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Drill-press mount controls unruly dust-collection hoses

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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.

 

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