More Dust Control
The dust control initiative continue….
Most of the changes listed in the previous email have now been implemented and seem successful. Additionally, it prompted a minor shop reorganization to allow for better access of the dust collection devices to the machines. We’ll see if I like the new arrangement after I have used it for a while.
Update on my dead one year old Shop-Vac: Shop-Vac brand mailed me a new "motor" free of charge even though I did not have a receipt. I could find the date code stamped into the bottom of the lid unit, and that was enough. They get high marks for that. They said that they no longer have any repair facilities so they just mail out parts when someone contacts them about warranty work. Fine with me as I can do the repair.
Unfortunately, when the part arrived it had no instructions on installation…again no problem for me…but I would think Joe homeowner would not like this arrangement. Also, the unit was attached with "star" style screws….15 of them. I just happen to have "star" screwdrivers, but again, how many homeowners would have those? Seems like Shop-Vac needs to think this process through a little. But, I can’t complain and I now have a repaired Shop-Vac to go with the new Fein brand dust collector. The Shop-Vac takes its place as the dedicated unit for the sanding station.