Ceiling mounted 360 degree dust collection boom arm

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Project by Alexandre Lussier posted 11-05-2016 01:16 AM 1689 views 5 times favorited 14 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The project is made of wood and abs/pvc pipe. It’s the bench top tools dust collection addition. I made it that way so it can be use in various position with many tools and it can be move out of the way when not in use. The pivot is a lazy suzan bearing. So the lower box is pending on the bearing in the upper one. I had to cut some circles that fit between the bearing and the pipe. It was fun to built. I also build a lever for the dust port. The flex pipe is a kit from rockler and it is really practical it fits the dewalt sander and many small ports tools.

Thanks for sharing and commenting

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#1 posted 11-05-2016 01:42 AM

That’s a clever approach to the problem of making the dust collector available but not always in the way.

-- Barry,

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#2 posted 11-05-2016 02:38 AM

Nicely done!!!

-- There's a hundred ways to do anything, alot depends on the tools at hand.

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#3 posted 11-05-2016 04:01 AM

alex not bad bro, me like.your approach is similar too mine,check out my solution to this problem.great job.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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Alexandre Lussier

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#4 posted 11-05-2016 11:46 AM

Thanks guys.
Pottz, I saw your solution couple weeks ago and it is nicely done. I did mine with the longest 4” and 3” pipe run to reduce succion lost because it is hooked on the 2hp dust collector. It works pretty well!

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#5 posted 11-05-2016 02:42 PM

It looks like a practical solution to a problem a lot of us face. I need to add some ductwork because each time I move my flexible hose to a different tool I feel like I’m wrestling with a python. This is something I might try. Did you attempt to seal the joint at the lazy suzan in any way?

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Alexandre Lussier

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#6 posted 11-05-2016 03:44 PM

Halc: The pipe joint in the pivot consist of 2 3” abs pipe simply dropped one on the other inside a loose coupling. When the dust collector is on, it all squeeze together and I there is no significant leak. I made all my main lines with 4” pvc and no joint is sealed. The pipes and coupling are tight enough and it alows to modify easily when a new equipment comes in…

-- Alex, Bas Saint-Laurent

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#7 posted 11-05-2016 04:56 PM

Thank you. I think I’m going to add this “to-do” list.

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#8 posted 11-05-2016 06:09 PM


-- Desert_Woodworker

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#9 posted 11-05-2016 06:54 PM

clever work and saves valuable floor space!

-- Greg Simon

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#10 posted 11-05-2016 09:03 PM

A super idea.

-- Brian - Hazelton, British Columbia

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#11 posted 11-05-2016 10:52 PM

Nice work I am off to check out Larrys now

-- Regards Robert

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#12 posted 11-07-2016 09:03 PM

I am always amazed at the cleverness of the people on this site.
Nice job Alex!

-- Chem, Central California

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#13 posted 11-21-2016 08:24 PM


-- Jon -- Just a Minnesota kid hanging out in Kansas

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#14 posted 11-23-2016 02:04 AM

Nice work. You may want to add a counterweight to the short end of the boom to prevent undue stress over time on the single boom side. This is providing that the pivot point would hold the additional weight. Just a thought. Nice J.O.B.
Have a great day.

-- Mitch, Prince George VA

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