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myxology

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11-24-2016 05:12 AM

Hey there… Anybody have any experience using this switch http://www.fastcap.com/estore/pc/viewPrd.asp?idproduct=45290&idcategory=0 with the Harbor Freight 2hp dust collector?


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jwisbey

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#1 posted 11-24-2016 03:33 PM

I blew one of these on the HF dust collector by turning the DC back on before it had completely stopped moving from being turned on previously, if that makes sense. It worked fine for several months before I made this mistake.

I have been using a remote I purchased at Target for $15 since then. Since it is Christmas time, they have them in the decoration section.

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splintergroup

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#2 posted 11-24-2016 03:45 PM

Seems like a handy device. I’ve been considering a power strip arrangement where the sander turning on will also turn on the vacuum. Many vacs already have this feature, but a still $$ spendy.

The site you linked to has a “lifetime warranty” image, could your switch qualify for a refund?

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bonesbr549

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#3 posted 11-24-2016 04:12 PM

This is the one i’ve been using for the past 5 years. Works great

http://www.woodcraft.com/product/147369/isocket-autoswitch-shop-vacuum-control.aspx

cheap too.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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Lazyman

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#4 posted 11-24-2016 04:33 PM

According to the product description on Amazon, that device is only rate for 10 amps so is not suitable for the HF DC or any true dust collectors. It is intended just for shop vacs that pull much lower amps. You need a remote switch that is rated for 15 amps.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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toolie

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#5 posted 11-24-2016 04:37 PM

Get an Ivac switch. You’ll be glad you did. Much better than the auto switch and the vac switch originally featured.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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Lazyman

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#6 posted 11-25-2016 02:40 PM

Here is another option from Grizzly that appears to be a little cheaper ($42) than the Ivac switches:
http://www.grizzly.com/products/120V-Dust-Collection-Remote/T26673
I don’t have any experience with it but is rated at 15 amps so may be sufficient to handle the HF DC.

The 240V version is on sale right now for $40 and is rated for 20 amp/ 3HP motor, though it is out of stock right now so you will have to wait until they get more in before you receive it.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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John

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#7 posted 11-26-2016 02:17 AM

I have a long ranger. Works great, uses standard batteries, never had a problem. Got on a recommendation from a trusted colleague. A little spendy, but worth it in my opinion.

-- I measured once, cut twice, and its still too short...

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RandyinFlorida

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#8 posted 11-27-2016 06:22 PM

I went to the big box store and bought a 3 channel remote for turning on Christmas lights. One channel for the dust collector and one each for two smaller vacuums. Twelve bucks.

-- Randy in Crestview Florida, Wood Rocks!

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