To sense current and turn the vacuum on I used a variation of the circuit that I developed for miter saw dust collection (find a discussion of that circuit here). In this case, though, I need two current sense circuits: one to switch on the sho...
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Whew! It has been a while since I added anything to this. But it took a while to get this part right. I needed a way to steer the vacuum from the shopvac and Dust Deputy to either the table saw or the router table. Inspiration for this design came...
I have been reworking my shop lately. A large part of it was just cleaning out crap that was no longer used. Part of that crap was the sound system. It was an old FM tuner, record and cassette player someone had thrown out years ago. Quite frankly...
Two of the biggest sawdust creators in the shop – tablesaw and router. I have dust collection of a sorts for both of them, but it is primitive. I have a small length of 2 1/2” hose that moves from one tool to the other and no autoswitc...
I got a chance to work with the HF 12” sliding miter saw again this weekend. I had the saw fairly well adjusted and decided to move on to other issues. The laser included with this saw proved to be a big disappointment. I spent time adjus...