A gallon of dust collection for an inch of sander
The 1" belt sander was the final frontier of dust collection in my shop.
The 1" belt sander was the final frontier of dust collection in my shop. I conquered it using a rinsed-out 1-gallon plastic jug. After some careful tracing and cutting, the jug enclosed the belt and pulleys, and I strapped it to the sander, where shown. When I hooked up my shop-vacuum hose to the jug mouth, it proved a surprisingly effective dust trap.
—Erv Roberts, Windsor Heights, Iowa