Free 173 Best Homemade Tools eBook:  
Become a founding member: 500+ tool plans, full site access, and more.

User Tag List

Results 1 to 3 of 3

Thread: Workshop vacuum switcher - GIF

  1. #1

  2. The Following 7 Users Say Thank You to Jon For This Useful Post:

    Christophe Mineau (02-24-2021), Javierhm (02-24-2021), johncg (02-24-2021), Moby Duck (02-24-2021), rlm98253 (02-23-2021), sacco1 (02-24-2021), Slim-123 (02-24-2021)

  3. #2
    Supporting Member marksbug's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
    Thanked 211 Times in 174 Posts
    thats pretty neet, what i did was to run 1.5" pvc through my shop to the machines,lathe, mills, saw I have the drop hoses that rest in a holder that has a rubber flapper that the hose sucks up when places there so no loss in suction when sucking from another station. I thought about using a rubber ball or tennis ball to seal end of hose, but I had the rubber membrane for shower floor tiling and it works great I also used it for my mills way covers.this system quite eazy and works great. the size of your piping needs to just be big enough so you dont get any clogs, but too big will slow the air speed and may not send all the debris to the vac. I use 3 way switch's so I can turn it on from different stations. no need to go elsewhere to switch hose or power. I dont do much wood, mostly aluminum ,steel,iron,brass,some plastics. it all picks up great.( I try not to suck up any long strands, thats asking for...a clog and lost time finding and clearing it.) mine is just a old shop vac I need to glue the joints, just slip them togeather and they stay, nothing to leek.and if needed eazy to take appart for a clog if you happen to get one.
    Last edited by marksbug; 02-23-2021 at 10:41 PM.

  4. The Following 2 Users Say Thank You to marksbug For This Useful Post:

    Christophe Mineau (02-24-2021), Moby Duck (02-24-2021)

  5. #3
    Supporting Member Christophe Mineau's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2014
    France, Brittany !
    Thanked 1,424 Times in 428 Posts

    Christophe Mineau's Tools
    great Idea , I do like this form of plywood cutting 3D printing

    173 Best Homemade Tools eBook
    Cheers !
    Visit my Website :
    Facebook : La Belle Note
    All my personal works, unless explicitly specified, are released under
    Creative Commons BY-NC-SA license.

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)


Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts