tool triggered switch for vac

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Forum topic by driscie posted 11-23-2009 04:59 PM 2441 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2009 04:59 PM

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Looking for a source for a tool triggered switch to activate a shop vac with any bench tool.

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#1 posted 11-23-2009 05:15 PM

here’s one from

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#2 posted 11-23-2009 05:20 PM

Hi Driscie – Rockler sells a simple plug that does this – “i-switch” on page 57 of their October catalog. This is a $36.99 item. Rocker, and nearly everyone else sells remote switches for dust collectors – typically operated with a remote control. These are more expensive and typically do not turn on the collector simply by turning on the tool – although I have seen some that do over the past years. If you are handy with electronics, FWW had an article on building your own several years ago – can probably find in in their index.

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#3 posted 11-23-2009 05:29 PM


That same switch that PurpLev links to is on sale at Woodcraft for the next few days.

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#4 posted 11-23-2009 06:00 PM

Here is the one at Woodcraft and it’s on sale through 11/25/09 (Tomorrow).

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#5 posted 11-24-2009 07:27 AM

I use this one at my my workbench.

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