Vacuum Hose Bracket for Drill Press

by Roger on December 1, 2011

The drum sander on my drill press works great for sanding curves, but it produces a lot of dust.  If you don’t have a dust collection system, here’s a handy clamp you can make that will allow you to attach the hose from a shop vacuum to your drill press table.

 

CCF10082011 00000 3 300x237 Vacuum Hose Bracket for Drill Press

Vacuum Hose Braket for Drill Press

CCF10082011 00000 2 158x300 Vacuum Hose Bracket for Drill Press

Vacuum Hose Braket for Drill Press Drawing

The bracket consists of two parts; a keyhole shaped yoke, and a metal hose clamp that secures the yoke to the column of the dill 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.

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