Just a quickie – been cutting quite of MDF recently, and not all the tools I was using were fitted into the collection system, so there is a bit of mess on the floor. In the past I’ve been connecting a super-flexible length of 4″ hose and doing the sweeping by hand, which is slow and annoying (but effective).
So instead I’ve coupled a typical nozzle to the end, and am partway through the build of a simple sled to hold it just off the ground. When I’m happy with the height and function, I’ll add a handle to it.
Pity I don’t have one of those robotic sweepers- I could mess up the shop and find it neat and tidy the next day (and it would be rather discouraging for my recent possum visitors to boot).
Originally there was no MDF portion planned, but the brackets I used were too weak for the job. Next prototype will either place the wheels out nearer the corners of the MDF, or the MDF will be absent and stronger brackets used. The actual clearance looks about right, although it would ideally be adjustable so I can first do a sweep to pick up the heavy shavings, then a second to pick up the fine dust.