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Try a Flexible Weapon in the War Against Dust

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.

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