This air-powered broom will quickly clear your floors better than a traditional broom, and costs less than $US15 to make.
A messy shop floor leads to dirt getting tracked into your home, and a higher probability that junk makes its way into your tools and machinery. Standard brooms and shop vacuums are effective, but this air-powered broom is much more fun.
You'll need 12.7mm PVC pipe, end caps, T-joint, and an air-valve and coupler to make the air broom. Drill 1.5mm holes into the shorter ends of the broom and angle them towards the center to keep the air from blowing everything all over the shop.
Any air compressor will power the broom. Keep the pressure no more than 50 PSI, which will make the debris more manageable. Blow/sweep the dirt into an area to be properly picked up or vacuumed.
Using this air broom with sawdust at your own risk, as small particulates can get stirred up. It's not a bad idea to wear a dust mask and eye protection. Watch the video above to see how the air broom is assembled and put to use.
Make an Air Powered Shop Broom [Sixtyfiveford (YouTube)]
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