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Forum topic by Bobsboxes posted 12-29-2011 02:37 AM 1453 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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12-29-2011 02:37 AM

Topic tags/keywords: dust collector remote start gate switches

What does everyone use to start d/c? I was looking at the long range system, that has wires to all gates, when you open gate it starts collector. I have remote on my grizzly system, but I have a hard time remembering to bring button along.

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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#1 posted 12-29-2011 04:53 AM

I have a delta 50-720 that I switch between machines using rocklers 4” quick release hose. I have it centered between my machines and just switch the power outlet when I switch machines. I use this, which turns on the collector a couple of seconds after the tool so it doesn’t put too much of a strain on the circuit and it stays on for about 7 seconds after the tool is turned off to pull the dust out of the tube. I am VERY happy with it.

This may not be the best solution though if you aren’t always switching plugs. It sounds like you have everything hosed up permanently. I’ve seen on here a while back a post about a special modification to the circuit itself that turns on the dust collector circuit when anything on a tool circuit turns on. Can’t remember the post though.

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#2 posted 12-29-2011 05:02 AM

I bought several remote transmitters, and installed one sort-of-permanently (double side taped down) at each machine.

-- "A man may conduct himself well in both adversity and good fortune, but if you want to test his character, give him power." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 12-29-2011 05:17 AM

Clip that remote starter to your shirt but don’t let your kids see you. My daughter thought I had gotten one of those “Help I’ve Fallen And I Can’t Get Up thingys”. I’m still hearing about that!

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#4 posted 12-29-2011 05:22 AM

I have been thinking about the exact same thing. there is a craftsman that is just like the one from rockler for less..found here but i have also found these but i don’t know how well these work either. just a few options

-- If you can't fix it with a hammer, You've got an electrical problem.

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#5 posted 12-29-2011 05:26 AM

I super glued a rare earth magnet to remote switches and set them on the planer, Jointer and TS.

-- 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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#6 posted 12-29-2011 09:23 PM

Thanks for the imput, not sure what I will do yet. But appreciate the imput. Got a real charge out of gfadmv’s response, I could hang it on a string around my neck, but would probably get hung up on a machine and get sucked in, or get accused of wearing life alert like gfadmv. Reminds of a time when I helping a friend build a bumper and he was at my drill press drilling the mounting holes and his t-shirt got caught in a 4” piece of metal that was hung up on bit and sucked his shirt off him in a second. He is a big guy, like pulling a sail off a sailboat….but lucky he didn’ get hurt. thanks again Bob

-- Bob in Montana. Kindness is the Language the blind can see and deaf can hear. - Mark Twain

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