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Blog entry by MWF posted 11-22-2008 10:10 PM 6280 reads 0 times favorited 9 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I am looking into a remote control for my dust collection system. I have a Delta 50-760 that is wired for 220v. I am looking at a PSI Woodworking LR220-3 220V Long Ranger. Anyone have experience any remotes?



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John Marr

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#1 posted 11-22-2008 10:46 PM

I’ve had a Woodcraft brand remote for my 220 volt 2HP Grizzly collector for about 6 months and it works perfect. I don’t know who makes it, it just says Woodcraft on it. It’s made for collectors up to 3HP.

John

-- John

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Bob #2

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#2 posted 11-23-2008 01:22 AM

I think mine may be the same brand.
It works really well and the sender is good for about 1000 feet or 30 meters.

Bob

-- A mind, like a home, is furnished by its owner

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Patrick Jaromin

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#3 posted 11-23-2008 03:43 AM

FWIW, I run my dust collection system on an X10 controllable outlet. This allows me to control the unit a number of ways:

1 – keychain remote control

2 – via a keypad switch

3 – using a custom controller interfaced with an X10 Powerflash unit

Since I also have home automation software, I have programmed my air filtration unit to activate whenever the dust collector turns on.

It may not be for everyone, but it’s honestly not all that complicated to install/configure. Something to consider. http://tenonandspline.com/blog/archives/tag/dust-collection

-- Patrick, Chicago, IL http://www.TenonAndSpline.com/blog

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LeeinEdmonton

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#4 posted 11-23-2008 06:32 AM

I had an X10 for simple 120 volt duty. If I recall I paid something like $90 to $100, It lasted 3 years & crapped out. This was 6 yrs ago. I replaced it with a simple Canadian Tire remote that cost $16 & its still going strong.

Lee

-- Lee

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Abe Low

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#5 posted 11-23-2008 08:14 AM

It works fine and can even be used to operate a heavy duty relay which in turn can control greater HP or even three phase equipment.

-- Abe Low, Fine furniture, Sacramento, CA

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MWF

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#6 posted 11-27-2008 05:10 AM

Thanks for the input guys! Happy Thanksgiving!

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Rob Drown

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#7 posted 11-27-2008 10:24 PM

I have the http://www.pennstateind.com/store/LR220-3.html . It is reliable rugged and functioned flawlessly. I just wish I could remember where I put the remote all the time. Some guys put a big ring on it. Any other suggestions? Maybe really put it back in the same place?

-- The expectations of life depend upon diligence; the mechanic that would perfect his work must first sharpen his tools. Confucius, 经过艰苦的努力的梦想可以成真

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mtnscrambler

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#8 posted 02-05-2010 11:24 PM

LeeinEdmonton or whomever else may know…

I went to the Canadian Tire site, but didn’t see a remote controller that matched the description above. Do you have a number or brand name?

Eric

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wiswood2

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#9 posted 02-06-2010 12:56 AM

I have a PSI 220 volt on my grizzly 2hp collector fo 14 years and never a bit of trobble and my collector is out side ina small shed onthe side of the shop Good luck
Chuck

-- Chuck, wiswood2 www.wisconsinwoodchuck.com

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