Tormach Fogbuster Nozzle Upgrade

The stock Fogbuster nozzle mount that comes with the base unit does work but the magnet mount is understandably prone to movement due to vibration as the machine operates. I decided I wanted to upgrade the mount I am using on my new Tormach PCNC 1100 to something a little more rugged.

Fogbuster aftermarket nozzle mount upgrade for the Tormach PCNC 1100

I purchased an aftermarket nozzle holder via eBay for $55.00. The kit comes with a machine mount, nozzle holder, and 10 segment 5/8” Loc-Line modular hose. The Loc-Line hose in conjunction with the brackets enables you to firmly establish a consistent Fogbuster coolant mist location.

Tormach Fogbuster Nozzle Holder Upgrade


The first step was to remove the existing flood coolant mount. (It appears that the previous owner of my machine modified the bracket to also hold an air line attached to the compressor.)

Tormach PCNC 1100 flood coolant baseline attachment
Removing the Tormach PCNC 1100 coolant bracket
Tormach PCNC 1100 coolant line removed to show the legacy attachment holes

The Fogbuster nozzle bracket upgrade kit I purchased on eBay matched the preexisting bolt pattern of the stock bracket but I did have to ever so slightly widen the diameter of the attachment holes in the fixture by drilling them out with a 1/4” drill bit. I purchased two, 1/4-20 socket head cap screws from the local hardware store to attach the bracket to my Tormach mill. After that attaching the backside bracket to the Tormach mill was a breeze.

Fogbuster aftermarket nozzle upgrade
Fogbuster nozzle upgrade machine bracket

You have to cut the preexisting coolant lines to slide them through the Loc-Line hose segments. I then linearly slit the remaining tubing on the barb ends with a razor blade to remove the remaining tubing. Next run the hose through the Loc-Line segments and push the tubing onto the barb ends of the nozzle head fixture. (Make sure you have put the tubes through the Loc-Line segments before you do this!)

Be mindful to connect the correct hose line to the correct corresponding fitting. On mine one of the two hoses had a blue stripe to identify it to help with this. (Not shown in photos)

Fogbuster lines cut to prepare for the nozzle upgrade. The remaining tubing on the barb fittings is removed with the help of a razor blade.
Reattaching the Fogbuster lines over the barb fittings on the nozzle head fixture.
Running the Fogbuster lines through the Loc-Line segments in preparation for the nozzle upgrade.
Attaching the Fogbuster to the new metal head fixture
Fogbuster metal head fixture assembly
Fogbuster upgrade – new metal head fixture
Fogbuster upgrade – attaching the Loc Line segment tube to the machine mount bracket

Fogbuster nozzle upgrade completed
Fogbuster nozzle upgrade completed

Fogbuster Upgrade Review

This Fogbuster modification was well worth it. The new adjustment Loc-Line tube arm works excellent! The modification takes under an hour to install and is strongly recommend. I would go as far as saying a must have for your setup if you use a Fogbuster for most coolant.