Today I learned an important lesson: The dust collector remote will fit right through the dust collector cleanup nozzle.
I just finished routing some dados and was cleaning up, using the “shopvac” nozzle on my dust collector hose to suck up the stray dust around the router table. I heard something solid go in and didn’t think anything of it (I’ve sucked up a stray screw or brad before, it makes a neat tink noise going through the blower) but then when I looked for the remote I couldn’t find it.
I put two and two together, realized that thing bouncing it’s way along the collector line toward the impeller was my remote, and sprinted across the garage to hit the power switch on the collector.
It was sitting in the elbow about 3” from the impeller intake.
I think I’ll keep it in my pocket from now on.
-- Jason, Atlanta, GA