LumberJocks

recommendation for remote for duct collection

  • Advertise with us

« back to Focus on the Workspace forum

Forum topic by jimmyhopps posted 01-28-2013 12:48 AM 824 views 0 times favorited 11 replies Add to Favorites Watch
View jimmyhopps's profile

jimmyhopps

142 posts in 1067 days


01-28-2013 12:48 AM

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


11 replies so far

View Brian Strothcamp's profile

Brian Strothcamp

111 posts in 1381 days


#1 posted 01-28-2013 12:56 AM

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.

View Brian Strothcamp's profile

Brian Strothcamp

111 posts in 1381 days


#2 posted 01-28-2013 12:58 AM

View SamuraiSaw's profile

SamuraiSaw

464 posts in 653 days


#3 posted 01-28-2013 01:13 AM

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

View ScottKaye's profile

ScottKaye

295 posts in 641 days


#4 posted 01-28-2013 01:18 AM

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"

View Cole Tallerman's profile

Cole Tallerman

392 posts in 873 days


#5 posted 01-28-2013 02:08 AM

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.

View woodman88's profile

woodman88

116 posts in 1337 days


#6 posted 01-28-2013 02:22 AM

I use and recommend the Long Ranger

View jimmyhopps's profile

jimmyhopps

142 posts in 1067 days


#7 posted 01-28-2013 03:16 PM

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…

View Fred Hargis's profile

Fred Hargis

1889 posts in 1181 days


#8 posted 01-28-2013 03:42 PM

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.

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

View SamuraiSaw's profile

SamuraiSaw

464 posts in 653 days


#9 posted 01-28-2013 03:48 PM

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

View Cosmicsniper's profile

Cosmicsniper

2199 posts in 1847 days


#10 posted 01-28-2013 04:31 PM

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

-- jay, www.allaboutastro.com

View toolie's profile

toolie

1769 posts in 1317 days


#11 posted 01-29-2013 05:45 PM

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.

Have your say...

You must be signed in to reply.

DISCLAIMER: Any posts on LJ are posted by individuals acting in their own right and do not necessarily reflect the views of LJ. LJ will not be held liable for the actions of any user.

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

HomeRefurbers.com

Latest Projects | Latest Blog Entries | Latest Forum Topics

GardenTenders.com :: gardening showcase