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Forum topic by Gene Howe posted 11-03-2010 06:27 PM 829 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Gene Howe

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11-03-2010 06:27 PM

...a switch that will turn on my DC when the TS is started.
Appreciate any help finding this item. I don’t know what to call it to search for it.
Don’t want the Long Ranger. Don’t need another remote to clutter the shop and get lost. :-((
Thanks folks!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 11-03-2010 06:32 PM

How about this?

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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Gene Howe

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#2 posted 11-03-2010 06:42 PM

Thanks Charlie. that’s it!

-- Gene 'The true soldier fights not because he hates what is in front of him, but because he loves what is behind him.' G. K. Chesterton

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#3 posted 11-03-2010 06:47 PM

I have no personal experience with this. It looks like it is limited to 120V and just 1HP on the DC.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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Dez

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#4 posted 11-03-2010 06:59 PM

Charlie picked the one that will handle a greater current draw. I built my own, found the info through a google search.

-- Folly ever comes cloaked in opportunity!

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dbhost

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#5 posted 11-03-2010 06:59 PM

That switch that Charlie linked looks all right, but CAREFULLY check the amp rating on your equipment. The description shows 12 amp breakers for each side, so even a cheap bench top saw would trip it.

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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CharlieM1958

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#6 posted 11-03-2010 07:43 PM

dbhost: I wondered about that myself. In all other respects, it seems to be made for exactly what Gene wants to do. But 12 amp breakers doesn’t sound quite right.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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JBfromMN

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#7 posted 11-03-2010 08:05 PM

Here is Rocklers gizzmo

http://www.rockler.com/product.cfm?page=17351&filter=dustcollector%20switch

Does anyone else spend WAY too much money at Rockler like I do????

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richgreer

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#8 posted 11-03-2010 08:34 PM

FWIW – Every device I have seen that automatically turns the DC on has 2 problems: (1) they have to support the saw and the DC from the same circuit (I prefer those 2 devices on separate circuits) and (2) the DC shuts off immediately when the saw shuts off. I think it is better for the DC to run for a few seconds more to clear out the lines.

For these reasons, I have stuck with a remote control switch for my DC and I have the DC on a separate circuit. I carry the remote in my pocket and it works great.

Here is what I use – - http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2005117/8394/110V-Remote.aspx

It says that it is good for DCs up to 1.5 hp. I use it on my 2 hp DC and have had no problems.

-- Rich, Cedar Rapids, IA - I'm a woodworker. I don't create beauty, I reveal it.

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ChuckV

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#9 posted 11-03-2010 08:39 PM

I looked at two of these. They both run the DC for a few seconds (6-7) after the machine is turned off. But personally, I am a fan of the remote.

-- “Big man, pig man, ha ha, charade you are.” ― R. Waters

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JBfromMN

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#10 posted 11-03-2010 11:45 PM

Rich has a point about having seperate circuits for the table saw and dust collector.

I do not use the rockler gizzmo, I use a remote device. The one I use is from a home automation site. I just use a HD appliance module.

Here is a link to the site for anyone that wants to check them out.

http://www.x10.com/homepage.htm

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