You are here

Drill-press mount controls unruly dust-collection hoses


I struggled to find a good way to hold a shop-vacuum hose to capture debris generated by my drill press. The hose has a mind of its own, and no amount of tape or coat-hanger wire could keep it pointed where I wanted. So I built this swiveling hose mount, and it does the trick perfectly. To make one, cut and drill the pivoting and stationary arms to shape from 34 " plytwood, as shown. Fasten the pivoting arm to the stationary arm with a carriage bolt and knob, and then fasten the assembly to your drill-press post with countersunk carriage bolts and a steel pipe strap. Attach the vacuum hose using PVC pipe clamps, and you’re set.
—John Cusimano, Lansdale, Pa.


Read more about

Tip of the Day

Snip-don’t-sling nail-trimming trick


Have you ever trimmed off a nailhead (to make a pivot for a circle-cutting jig, for instance) using... read more