Us boys & girls like our remote controls, right?.
I’m sure someone has done this before but I haven’t noticed on Lumberjocks
I had a remote control for operating up to 4 power outlets in the home.
It had been shoved in a drawer for some time.
I recently bought a new 2hp dust extractor which lives outside the workshop
It’s a bit far away when I need to turn it on using the tablesaw, lathe Radial arm saw or the bandsaw.
Also the switch on the lathe is towards the back on the motor which means I have to reach over the job which is not the best when something goes wrong.
With this remote control I can operate the lathe wirelessly and at the same time turn the dust extractor on or off standing near any of the machines. This is a big plus for convenience.
I bought the set at Aldi Stores, it has Aussie socket fittings but I am sure this sort of thing would be available in many countries.
Simple to program & operate.
-- Grumpy - "Always look on the bright side of life"- Monty Python