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m8298
07-13-2012, 09:38 AM
Hi,

I am in the process of making a dust boot for my four axis router table. Can anyone recommend a flexible brush strip and the source to purchase it from (preferably in the US to save on shipping?) Ideally a strip that can easily be bent into a 2.5" radius.

WoodSpinner
07-13-2012, 09:48 AM
Hi,

I am in the process of making a dust boot for my four axis router table. Can anyone recommend a flexible brush strip and the source to purchase it from (preferably in the US to save on shipping?) Ideally a strip that can easily be bent into a 2.5" radius.

try this one

McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/118/1256/=idzaij)

John
ps. I paid 15.77 including shipping

m8298
07-13-2012, 10:22 AM
Thanks for the reply.

I have been looking at that page. Which one did you get, and are you happy with it?

WoodSpinner
07-13-2012, 02:55 PM
2" 0.010" 3, 5, 10, 25, 50, 100 7900T5 3.34

this is the one I got, almost done cutting the parts for the shoe, I'll let you know how it goes.

John

pending
07-13-2012, 03:32 PM
Hmmm...I had bought something different for mine...
McMaster-Carr (http://www.mcmaster.com/#catalog/118/2893/=ie3orp)

I bought one of the vinyl strips when I was looking for a dust boot...although I guess something like that is preference.

palenn
07-13-2012, 04:46 PM
KentCNC, LLC. Replacement Brush (http://www.kentcnc.net/nc/products/101-replacement-brush.aspx)
I used this brush on mine and very pleased with it. I had built the shroud several years back and used neoprene strips for a while and then switched to this brush which works so much better.

m8298
07-13-2012, 06:11 PM
How long is the replacement strip from Kent CNC?

Dylwad
07-13-2012, 06:40 PM
How long is the replacement strip from Kent CNC?

27" ,much easier to work with than the metal backed brush from mcmaster

palenn
07-13-2012, 07:48 PM
I machined a circular groove in lexan and inserted and bonded the brush backing strip (plastic of some kind) into the groove with super glue. The backing is nice and flexible.

m8298
07-13-2012, 08:26 PM
I just placed an order at McMaster for the same stuff as WoodSpinner (only I ordered the 3".) It's flexible without the steel backing. I'd be curious if it isn't the same stuff as the Kent CNC, after reading their note about supplier changing backing size. But at less than $20(including shipping) I'll give it a shot. I was going to order from a New Zealand company called Comac. But I thought they were very rude in the email correspondence.

Thanks for the replies. We'll see how it goes.

m8298
07-17-2012, 09:53 PM
Well, I received my brush from McMaster yesterday. I am very happy with it so far. The binding is supposed to be .25 thick (I haven't measured it), I cut the slot in my dust boot .20 wide while waiting for the brush to arrive. I had to work it in with a flat screwdriver, but so far, I haven't need to glue it in.