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Bsmith

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1247 days ago

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I have my new 2 hp, HF dust collector installed and working fine. I would like to put a remote switch at the 20 amp outlet. Most I’ve come across say either recommended for up to 1/5 hp or 220 outlet. Anyone have a HF dust collector the have successfully used with a remote? I’m not really looking for something that come on automaticly. Just one I can push a button in my pocket and turn it on and off. Thanks in advance.

-- Bryan


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justinwdemoss

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#1 posted 1247 days ago

I never really paid too much attention to the rating and only run the collector a few minutes a week as my schedule limits my shop time, but I picked up a remote for exterior use in a post Christmas sale at Home Cheapo last year and it works great. Just plug it into the outlet and them plug the chord for the collector into it.

Again I use mine in short bursts. By the way, I have the same collector and am really happy with it.

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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drewnahant

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#2 posted 1247 days ago

if Justin’s setup works in short bursts, it will work for continuous use, since the peak draw from the motor is at start-up, and this is when it would burn out any electronics. however, I have an outdoor reomte switch like he describes for my 1 hp dust collector, rated at 15A, works fine, but it came with a 10A switch which I tried first, and even though my DC is only rated at 6A, it blew the internal 10A fuse in that switch. So what I learned from this is that you should look for a remote system rated for considerably more power than you DC needs, or buy one of the purpose built units, like the longranger from PSI, which is designed to cope with the startup surge.

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NBeener

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#3 posted 1247 days ago

My Long Ranger 110V has been working perfectly with my HF 2HP DC for over a year, now.

-- -- Neil

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Hewy

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#4 posted 1247 days ago

I have a 2 HP HF Dust Collector that I use with this remote from Wood Craft.
This remote has worked great for me.

http://www.woodcraft.com/Product/2005117/8394/110V-Remote.aspx

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syenefarmer

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#5 posted 1247 days ago

I’ve been using one of these on my 2HP Harbor Freight dust collector for about 8 years now and it’s still going strong, Woods Industries 32555.

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justinwdemoss

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#6 posted 1247 days ago

Mine looks exactly like the one syenefarmer uses. I think it was clearanced at under $10, but it is worth every bit of the price he has linked to.

-- Justin in Loveland, OH

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TMcG

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#7 posted 1247 days ago

I have the same Woodcraft one that Hewy linked, works great on my HF DC

-- http://wood.mcgivern.org

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bigike

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#8 posted 1247 days ago

http://www.amazon.com/SuperSwitch-519768-Wireless-Programmable-PowerPackPro/dp/B004CN3IB4/ref=wl_it_dp_o?ie=UTF8&coliid=IBDRRQJ2803QY&colid=2N3FYGHM8SEC0
someone here had a review of this one hope it helps cuz I’m getting the same dust collector very soon I also wanted to know what the better filter is for it? Theres a canaster type one you can get with a metal pole coming down the side to shake the dust off the inside, anyone have a clue to what I’m talking about let me know?

-- Ike, Big Daddies Woodshop, http://www.icombadaniels@yahoo.com

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Bsmith

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#9 posted 1246 days ago

Thanks all. I just ordered the one from Wood industries. I hope to give a full review in a few weeks. Thanks for the input.

-- Bryan

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