I have a flexible hose attached to my dust collector so that I can direct the hose where it is most effective. To help keep it in place, I tied a large donut-shaped magnet to the end of the hose. Now I can easily attach the hose to any part of the lathe when sanding or to any other tool that is producing dust. When not in use, the magnet helps keep the hose out of the way.
~ Mary Carol Meinken