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01-19-2010 07:17 PM

I would like to add a remote switch to my dust collector. I have a 1 1/2 hp system and was hoping somebody out there would have a suggestion as to which switch they might recommend?

-- John200, Vancouver, WA

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#1 posted 01-19-2010 07:37 PM

I have one that I picked up at Woodcraft. It’s been in use for 3+ years now and has never failed. I couldn’t imagine getting by without it.

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#2 posted 01-19-2010 07:46 PM

i have one for about 7 years now. get extra remotes. the best thing i ever did.


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#3 posted 01-19-2010 07:57 PM

I purchased mine from Amazon dot com for $40.94. It is a Shop Fox d3038 110 volt 20 amp dust collector switch. The first one they sent me didn’t work and I returned it for a replacement. It took about a month from the first order until I had the switch installed and working. Even with the hassle it was forty bucks well spent and the convenience is well worth it.

It seems Amazon does not carry the switch at this time, I found one here at this sight for $37.69.

Remote dust collector switch

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#4 posted 01-19-2010 08:05 PM

I have used this one bought at Woodcraft for several years. I moved to a 1.5 HP DC about a year ago and it was working fine until it suddenly started tripping the DC breaker on every startup

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#5 posted 01-19-2010 09:22 PM

I really hate advertizing sumantics but it sounds like they are saying ” up to but not including 1.5 hp”.

Sometime you have to wonder?

p.s. I have that switch designed for 220 volts and so far not problems at that voltage.

I agree with Russv- get extra remotes.


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#6 posted 01-19-2010 09:50 PM

Greetings john200:

I’ve used the Lone Ranger Remote Control for about 12 years, and it’s a good one. Not one problem. And…..........I’m still using the same 9 volt battery that came with it, if you can believe it. I keep expecting it to go anytime, but not yet. It’ll reach about 75 yards, and anywhere your in the shop, it will turn on….. even behind a wall…... Check them out….....they’re red.

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#7 posted 01-20-2010 12:17 AM

BE sure to get it rated for your HP or above. These modern HP ratings for contacts are very marginal in my experiences :-((

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#8 posted 01-20-2010 01:02 AM

I will second the Long Ranger remotes. Both of mine are 8 1/2 years old now and still working perfect. I use a 220 on my Grizzly 2hp DC system and I have a 110 that i use on an exhaust fan.

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#9 posted 01-20-2010 02:19 AM

I used the 110v Shop Fox remote for 3-4 years and just got the 220v version last month after I switched my TS and DC to 220v.

One of my 110v remote switches died (I just wore it out) several months before the changeover, and it’s good to have two remotes again. I keep one at the TS and the other at my SCMS station and am never more than a couple of steps from one of them.

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#10 posted 01-20-2010 02:24 AM

I have both of the ones shown above by Abbott and ShannonRogers and they both work well and do not interfere with each other.

No problems with either.

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#11 posted 01-20-2010 08:15 AM

I have the big Shop Fox 5 hp cyclone, wired to 220 volts on a 30 amp breaker. I don’t know what I would do with out the remote. It sure saves me a lot walking back and forth.
Like others have said get extra fobs, they are real easy to set down some where. I always wear Carhart bibs and have gotten into the habit of putting the fob in my bib pocket all the time.

-- Taigert - Milan, IN

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