Cleaner Drilling with Pivoting Vacuum Jig
Issue: Issue 250
Posted Date: 6/1/2010
I've improved dust and chip collection considerably at my drill press using this adjustable jig for my shop vac hose.
The hose port friction-fits into a couple of lengths of PVC pipe solvent-welded to an elbow. The pipe slides back and forth in a bracket made of scrap. A wingbolt tightens against the pipe, so I can move and lock the pipe closer or further from the drill bit as needed. The pipe bracket mounts to a base made of plywood with a pivot joint for added adjustability. It attaches to a T-track on my drill press table with a star knob and bolt.
Now, I can direct suction right where I need it.
- Ken Minnaert; Olympia, Washington