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Vacuum Hose Bracket

The drum sander on my drill press works great for sanding curves — but it produces lots of dust. So to collect the dust, I slip the hose from my shop vacuum into a bracket attached to the column of the drill press, as shown in the photo. Besides keeping the hose steady during use, the bracket is easy to adjust. This way, you can put the end of the hose right where you need it.

The bracket consists of two parts: a keyhole-shaped yoke, and a metal hose clamp that secures the yoke to the column of the drill press (see drawings).
These parts are held together with a carriage bolt and wing nut. The bolt passes through a hole in the hose clamp and into another hole in the end of the yoke.

To allow you to tilt the yoke to the desired angle without loosening the wing nut, the hole in the metal clamp is slightly larger than the square shoulder of the bolt. And to provide clearance for the wing nut, there’s a rectangular opening in the yoke. Finally, the large hole in the yoke is sized to accept the hose from the shop vacuum.

Have a nice weekend,

Bryan Nelson
Online Editor, ShopNotes

Vacuum Hose Bracket

Vacuum Hose Bracket
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