Minimize Workbench Cord Tangles
When you’re using a power tool such as a belt sander or a planer, the power cord and the vacuum hose often tangle or catch on the edge of the bench or the workpiece, forcing you to stop partway through a cut or pass. To keep things in a single bundle, I take a handful of hook-and-loop ties and lash the hose and cord together. The ties I use are sold for bundling computer wires. As shown in the drawing above, tying together the hose and cord every 1 ft. to 2 ft. turns them into a single unit and minimizes their tendency to snag.
Bob Newbury, None