My workshop is a small garage with a low ceiling.
I waste a lot of time unplug & plugging-in my dust extractor. My main tools are:
- DeWalt DW745 table saw
- Bosch GCM12GDL mitre saw
- Festool TS55 track saw
- Mirka CEROS 650CV 150mm orbit sander
I wanted to make a simple/cheap device to transfer suction to each tool in turn, I came up the the following which I could fix to my garage ceiling:
Next a quick sketch in my notebook:
I had some white showerboard which I thought would be good to use as the surfaces are slidey
I cut 3 holes and notched the bottom support to prevent movement caused by vibration
Turns out the notches were not necessary because it was a tight fit!
Rounding over some edges with 1/4” round-over bit
I fitted a MDF plate so I could mount it to the garage ceiling and a handle made from a piece of scrap cherry
Complete, just need to fix it to the ceiling & connect all 100mm PU hoses
It works really well, easy to use with no lose of suction, I’m very happy with it.