Portable-saw dust collection
When my three milk crates of leftover plumbing parts failed to provide a combination of fittings that would connect the 1-1⁄4-in. hose on my shop vacuum to the 2-1⁄2-in. dust port on my portable tablesaw, I went looking for a workaround. I headed first to the bathroom vanity, where my 5-year-old son has a cache of plastic bottles that he plays with in the bathtub. I figured I could cut the ends off a bottle and duct-tape the connection.
Instead, I spotted a can of shaving cream.
After determining that the can’s lid was exactly the right diameter to fit over the saw’s dust port, I traced the hose nozzle onto the lid with a permanent marker and cut the opening with a pair o aviation snips. Coincidentally, the lid’s red color is a perfect match for the red plastic pieces an logo on my Bosch saw.
Carol Collins, Newtown, CT