shop vac arm/helper

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Project by wrightly posted 03-07-2013 12:54 AM 2037 views 0 times favorited 3 comments Add to Favorites Watch

this ridgid shop vac became super vac after making this arm for it. there’s not really any need for explaining what it’s for, i can say that it’s been a really nice addition.
i did the whole t track deal on the arm using the 1.rout groove in the plywood, and 2.smaller opening in some hardboard.
i made the knobs in the front for adjustment, raises and lowers it.
on the inside of the vac, there are two mending plates that supports the arm.
if anyone is interested in wanting to know exactly how it was made, i could find the link for the plans. i think i found it on the family handyman website.
it was easy, and i love having it
my shop was a disaster when i took these

-- WRIGHTLY (Bristol, TN)

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#1 posted 03-07-2013 02:28 AM

Ok….have looked at the pics 3 times wrightly…where is the cup holder???? lol Pretty cool upgrade on the shop vac

-- Buster, Ocoee TN (Critics are men who watch a battle from a high place then come down and shoot the survivors - Hemingway)

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#2 posted 04-05-2014 04:22 AM

Looks good, did u use alum. 24” t track or just hardwoods? How cumbersome is it empting the vac with that on there or do u remove it each time?

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#3 posted 04-11-2014 12:43 AM

Hey themelster, I’m sorry that i haven’t answered your questions, I’ve had a problem signing in to my account. Just got it working again…..
Anyways, that’s home-made t track, haha. If i could afford the real thing all the time, i would have a t track on everything, lol maybe even have t track in my hammer handles…
I’ve never removed it and it’s actually not cumbersome at all for me. That shop vac is my dust collection, so it gets a lot of use. It’s been an awesome addition and i use it all the time.
I just used 3/4” birch ply with hardboard over that for the t track
I’m sorry for the quality of the pics, i had a horrible camera when i posted this. I’ve since upgraded the camera… You can find the plans for this on the family handy man

-- WRIGHTLY (Bristol, TN)

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