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Seven Essential Tools

The easiest path to a clean shop is to control the dust while working. Even with the best dust collection systems, things are still going to get dirty though. Here are the tools you’ll want to get your shop back to new after finishing your latest project.


You’re going to want two varieties in your shop: a standard broom and a push broom. The push broom is great for moving big piles of sawdust and wood shavings, while the standard broom helps clear out the corners and underneath your workbench. For standard brooms I prefer ones that have bristles made out of straw or corn, like this one. They just seem to age better, and since they’re not made of shiny plastic you won’t notice how dirty it gets over time. When looking at push brooms I tend to go with one that has flagged bristles, since they’ll do a better job of collecting fine dust. This one from Harper is reasonably priced and would fit right into a workshop.



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