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The Dust Right® Accessory Rockler Forgot!

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Project by TheDane posted 09-03-2012 08:18 PM 2590 views 2 times favorited 10 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I bought one of Rockler’s Dust Right® Floor Sweep Systems … it helps a lot in cleaning up the shop, but I found that when vacuuming the anti-fatigue mats in my shop, the suction would pull the Dust Right® handle clean off the tube.

A few scraps or pine, a few minutes at the band saw, and a little glue … problem solved!

—Gerry

-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"





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chrisstef

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#1 posted 09-03-2012 08:22 PM

There’s the winner right there Dane, another well done shop innovation.

-- "there aren’t many hand tools as awe-inspiring as the #8 jointer. I mean, it just reeks of cast iron heft and hubris" - Smitty

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exelectrician

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#2 posted 09-03-2012 08:31 PM

I kicked my dustrite to the curb for the same reason – I will have to dust it off and do what you did!

-- Love thy neighbour as thyself

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Greg..the Cajun Wood Artist

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#3 posted 09-03-2012 09:30 PM

Great idea. That is thinking on your feet. I have the same setup and will make a handle for mine. I have been trying to figure a way to make a brush sweep for fine cleaning the floor. The Rockler system just has the plastic that runs over the floor to get the dust…but i always use my Ridgid shop vac afterwards because the brush bristles do a better job of fine cleaning…Rockler, Are You Listening?????

-- Each step of every Wood Art project I design and build is considered my masterpiece… because I want the finished product to reflect the quality and creativeness of my work

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Jim Jakosh

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#4 posted 09-03-2012 10:46 PM

That is a great solution!! I love it!!.............Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 09-03-2012 11:25 PM

That looks like a simple... Duh? ... Fix!

Good for you!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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Egor

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#6 posted 09-04-2012 03:27 AM

Nice simple fix. Great solution…...

-- Brock, Illinois

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Ken90712

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#7 posted 09-04-2012 07:55 AM

Nice job Gerry, what a simple yet great fix!

-- Ken, "Everyday above ground is a good day!"

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ldl

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#8 posted 09-04-2012 06:18 PM

Just goes to show there’s more than one way to skin a cat.

-- Dewayne in Bainbridge, Ga. - - No one can make you mad. Only you decide when you get mad - -

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AJswoodshop

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#9 posted 09-15-2012 12:15 PM

That’s a great handle! Great idea!

AJ

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Troy Cleckler

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#10 posted 12-29-2014 09:03 PM

Great idea. I just got off the phone with Rockler discussing this very issue. The lady says she don’t know of any issues they are having with it. Her suggestion was to put masking tape to make it fit better. I ask her why does it fit every thing else but the floor tube and she couldn’t answer. Then I searched it here and found your fix.
thanks.

-- Troy. - Measure twice, cut once and fill the gaps....

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