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Timmy Charles

Shop vac turned blower for the forge

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I've been having issues with my hand crank forge. The strap keeps breaking and wasting my time fixing. i started looking for an alternative by using electric power. I turned my shop vac into a blower. I filmed a video of the build and you can check it out here. I just need to pipe it to the forge now which should be easy.post-38918-0-99736000-1389284835_thumb.j

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Shop vacs are generally quite noisy and overpowered for a forge; finding a quieter fan with output more tailored to you use will probably be a good thing in the future.

 

I have used my shop vac when I was box folding 3/8" plate in a trench forge and needed a 2-3' long hot zone

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