|Forum topic by Umpire20||posted 01-14-2010 02:43 AM||2239 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
01-14-2010 02:43 AM
I am brand spanking new to the Lumberjocks site. Someone from the Kreg forums referred me here. He and I were discussing a turn on / turn off switch that will turn your vacuum on & off based upon your tool being turned on or off. He gave me a recommendation of such a device at Rockler.com. http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17351&filter=power%20switches
I am simply doing my due diligence before purchasing. Does anyone have another brand / recommendation before I proceed?
I returned home with the new switch and used my drill as the “source” of power. I was able to successfully power up our Dyson (inside residential vac) at both very low drill speed and at full speed. And the vac had about a 6 or 7 second delay in turning off after the drill was powered down. This is exactly the operation a Kreg Jig user would want. I now have a “working switch” that will control my shop vac each time I pull the trigger on my Dewalt drill.
As a side note ….. I have also purchased an ” i-socket ” tool & vacuum switch from Woodcrafters. This device is supposed to do the same thing. It should arrive some time next week.
Thanks to everyone who responded. I appreciate your help.
-- Steve, New Mexico, USA