|Review by ChunkyC||posted 02-21-2011 05:07 AM||3039 views||0 times favorited||17 comments|
I purchsed the I-Socket from Rockler for $29.99 + Free shipping.
The instructions and web site say that it’s for a vacuums and dust collectors. I personally wouldn’t use it on my 2 HP Dust Collector. It just doesn’t look like it’s made well enough to handle that much inrush current.
I purchased the I-Socket for one thing, using with my compound sliding miter saw. It works just as advertised. When you squeeze the trigger on the miter saw, the vac starts right off. After the cut, the vacuum then runs for about 10 seconds longer. I also used it with my Dewalt Biscuit Jointer. Again, it works just as advertised. I’m not sure what the current threshold is on the detecting circuitry but I’m guessing it work with about whatever you plug into it.
I’m giving it 4 stars. I’m knocking a star off because I couldn’t recommend that anyone use this on their 2 HP + dust collector / system.
From Rockler’s web site
Control two tools at the same time! Now you don’t have to remember to power the vacuum on and off during every cut — the i-socket does it for you. Automatically turns on the wet/dry vacuum or dust collector when the tool is powered on, and continues running for an additional 7 seconds to clean out the inlet pipe after the tool is powered off.
- On-board micro-controller controls the in-rush of current and delay off.
- Designed for medium-duty work loads in the home workshop and on the job site.
- Can be used with any standard 15 amp/125 volt wet/dry vacuum or dust collector system (max 1.0 HP) or power feed unit.
- For indoor use only.
-- Chunk's Workshop pictures: http://spadfest.rcspads.com/thumbnails.php?album=135