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Forum topic by Todd12 posted 11-20-2007 12:52 AM 9156 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-20-2007 12:52 AM

Can any one help me figure out how I can make my shop vac start up when I start the miter saw to make a cut?
I don’t know if there is a relay or a fancy switch of some kind to do this but it would be nice to have it work this way.

-- Todd, IL


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dennis mitchell

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#1 posted 11-20-2007 01:15 AM

there is….thats all I know

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#2 posted 11-20-2007 01:27 AM

Sears has a device that costs 19.99 at least in the US. Mot (Tom) says you have to take out a loan to buy one in Canada.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#3 posted 11-20-2007 01:34 AM

This is the one Sears has made for them.
I’ll be in Las Vegas at Xmas so will pick up some for “Canada”!
Excuse me Mr. Sears, how many fingers am I holding up?
Oh. and Mr. Sears, I’ll never shop in your ding danged store agian.
You Win!

http://s7.sears.com/is/image/Sears/00924031000?qlt=90,0&resMode=sharp&op_usm=0.9,0.5,0,0&rgn=0,0,640,640&scl=2.56&fmt=jpeg&id=2RvHwDkUqU73pDXA70W2oW

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#4 posted 11-20-2007 01:38 AM

We use them in the Toy Workshop and they work quite effectively. The vacuum stays on for about 5 seconds after the tool is turned off.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia karsonwm@gmail.com †

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#5 posted 11-20-2007 01:38 AM

Woodcraft carries isocket that sells for $35. Here is the link:

http://www.woodcraft.com/family.aspx?familyid=5855

I use it for my tablesaw and the Sears shopvac. I like it.

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#6 posted 11-20-2007 02:56 PM

I installed one of those recepticles with a switch and outlet under my router table and wired the outlet into the switch. Or the other way around. anyway I plug the shop vac and the router into the outlet and when I flip the switch they both come on. Cost about 5 bucks. When I want to run the system with out the router, I just unplug it and flip the switch and on comes my dust collection. Saves a few steps.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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#7 posted 11-21-2007 05:59 AM

I have two friends who are far more electirally gifted than I. Their shops are set up with micro switches on each blast gate such that when the gate is opened the switch turns on the shop vac and when it is shut it turns the vac off.
They are also wired so that if two people are working on the same system if one shuts off the system stays on until the second gate is shut. As many as six machines on each system.
When I get my shop finalized I’m going to bring them over and give them lunch after they set me up correctly.

-- No piece is cut too short. It was meant for a smaller project.

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porrapai

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#8 posted 11-21-2007 11:32 AM

Todd12
Have you resolved the issue? If not, I can help with some tips and will sketch out a solution. Drop me a line to porrapai@gmail.com telling me what is your operating voltage and I will try to help. I’m a Power Electronics Engineer in South Africa.

Carlos Castanheira
porrapai@gmail.com
or
carlos.castanheira@alstom.co.za

-- carlos castanheira, South Africa

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#9 posted 11-21-2007 03:03 PM

It seems that Rockler or Woodcraft have a switch that starts the dust collector when the machine is activated. A vibration sensor or some such.

-- Thos. Angle, Jordan Valley, Oregon

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dialtoneplus

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#10 posted 12-19-2007 10:01 PM

I have and use two of the Sears units, one on my Table Saw and the other on my router table. Both work excellent. They are so dependable that i even forget they are there.

Paid $19.95 each for them and i feel they are worth every penny.

—Jay (Dialtoneplus), San Antonio, Texas

-- Jay, San Antonio, Texas - Making Sawdust Rocks!

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