other end utilizes a clever (provided) adapter with snap ring with the proper 2-1/4" dia. tube end piece that rotates to prevent hose from twisting. There are 2 other adapter/coupler provided which I didn't need. This product is well made and fits my needs at a great price. My best advice for buying hoses/adapters is to make sure one brings the pieces with you to the store so you get the right piece the first time. Sales assistants will then be able to help you.
this hose has an incredibly LOUD whistle, deafening really. DON'T BUY!!!! 6gal3hp shop vac.
This replacement made my shop vac new again. Easy to connect, bends easily and is long enough to allow some mobility.
None of the adapters worked with my craftsman vac. Typical Sears experience.
Mine was old & cracked, the new 1 ***** up everything, I had to get my dresser out of there after I finished vacuuming my bedroom-LOL, jus kidding it works Great.