Looking for Dust Collector Bristle Brush

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Blog entry by longgone posted 03-28-2010 07:16 PM 1910 reads 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have a good dust collection system in my shop and it has done a great job of keeping the dust boogers out of my nostrils. I have it hooked up to every tool that I can possibly hook it up to because I just plain and simple want a clean shop. I have a 25 ft flexible hose hooked up and connected to a four foot length of 4” plastic tubing so i can clean up all those little nooks and crannies where dust always seems to get.

I have been looking for some sort of 12” or so floor brush with bristles on it that will fit on a standard 4” dust collection fitting so I can stir up the fine dust that a just doesn’t pick up too good with just a standard hose.
This type of brush is on my shop vac but is only 2 1/2”. I tried adapting it with a 4” to 2 1/2” reducer and it fits but reduces the suction way too much.

HAS ANYONE SEEN THIS TYPE OF DUST BRUSH WITH BRISTLES FOR FITTING ON A DUST COLLECTION SYSTEM? It would seem that many woodworkers would really like to have something like this…but I haven’t been able to find it.

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#1 posted 03-28-2010 08:02 PM

No, but I am really interested in finding an answer to this as well. Thanks for the question. adds to watchlist

-- Every neighborhood has an eccentric neighbor. I wondered for years "who was ours?" Then I realized it was me.

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#2 posted 03-28-2010 08:08 PM

Could you adapt one of those long dryer vent brushes- the one that looks like an over grown bottle brush.

-- Lew- Time traveler. Purveyor of the Universe's finest custom rolling pins.

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#3 posted 03-29-2010 01:17 AM

Check out Rockler.

It’s not 12 inches, It measures about 10×5. I use it on the floor works great.

BTW, I also use the floor nozzle on my bench when hand sanding. Really keeps the dust down.

-- Mike ...Success is often the result of taking a misstep in the right direction

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