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    Brown was here!

    I pulled the trigger on this... I had a 20% off coupon off one item at Rockler. I've been thinking about it for quite some time, the 'whole' system was also on sale, but I decided I only needed the floor nozzle. Technically just a 4" pvc pipe with a handle (swappable for other nozzles etc...) and a nozzle for the far end, which has a grate in it to keep the larger chunks out of the impellers of the DC. I"ve been using my DC as a 'shop vac' since the move back in, and I'm mostly keeping ahead of the dust and chips, this should make it a bit easier.
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    Looks handy, Ned. I've had my eye on those too, since I also use my DC to pick up a lot of junk around my lathe.
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    I have the handle, I use it for the quick attachment rockler sells. I have all my tools hooked up with the quick thing.
    I also have that expandable hose, from 3 to 21 feet, which I absolutely love. Id recommend the hose with it also.
    I keep meaning to order the handle, as Im always bending down using the handle as a vacuum to pick up chips, just never remember to order it.
    I have a package coming tomorrow from rockler, got those 35mm door hanging brackets, with a bunch of plugs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen levine View Post
    I have the handle, I use it for the quick attachment rockler sells. I have all my tools hooked up with the quick thing.
    I also have that expandable hose, from 3 to 21 feet, which I absolutely love. Id recommend the hose with it also.
    I keep meaning to order the handle, as Im always bending down using the handle as a vacuum to pick up chips, just never remember to order it.
    I have a package coming tomorrow from rockler, got those 35mm door hanging brackets, with a bunch of plugs.
    I use the same set up and works great in my little shop. Be nice to have everything piped in to a dust collector, but I can.t so this is the second best option in my opinion.
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    I honestly was going to build my own, but figured why bother, they've done the 'engineering'... and I've got better things to do than to chase down parts... this way It is plug and play... I have a spring clip on my 'planer' hose, since that is only hooked to the DC on occasion... and that longer hose is what I use to do my 'vacuum' work... this saves me a bunch of bending.
    -Ned

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    Nice! May have to look into one of those.
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    Very handy looking. I've been using the DC as an uber vac as well, I need to add some more hose and maybe one of those...

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    The rest of my order from Rockler arrived today:

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    The clamps are Hefty, and while I can see where some of the concern is that they can be a bit 'fussy', I was easily able to get them to hold well with just a short re-adjustment on each of them. For the price, they'll serve well in my shop for many years. Now I have 6 parallel jaw clamps, these plus a pair of 48" Bessey k-bodies.
    -Ned

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