Shop Tip #090
© Frank Ford 2004; Photo by FF

Over the years I've owned a number of shop vacuums, and have struggled with the various tools that came with them. Recently, I figured I could make some of my own using regular PVC plumbing and/or conduit. This simple style of "wand" is by far my favorite vacuum pickup tool - I made three lengths for various uses. It's a piece of PVC with no fitting on the "busniess end." I just used my belt sander to form a roughly conical shape in the end of the fitting so I could jam the hose on it. . .