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Forum topic by jimmyhopps posted 541 days ago 789 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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jimmyhopps

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541 days ago

Didn’t see any reviews, so I thought I’d post to see what people use..


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Brian Strothcamp

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#1 posted 541 days ago

I bought the only one Home Depot has in stock and love it.
14 bucks i forget the brand… its a box on a pigtail, pigtail plugs into outlet and hangs about 6 down on the wall, yout tool plugs in bottom of it.

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#2 posted 541 days ago

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#3 posted 541 days ago

I have a similar device from Lowe’s and have been using it for a while. If you need something for 220v I’d recommend the Long Ranger.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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ScottKaye

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#4 posted 541 days ago

ToddinNH went a step beyond a simple remote. His DC isnt even located in his shop. check out his solution.

-- "Nothing happens until you build it"

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Cole Tallerman

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#5 posted 541 days ago

this is just a lazy mans setup: http://www.highlandwoodworking.com/longrangermultigatesystem110v.aspx

I love mine. additional gates are not needed. just buy the sensor and epoxy it to your current blast gates.

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#6 posted 541 days ago

I use and recommend the Long Ranger

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jimmyhopps

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#7 posted 540 days ago

Thanks guys. The HD/Lowes options look like they are the easy (and cheap) way out. I have the 2hp / 110v HF collector. Not being an electrician, can someone comment if it is compatible with these remotes? I would assume 110v is 110v…

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#8 posted 540 days ago

The voltage isn’t what you need to check (well, not true….it does have to be either 120V or 240V as needed) but rather the amperage. A lot of those cheap lamp remotes are limited to 10 amps or less. So just look for one that would take 15 amps for your motor.

-- I long for the days when Coke was a cola, and a joint was a bad place to be (Merle Haggard)

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SamuraiSaw

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#9 posted 540 days ago

If I recall, the one I bought at Lowe’s was rated for 15amps. As Fred pointed out, that will be the deciding factor. I don’t know about the HD offering.

-- Artisan Woodworks of Texas.... www.awwtx.com

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#10 posted 540 days ago

I use, and recommend, the lazy man’s system that Cole mentioned.

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

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#11 posted 539 days ago

and for the smarter, lazier man, there’s this:

http://www.ivacswitch.com/index.action

i use the ivac switches. very flexible and the company is absolutely first rate:

i can activate both 110v and 220v tools and activate both 110v and 220v dust collection/slave tools.

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

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