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Brush for dust shoe in europe

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 9:10 am
by plastik
Hi all,
Does anyone know where I can source flexible brush strip for my dust shoe in Europe (ideally France)?
After several searches, I only find that kind of stuff on US websites (like for example on kentCNC) and the shipping cost is higher than the price of the brush itself...

Thanks

Re: Brush for dust shoe in europe

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 12:32 pm
by AnonymousPerson

Re: Brush for dust shoe in europe

Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2016 1:39 pm
by WillAdams
I just use a transparency film.

Re: Brush for dust shoe in europe

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 10:16 am
by plastik
thanks for your answers.

I think that I will end with that kind of solution

Re: Brush for dust shoe in europe

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 1:46 pm
by fasteddy
I bought a roll from Aliexpress. Just search under "cnc brush". Of course, you'll need to be patient as shipping will take a month.

Re: Brush for dust shoe in europe

Posted: Fri Mar 11, 2016 7:19 pm
by JeromyReno
I found that brush strips, even the softest ones, are two stiff. When the z access plunges downwards the z would have a hard time pushing it down. I tried them as an angle, but when the bristles end up in the pocket you are cutting they also would be hard to compress. Horse hair brush was a bit better cause they bend easier, but mounting them was harder cause the mount was a hard bulky, non bendable mount. I found my best brush so far has been a ⅛" thick rubber that I glued on and cut into strips.


This is with the thinnest softest brush mc master Carr sells. I'll post pictures of the rubber one when I get a chance

Image

https://www.dropbox.com/s/6atwzo30xwbn2 ... .jpeg?dl=0

Re: Brush for dust shoe in europe

Posted: Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:03 pm
by UltiArjan
I could also only find stiff brushes, so I made a dust shoe that's not moving up and down with the router, I think it works pretty nice.
Also added a quick release for easy height adjustment and tool change;

https://www.youmagine.com/designs/shape ... ck-release

http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... 6&start=10

Re: Brush for dust shoe in europe

Posted: Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:51 pm
by JeromyReno
UltiArjan wrote:I could also only find stiff brushes, so I made a dust shoe that's not moving up and down with the router, I think it works pretty nice.
Also added a quick release for easy height adjustment and tool change;

https://www.youmagine.com/designs/shape ... ck-release

http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... 6&start=10
man that's great! i was thinking about making a skirt that goes around mine that doesn't move to so my shallow cut with a long bit and still get coverage.

Re: Brush for dust shoe in europe

Posted: Tue Mar 22, 2016 1:09 am
by stuarttaylor00
I tried brush strip and it was also stopping the Z axis plunging down. I ended up buying the cheapest, most basic foam mousepad I could find. It has a thin layer of plastic on one side, which gives it enough strength to hold its shape, but it moves easily over the material. And they cost about $5 each!

UltiArjan wrote:I could also only find stiff brushes, so I made a dust shoe that's not moving up and down with the router, I think it works pretty nice.
Also added a quick release for easy height adjustment and tool change;

https://www.youmagine.com/designs/shape ... ck-release

http://www.shapeoko.com/forum/viewtopic ... 6&start=10
That is an excellent idea! I think I will try out something similar!