TIW REWIND No. 02 - Shop Fox Dust Remote

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Blog entry by Shawn Sealer posted 09-22-2012 02:53 AM 4766 reads 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch

The Problems I am having with my Shop Fox Dust Remote.

-- -Shawn

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#1 posted 09-22-2012 03:38 AM

I ‘ve had my Shop Fox remotes for 3 years and haven’t changed batteries or had problems yet. If yours failed after only 3 months, I would contact the seller and ask for a replacement/refund. It doesn’t cost anything to ask and the worst they can do is say no. Keep us updated as I LOVE my remotes. (my daughter thought it was one of those “help, I’ve fallen and I can’t get up thingys!)

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#2 posted 09-22-2012 05:14 AM

I’ve been using an inexpensive remote I bought for the holiday lights. I think I paid $15 or $20 at HD or Lowes. I use it on the HF 2HP DC.

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#3 posted 09-22-2012 02:10 PM

I have the same unit.
On the first one, a remote quit after about a month, Grizzly replaced it with an entire unit. I sent back only the remote, figuring that they would replace just the remote but they are not interchangeable.
Now on the second unit, one of the remotes has quit.
I’m disappointed as well.


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#4 posted 09-22-2012 02:34 PM

Shawn—I feel your pain … had the same problem. Replaced batteries, tinkered to try to find loose connections, cold solder joints, returned (they did replace), and had the same problems with the replacement.

One day I was walking through the electrical department at Menards and saw these …

... I think they were around $12.

I bought 3 of them … use one on my air cleaner, one on my dust collector, and one on my tuner to turn off the music when the phone rings or SWMBO comes into the shop. I have had them for about 2 years, still using the original batteries and have had no problems.

They don’t have a carabiner, but I just drop one of them into my apron or turning smock pocket. If I temporarily misplace the remote, I have two more in the drawer of my workbench.


-- Gerry -- "I don't plan to ever really grow up ... I'm just going to learn how to act in public!"

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Shawn Sealer

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#5 posted 09-23-2012 04:55 PM

Thanks for all the incite. I was just at the Grizzly scratch and dent tent sale yesterday. I got there an half hour late and all the good stuff was gone. I walked away with a brand new Jointer and a Mini Lathe, but I digress. I should of asked then. I will also look into the other options. They might be more reliable.

-- -Shawn

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#6 posted 09-24-2012 03:44 AM

Open the remote and spray electronic contact cleaner into the micro switches
And work them.

It doesn’t take some switches to get dirty gummy or corroded.

This should work

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Shawn Sealer

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#7 posted 09-24-2012 06:19 PM

gfadvm your daughter might be write mine doesn’t turn on my dust collectors, but ambulances keep showing up at my house LOL

-- -Shawn

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Shawn Sealer

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#8 posted 09-24-2012 06:21 PM

Ken i will look into that. I have some cleaner at work

-- -Shawn

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