Dust Free Drilling

By Robert Robillard on Dealing With Dust

Recently my friend and co-worker George Gussler had to install twenty molly bolts in a plaster wall.  The molly bolts were to hold up heavy artwork and the home where the art was going in was furnished.  In order to avoid making a dusty mess George came up with this innovative and dust free drilling solution.
Dust Free Drilling

Dust Free Drilling Jig

George took a scrap piece of Tyvek housewrap but you could also use a paper grocery bag.  He folded the bag to make a pocket, using tape to hold it together.  He then used blue painters tape to tape his dust free drilling solution under each hole he was drilling.
Dust Free Drilling

The bag captured all of the plaster dust which saved him the time and frustration of vacuuming in twenty different spots.
For serious drilling and dust collection, take a peek at the DeWALT dust extractor systems.

Dust Free Drilling
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Robert Robillard

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Rob Robillard is “The Concord Carpenter” Rob is a builder, general contractor, carpenter, woodworker, and editor of Concord Carpenter and ToolBoxBuzz As a General Contractor and carpenter, Rob owns and operates Concord Carpenter LLC. A full-service remodeling and construction company. Rob is a recognized leader in home building best practices and a source for how-to information for building professionals. On this website, Rob covers all aspects of home construction, building science, home improvement, woodworking, remodeling, and some of the best product and tool reviews. Rob is in charge of our Tool and Product Review series - Concord Carpenter Videos where we post all of our tool reviews and video tutorials. Rob approaches remodeling and building construction with a pragmatic and problem-solving approach. He enjoys using his knowledge and experience to help and educate building professionals as well as DIYers on best practices in the construction and remodeling industry. He's a strong advocate for "raising the bar" in the construction trades and promoting the trades to youth. #BeAMentor #Green2Great Craftsmanship, quality, and pride guide his journey on this channel The Concord Carpenter's motto: "Well done is better than well said!" : Read more about Rob

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