|Project by ToddinNH||posted 02-19-2012 11:22 PM||5912 views||12 times favorited||8 comments|
This isn’t exactly built out of wood but it’s a project that many of you are likely facing. I wanted to share my experience setting up a dust collector in a different room and how I’m controlling it with remote switching.
My workshop is on the 2nd floor of my garage. I’ve placed the dust collector (3HP Delta Model 50-763) on the lower level of the garage along with my compressor. This helped create much needed room in the shop and also helped keep the noise away from the shop.
As you can see the Dust Collector is large and on wheels. I wanted to be able to disconnect it easier so I can move it around for cleaning. I also wanted to be able to turn it on and off from any machine in the shop. To do this I worked closely with my electrician who came up with the idea of using 3-way and 4-way switches in a low voltage (24 volt) circuit connected to a contactor. Below is the wiring diagram.
I’m sure the diagram looks complicated but in reality it’s quite simple. Below is a picture showing the wiring adjacent to the dust collector in the garage.
I have a 3-way or 4-way switch located at every workstation: table saw, miter saw, drill press, band saw, planer, jointer, etc.
If anyone is interested you can check out a quick video (9 mins long) that shows how it was done and gives a quick look at the shop.
-- Todd, the Tool Man - http://www.toolboxbuzz.com