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Forum topic by BradNail posted 02-01-2013 03:57 AM 780 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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02-01-2013 03:57 AM

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I finally got around to replacing the cloth bag on my 1.5 HP dust collector with a quality filter. The increase in air volume was noticeable. At the same time I added a remote control to save me a few steps in the shop running back and forth to turn the DC OFF and ON.

So today after working on the lathe I used the flexible DC hose to clean off some of the sawdust on my sweatshirt. I had the remote in the pocket of the shirt and it got sucked into the hose! I think I set a new speed record hitting the OFF switch before the remote hit the impeller on the DC.

I wonder if the remote had been sucked in if it would have turned itself off?

-- Brad, Sisters, Oregon

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#1 posted 02-01-2013 04:03 AM

maybe , maybe not

-- If your not supposed to have hair on your face......why does it grow their

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#2 posted 02-01-2013 04:24 AM

Good thing you got it turned off…...
Could have caused a rift in the space-time continium, or you could have had several smaller remotes!!!

-- Randy-- I may not be good...but I am slow! If good things come to those who wait.... Why is procrastination a bad thing?

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#3 posted 02-01-2013 04:58 AM

Glad you got it shut down in time.
Remotes are not cheap.
A seperator can keep the big stuff out of the impellar.

-- Sawdust and shavings are therapeutic

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#4 posted 02-01-2013 07:29 AM

There is a remote possibility it could have turned itself off … or not!

But better safe than sorry!

-- "I never met a board I didn't like!"

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