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Old 11-26-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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I have seen this thing on This Old House which is like a boot you put on your drill that collects all the dust when drilling holes. Is this something i should find easily at the home center or is it a specialty tool?

If not, any other suggestions for not making a huge disaster? I believe I will be using a hole saw.

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this is more a building & construction question...but you could have a helper (or do it yourself) hold a shop vac right near the area to suck up all the dust.

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I have seen those at HD and Lowes.
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Take an old basketball, cut in half or so, put a minimal cut in it, place it between the hole saw arbor and the chuck. Make sure the basketball spins freely (as to not put scuffs on the ceiling, you also might put some cloth tape/medical tape on the edges to prevent this further)

Boo yah, cheap dust shield. While not transparent it works. If you want transparent, try maybe a plastic pie cover or something like that.....
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