How often have you looked for an air nozzle to blow dust off a part or even yourself? There are several scenarios here:
; You can see the blow gun,
but can’t reach it without
letting go of the hose in your
hand, but you’ll try three times
to be sure you can’t stretch just
a bit more to reach it.
; It’s not where you left it because someone else has it and
they never return tools anyway.
; It’s under what’s on your
bench not to be found until it’s
no longer needed.
; Or it’s taken that one-way
journey to the place in the
universe where pocketknives,
reading glasses, multi-tools and
the occasional wallet and car
keys go to never be seen again.
I’d never heard of an in-line
blow gun until one time visiting with a few Cabinet Makers
Association members at IWF.
We were talking about tiny
improvements that have really
added up to something. Immediately, I pulled out my phone
did a search and ordered a few.
Today, you’ll see nearly every
hose in my shop has an in-line
blow gun behind the chuck.
The time savings and conve-
nience will make you mad you
didn’t have it sooner.
So far I have tried several
brands, and Coilhose has been
the only one that has stood up
to daily use. ;
In-line blow guns keep clean air handy
CABINET SHOP TIPS
Simple tool saves
time and hassles
when you need air to
clean off parts
by Matt Krig
Why I’m a CMA member
“Being an active CMA member
gives us significant advantages in
the marketplace and has sped up
the learning curve exponentially
in a rapidly changing industry
and marketplace. Taking a little
time to attend events and ask
questions in person and online has
led to measurable improvements
in every aspect of our business.
The opportunities to get together
for events, education, regional
shop tours in person as well as
the forum are priceless. This type
of access to other shop owners
and managers, with companies
similar to mine, to share ideas, ask
questions outside of my business
to people who know this business,
is the best investment we make
each year.” – Matt Krig.
For more information on the
Cabinet Makers Association, visit
Matt Krig keeps an in-line blow gun right behind the chuck on almost
every air hose in his shop.
Matt Krig of Northland Woodworks,
Blaine, Minnesota, is also president of
the Cabinet Makers Association.