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How to Save Your Shop Vacuum from Wearing out with Zip Ties
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Reducing wear on shop vacuum Simple zip ties on the ends of your shop vacuum's sweep attachment can provide significant wear relief.

I’m a prolific sawdust maker, so my shop vacuum gets quite a workout in my basement shop. The concrete floor is smooth enough that my floor-sweep attachment will suck tight to it, making vacuuming difficult. And, the floor slowly wears the plastic away with constant use. I’ve got an easy remedy for both problems. I wrap the sweep with a couple of plastic zip ties to serve as spacers. The ties are cheaper to replace than my floor sweep when they wear out, and the nozzle glides easily over the floor with just the right amount of suction.

posted on April 1, 2008 by Woodworker's Journal
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