|Review by TheDane||posted 09-23-2012 02:24 AM||6736 views||9 times favorited||22 comments|
After repeated problems with the remote control on my dust collector, I hit on a less costly and (so far) more reliable solution.
One day I was walking through the electrical department at the local big box and saw these … they sell for $11.99. For that, you get the wireless switch that plugs into the service outlet like a wall wart and a remote control that can manage three of these devices.
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.
Important: I am not using these on anything with a motor that is rated at more than 1hp/650cfm (my Jet DC-650A draws 11 amps on startup and runs at 5.5 amps). I’m not sure I would recommend for anything that draws more.
Indoor Wireless Remote Outlet
Model Number: 59742
Menards SKU: 3635412
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