TURN ANY BRAND OF SANDER INTO A DIY DUSTLESS SANDER FOR UNDER $15! | QUICK TIP TUESDAY + VIDEO TUTORIAL
Hi creative friends! Cathleen left a question on the #siblog asking if I could share how I created my DIY Dustless Sander for under $15! So today is all about dust-free sanding because let’s face it, who likes to spend time cleaning, right? Here’s a cheap way to eliminate dust and keep your lungs healthy by turning ANY BRAND OF SANDER into a Dustless Sander for between ten and fifteen dollars. I can’t wait to hear what you think of this idea…
Here’s a 3 minute step-by-step on Youtube. If you have any problems viewing below, feel free to watch it on my Youtube Channel here… and don’t forget to subscribe! I can’t believe the channel has almost 10K Subs! Woot woot, thank YOU! 🙂
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DIY Dustless Sander For Under $15
Years back I rigged up my Ryobi Corner Cat with this easy and inexpensive gadget and I can’t even begin to tell you what a difference it’s made! Since then I’ve used it on my DeWalt Orbital Sander, a Skil sander along with a few other brands. This solution can be used on ANY BRAND SANDER you currently own or decide to buy.
It’s super simple to do and only takes a few minutes to set it up once you purchase the part. Here’s how…
1. You’ll need a dry or wet shop vac or vacuum cleaner. I use this Husky Shop-vac from Home Depot. Tip -If you’re going to use your household vacuum cleaner, make sure you clean it regularly and have extra filters on hand. The fine dust can block it up quickly.
2. You’ll also need an inexpensive (under $15) plastic or rubber adapter and hose clamp which can be purchased at any hardware store in the vacuum attachment isle or online here. To be honest, I didn’t even use the hose clamp. It was just an extra step to remove when I wanted to swap sanders and I find so long as the adapter fits snug, there’s no need to clamp it.
Tip- Measure the diameter of the blower exhaust on your sander and the hose on your vacuum before purchasing so you get the right size.
3. Loosely place the hose clamp around the sander’s blower exhaust. Insert one end of the adapter to the exhaust on your sander. Insert the other end of the adapter into the hose on your vacuum. To secure the attachment, tighten the clamp. See how I attach the adaptor without the clamp here.
Again the clamp is optional.
4. Turn the sander and vacuum “ON” and sand away! The wood dust gets sucked from your sander directly into the vacuum! No more heavy cleanup or heavy lungs! Amazing!
There are a lot of popular high-priced sanders on the market now. Festool and Surfprep to name a few. These sell for upwards of $350-$650 and from what I hear they are fabulous but I haven’t made the investment. That’s not to say I won’t in the future, but I’ve been using this DIY Dustless Sanding System for SO many years now — I find it works amazing!
I hope it helps YOU cut down on sanding dust and saves you some $$$ too! 🙂
A big thanks to Cathleen for leaving the question and idea for this QTT post. If you have any questions or ideas for a QTT or makeover, I’d love to hear them in the comments below.
Also, there was such a great response to last week’s Belles And Whistles Giveaway. Thank you to each and every one of you who participated… you guys are a lot of fun!
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Thanks again to everyone for joining in on the fun!
For next week’s Labour Day weekend, I’ll be taking an extra day of R&R and posting here on Wednesday rather than Tuesday. I have a fabulous hallway table I’ll be refinishing and I can’t wait to see you back here then! 🙂
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK OF THIS DIY DUSTLESS SANDING SYSTEM OR FEEL FREE TO ASK ANY QUESTIONS YOU MAY HAVE… I ALWAYS LOVE HEARING FROM YOU. IT MAKES MY DAY! 🙂
Happy furniture painting and sanding my friends!
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