|Review by GaryK||posted 04-03-2009 01:44 AM||4613 views||0 times favorited||16 comments|
Not exactly a woodworking tool, but a tool for the shop that everyone needs.
Tired of getting the sawdust out of tight spaces? These little brooms do an amazing job.
In Tagalog they are called a “Walis tambo”, and you can pick them up in most Asian stores and probably Pier 1 Imports.
As far as I know they only come in the longer version, so I just cut one down to use on the bench or tablesaw.
They get into the tightest places, behind, under and around things. They are perfect for cleaning up around the perimeter of the shop and around fixed objects. Once everything is in the middle of the floor is real fast to use the push broom.
These are very light and you can use them with one hand. This allows you to move objects with the other hand. Flat and push brooms both take two hands.
I have been using them for years and I was just in the shop cleaning up when I thought that it’s probably something that most of my fellow lumberjocks didn’t know about, hence this post.
They only cost from $2-$5 and are worth every cent.
Here’s a little video showing just how nice it works:
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