We clean up after a project, not just because it’s good shop ettiquette, but for safety’s sake, too. You can accidentally slip and fall on spilt oil, set fire to sawdust, or cut yourself on metal shavings. Though most shops contain a wet/dry vacuum and probably a broom, I prefer a whisk broom, or a masonry brush.
You can store these lightweight brooms easily, even in your toolbox. And though whisking off the workbench is the usual, when the time comes for a deep clean it’ll also take care of the “other” horizontal surfaces: the shelf braces, window sills, the top of the engine lift, the band saw scrap tray, the tops of the rolling tool boxes, and the dog — he’s slow.
The best thing about it: You can pick up a whisk broom for about $3.