H-M Supporter - Gold Member
H-M Supporter Gold Member
- Nov 9, 2015
Very interesting. I think the stuff that clogs my hose is akin to the shmoo that Shootymacshootface talks about in his post, which in a in my case is a lard-like congealed mess of chips (mostly mill chips) and heavy cutting oil.I designed an insert for my shop vac hose to help prevent swarf from jamming the hose and I've been very happy with it. I've had it in my main vac for over 6 months and doesn't get bothered by regular vacuum jobs as well as most hobby-sized chips. When you do accidentally suck up long/stringy chips, too many chips at once, or your shop rags: it stops right at the front if the hose making the mess easy to remove. Its actually pretty amazing how well it works. My buddy was adamant it would clog all the time, but that hasn't been the case.
I don't mind 3D printing one for you if you end up using the same hose type.
Do you think your device would be effective in preventing this stuff from accumulating on the inside walls of the hose? If so I might like to try it out