We can finally share the dust shoe we’ve been working on
Starting today, every Shapeoko will ship with a free Sweepy! The team is busy assembling these and once we have enough inventory, we’ll sell them separately along with additional brush kits.
Some people might want to know how we came onto this design… I had a late night call from @rob who was pretty pumped and with a blur of excitement said it was time we rolled out a dustboot… and he wanted it to be free…!
It was a pretty broad brief but a fun project, the requirements were:
- Simple to use
- Non invasive
- Easy to remove
- Free to new owners
- Suck like a champ
Over the next three months myself, Winston, Rob, Ed and Jorge toyed with hundreds of designs and samples. We tested different vacuums, hoses and chewed through lots of MFD. With a handful of solid designs we tested some boots to destruction, however after all of this and much deliberation Sweepy was born.
I’m pretty confident that Sweepy is one of the simplest, smallest and best made dust shoes out there for the money, most importantly he/she sucks like a champ and doesn’t bolt onto the Z, so no matter what Z/spindle you have he will work.
It comes in 65mm, 69mm and… coming soon 80mm!!! (people forget I love a spindle)
Now people can stop holding one of my beers