Gary Katz

Gary Katz, who presents the Trim Carpentry clinic at JLC Live, runs the vacuum hoses for his power tools through Flexo PET sleeves. Made by Techflex from braided PET yarn in various sizes and colors, the nonabrasive sleeves prevent hoses from snagging and damaging work. Katz has also sleeved a hose and detachable Festool cord together, which keeps the cord out of the way and can be quickly transferred to a companion tool. Flexo PET sleeves expand up to 150%, but Katz prefers a loose fit that easily slips over hoses and cords. He then secures the sleeves with gaffers tape. —Bruce Greenlaw is a contributing editor to JLC.

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