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Forum topic by HandyHousewife posted 01-11-2018 10:57 PM 350 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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HandyHousewife

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01-11-2018 10:57 PM

I’m looking into some sort of dust collection for the garage, but I keep running into issues—generally involving the power required to run certain tools.

Here are my “must haves”.
1. Compact—I have a two car garage, and it still needs to function as a garage once in a while.
2. Inexpensive. I’m sure that $700+ Festool extractor is nice, but that’s a too big chunk of my bathroom remodel budget. :-(
3. QUIET!!!
4. Tool Actuation—up to and including my 10” Bosch gliding miter saw that draws ~15A
5. (And this goes back to #1) portable. I don’t mind moving the hose+cord from tool to tool, because we don’t have room to dedicate each tool to a certain spot to use them anyway.

It looks like Fein USED to make a “turbo III” that would have fit the bill perfectly, except it seems to be discontinued and the new version doesn’t say it will run a miter saw. I have a 30A circuit to the garage outlets, so power there isn’t a concern, it’s getting something that will support a power hungry miter saw (and my table saw in a perfect world, but I’m willing to let that one go). This site indicated that they ran a miter saw off of the DeWalt DWV012, but I can’t seem to confirm that.

I’ve got a shop vac, but it draws 12A, and the iVac system that seemed otherwise perfect only supports 9A, which also rules out the miter saw, even though it says 20A all over the packaging and even in the product name/description. If it won’t run my miter saw, it’s kind of missing the point. And even though the shop vac is quieter than most I still don’t want to have to either listen to it constantly or walk over and shut it off all the time.

I don’t want a key fob style setup, mostly because I know that the key fob will get lost. And I don’t want a system running all the time because they are noisy and my neighbors (understandably) prefer our neighborhood to remain quiet. And frankly, I don’t want to listen to a loud machine for long periods of time either.

-- Striving for function *and* form, but settling quite happily for function. ;-)


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bonesbr549

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#1 posted 01-11-2018 11:27 PM

Couple ways to go. I have a festool vac with boom arm that is tool actuated or manual (if you choose). Its wonderful, and had it for many years and hae that topped with a dust devil.

I also have a mitersaw (kapex) that is at a dedicated station and I have a cheap shopvac dedicated to that station. I use an automatic on switch. Basically the switch plugs into the outlet and has dual outlets. You plug the tool in one and the vac in the other. Turn on the tool vac comes on. Works well

http://www.rockler.com/i-socket-110m-tool-and-vacuum-switch?sid=V9146?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=Cj0KCQiAs9zSBRC5ARIsAFMtUXHoq-fykt6RMaEK8x3A0R1ZoE8379MRagkR8mFzhPrUPapuOvryqgUaAuukEALw_wcB

For my big tools I use grngate automatic on for my DC.

Cheers.

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

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Loren

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 11:43 PM

Reviewers say this one works with miter
saws.

Not too pricey either.

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HandyHousewife

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#3 posted 01-12-2018 01:22 AM


Couple ways to go. I have a festool vac with boom arm that is tool actuated or manual (if you choose). Its wonderful, and had it for many years and hae that topped with a dust devil.

I also have a mitersaw (kapex) that is at a dedicated station and I have a cheap shopvac dedicated to that station. I use an automatic on switch. Basically the switch plugs into the outlet and has dual outlets. You plug the tool in one and the vac in the other. Turn on the tool vac comes on. Works well

http://www.rockler.com/i-socket-110m-tool-and-vacuum-switch?sid=V9146?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=Cj0KCQiAs9zSBRC5ARIsAFMtUXHoq-fykt6RMaEK8x3A0R1ZoE8379MRagkR8mFzhPrUPapuOvryqgUaAuukEALw_wcB

For my big tools I use grngate automatic on for my DC.

Cheers.

- bonesbr549

Ha! I drooled over the Festool, but hubby said “no”. My concern with that box is will it run both the power hungry miter saw AND the shop vac (both run awfully near the 15A that it’s rated for)? That seems like a lot of draw on a box that only plugs in to one outlet. Unless I’m misunderstanding what the back looks like and that it does have two sets of prongs (I haven’t seen the back side of it, but the tech drawing looks like only one set of prongs). I’m also a bit concerned that it will come out of the sockets easily when switching between tools, unless it requires/allows you to remove the face plate and screw it in.


Reviewers say this one works with miter
saws.

Not too pricey either.

- Loren

This one is on my “shortlist”, but I wasn’t clear if I could plug the miter saw and/or the table saw (not simultaneously) into the extractor itself or if those would have to be plugged in separately. Because I realize that miter saws are notoriously tricky for getting enough suction to do a good job, when I was reading that in the reviews I was assuming (perhaps incorrectly) that they simply meant it had enough suction to do a decent job of pulling the dust through. I’d prefer to be able to run the miter saw through the extractor, so that the actuator would work. I didn’t want to order it and then find out that wouldn’t work the way I had hoped in the end. It may not be a deal breaker for it to not be actuated on the miter saw if it’s as quiet as they say, but I’m trying my best to be informed enough to make the best possible decision.

-- Striving for function *and* form, but settling quite happily for function. ;-)

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