I like to beat dust and wood chips by capturing them right at the source. So I built the flexible drill-press dust-collection system shown at right with a few feet of heavy-gauge electrical wire and a jumbo hose clamp. (Look for this clamp in the automotive or plumbing aisle at your hardware store.)
For this application, I found that solid-copper wire offers the best combination of strength and flexibility, allowing me to easily position the hose's nozzle. You can use either insulated or bare copper wire.
--John Patrician, Abington, Mass.