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  1. #11
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    Default Add LEDs to Kent Dust Shoe

    Funny you should mention lighting up a Kent dust shoe...

    I finally got around to doing so a few weeks back. Had leftover 24V LED tape cutoffs from a kitchen job. Tapped into the 24V fan motor power and hot glued a couple 1.5" cutoffs to the top of the Kent shoe. Based on the use of scraps and little time invested, I feel it's worth the convenience during tool changes, inspecting intricate work in progress, or simply easing visual verification that the bit is in fact spinning before commencing running a part file.

    (Hey - it gets pretty loud between dust collector, vac hold-down motors, plus earplug layer for audio confirmation to reach my ears...)


    Kent Shoe with LEDs.jpg

    Kent Shoe with LEDs V2.jpg

    I recommend giving it a try.
    I've also seen others with LED's on the gantry for visual alert that machine is operating, which I also find very appealing.

    This was uber-simple, very effective, and actually kind of cool...

    Jeff

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    I like it!
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    Like it Jeff!
    Scott P.
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    Nice! I never thought of the lights as a visual safety indicator, probably because I have the much louder Porter Cable routers. I also have dual Z axis setup so I can't get the Kent show installed like you did (at least based on the way I'm picturing that you probably did it).

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    For those that have built their own dust shoe, where is a good source for the brush?

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    brush.com
    check out the strip brushes...

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