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Quick Tips Vol. 21

By: Erich Lage
Here are four tips that will make you want to spend more time hanging out in your shop.

At a Glance.

05 19 01 Dennis Volz of Des Moines, IA uses dry erase tape and markers to quickly identify set-ups on certain tools. For example, Dennis marks his brad nailer with what length of brad is loaded, and also marks what grit of sandpaper is on his sander.

Band Saw Stop Block.

05 19 02 Roger Rayburn of Colorado Springs, CO uses a switched magnetic block on his band saw as a stop block. To quickly change the length of each cut, simply turn the switch to disengage the magnet and reposition. The block can be stored underneath the table for easy access.

Sander Dust Collection.

05 19 03 Charles Mak, of Calgary, Alberta upgraded the dust collection on his random orbit sander. Using a reducer, a coupling and a few hose clamps, he can now hook up his shop vacuum to the sander instead of using the original filter. Parts Keeper. 05 19 04 Howard E. Moody from Upper Jay, NY has a useful trick for keeping parts in order while disassembling and cleaning tools. He simply reaches for a sheet of paper and folds it into an accordion. The folds keep the parts in order and allows them to dry after cleaning.

Published: May 19, 2022
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