View Full Version : vac. attach. for T&C grinder

daryl bane
08-14-2007, 03:10 PM
I had posted this "over there", and thought it would be useful here also.There was concern about plastic hoses and vac fire, but I explained that I use this only for dressing the wheel and small dry grinding(very rarely).
I use flood coolant almost always except when dressing the wheel and can easily move the nozzle out of the way.

Alistair Hosie
08-14-2007, 05:01 PM
how did you get Daffy duck on your grinder:DAlistair?

Bill Pace
08-14-2007, 05:41 PM
What you REALLLY oughta be worried about is whether that support arm is big enough to hold "Daffy" in place.......:D

Seriously, where did you get "Daffy", --- I can see that being handy in a few other applications.

------GEEEZ, that SURE is a CLEAN machine!!

08-14-2007, 06:01 PM
I would be less concerned with the plastic hose being a fire issue than I would a hot spark entering a vaccuum cleaner that may have some other dust in it. If you have a dedicated vac, its probably a non issue. I thought about using either my shop vac or my dust collector with a water trap in line (a can with one of those cheap plastic quasi-cyclone lids) to create a place that should result in all of the grit not making it to the vaccuum. I then thought about all the room I don't have for all of that and all the vaccuum hose running all over to be hooked up each time I use the grinder and sort of dismissed it.

My general understanding was that tool grinding was typically done dry which was the reason I was concerned. I have one of the Rockwell-Delta Toolmaker grinders that hopefully some day will do double duty as both a cutter grinder and surface grinder. My thinking was along the lines of what you are doing, with surface grinding perhaps being done wet.

Thanks for the pictures.

The snap-together dust collection stuff is items that are available at a lot of woodworking supply places like www.woodcraft.com (http://www.woodcraft.com). You can also make quite a few quick "hoods" out of round to square sheet metal duct fittings.


08-14-2007, 07:19 PM
Seriously, where did you get "Daffy", --- I can see that being handy in a few other applications.

That's a standard Loc-Line nozzle $6.61 at MSC:


GEEEZ, that SURE is a CLEAN machine!!

Daryl sure does beautiful restorations -- you should see his Monarch 10EE!

Bill Pace
08-14-2007, 07:29 PM
Thanks Laz, I knew of the smaller stuff in loc-line but wasnt aware of the larger stuff........