Workshop Floor Sweep Attachment

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Workshop Floor Sweep Attachment

How much are you willing to pay for 1 meter of plastic tube with a handle and a nozzle, $40 – $50?

Well I was not willing to spend that much for a floor gulper, so I gave it try to make one.

I had a piece of left over tube, added 45 angle elbow, a piece of ¼ MDF scrap to make the nozzle, wooden handle and a UPVC strip head shaped around the tube and that’s it.

Works like a charm, give it a try costs not so much.

Now you’ll have no excuse not to keep your workshop clean LOL

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#1 posted 06-19-2013 05:00 PM

Very clever, I like saving money where I can. I’m wondering if using you DC to vacuum the floor would cause any problems. I think that most DCs have an impeller fan between the mouth of the hose and the bag – wondering if picking up a piece of wood, or screw off the floor might damage the blades. Just thinking out loud.

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#2 posted 06-19-2013 05:13 PM

cajunpen you are right to worry about the blades. Because I do use the DC to vacuum the floor, personally I made it a habit not leave anything on the floor that might damage the DC blades. If I drop a screw, nut, washer, immediately I mast find it and pick it up.

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions !!!

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#3 posted 06-19-2013 06:32 PM

I also use the dust collector to sweep the floor. I put a cyclone between the collector and the hose to collect any debris before it gets to the impeller. Works great, and I almost never have to change the bag on the dust collector.

-- Evil can only thrive when good men do nothing.......E. Burke

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#4 posted 06-19-2013 07:18 PM

My mom use to always complain to my dad about keeping the shop clean. It seemed to go in one ear and out the other – maybe twice a year he’d clean it.

Me, I like a clean shop and I’ve named my dust collector “mom.”

-- Harold

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#5 posted 06-19-2013 10:31 PM

Fabrication, that’s what I’m talkin bout.. Nice fab-up

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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#6 posted 06-24-2013 06:04 AM

Another great idea and project on lumberjocks woodworking site. Brilliant solution to getting hosed by NOT paying $50. I have a leaf blower attachment that is now repurposed. This idea is saving my money right now. Thanks.

-- If you believe you can or can not do a thing, you are correct.

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