드릴프레스나 스크롤쏘 등을 사용하다 보면 작업시 배출되는 톱밥을 처리하는게 여간 불편한게 아닙니다.
마스크를 쓰고 작업할 경우 더욱 그렇죠. 마스크를 벗고 계속 입으로 톱밥을 불어가면서 작업을 해야하니...
추운 겨울 어느날 손이 얼어 장갑을 끼고 드릴프레스 작업을 하다 마스크 벗기 귀찮아 톱밥을 손으로 쓸어내려다 날물에 장갑이 말려들어가 정말 아찔했던 기억이 납니다. 다행히 크게 다치진 않았습니다.
번거로울운 감이 좀 있으나 만들어 놓으면 참 유용할 듯 싶습니다.
Air Power — Eliminate Dust & Chips
This portable accessory improves safety, visibiliy, and accuracy while you use common power tools.
There are a few tools in the shop that generate chips and dust that make it difficult to see what you’re doing. The biggest culprits are the drill press, band saw, and scroll saw. This portable, foot-powered air nozzle is my solution to this problem.
There are a couple of benefi ts to this system. It’s easy to set up on any tool in a matter of seconds. And a simple tap of the “switch” with my foot directs a puff of air to blow away debris as I’m working.
The “business end” of the assembly is the air nozzle. I used a flexible Loc-Line hose from Essentra Components (Item No. LP-40413). It can be aimed where you need it and it holds that position. It connects to a fitting in a small hardwood base. The base has a pair of rare-earth magnets set into the bottom. This makes it easy to position and hold the nozzle on the tool. From the nozzle base, a small-diameter hose connects to the foot switch assembly. Here, a few fittings are trapped in a hardwood base. The “switch” is a blow gun with the handle positioned for easy access with the tip of your shoe. From the foot switch, you’ll need a section of hose to connect to your air compressor.