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Old Thu 14 June 2007, 20:29
Art
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Lancaster,Texas
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Dust collector foot

How about some details on solutions of the DC (Dust Collector) pickup foot?
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Old Thu 14 June 2007, 23:21
Gerald D
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Cape Town
South Africa
Here is a collection of "shoes" or "feet" done by ShopBotters. I will try to take some pics of our foot soon.

There is no consensus on what constitutes the ideal foot, but some broad pointers:

- Must allow easy/quick bit changes
- Must allow good viewing of when/where the bit strikes the job for zero-ing.
- Must collect dust even at the edge of the board when the shoe hangs off the board!
- Must not block up when small/thin slivers of scrap come loose
- The hair/bristles/skirt must not be too long/flexible and suck up into the pipe.
- The hair/bristles/skirt must be long enough to ride the bumps/edges of the workpiece/board.
- The shoe must not hit clamps when cutting close to the clamps.
- The shoe must either ride up and down with the z-axis/router, or it must be at a fixed height? (Fixed height is okay for 2D board work)

Not easy.
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Old Sat 16 June 2007, 16:15
Art
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Lancaster,Texas
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What is the correct name and where do I get the brisles (?). I think that I will need about 3".
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Old Sat 16 June 2007, 18:35
Marc Shlaes
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Cleveland, OH
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Art,

McMaster sells it and it is called strip brush.

Marc
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Old Sun 17 June 2007, 11:41
paco
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Québec
Canada
Here's another interesting link for brush supply.
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Old Sun 17 June 2007, 13:09
Marc Shlaes
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Cleveland, OH
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Precision Brush is actually right down the road from me. I have talked to them and they seem like nice people. If anyone wants me to check out something personally, I can do that. They will custom make a brush shape but I doubt that that would ever be required.

I plan to mill a slot in 1/2" PVC and insert the McMaster strip brush. Also, since many parts for these machines tend to come from McMaster and given the quality of the online McMaster catalog (specs), it might be a simpler solution.
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