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bbc557ci

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01-17-2014 02:14 PM

Hey gents…. As mentioned in the title I’d like to get a remote for my HF DC. Motor says it’s 2hp, but that has been questioned here on LJ’s before ;o)

Any suggestions? What are ya’ll using that’s been working for you? It’s 110V btw…...

Thanks in advance!!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"


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syenefarmer

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#1 posted 01-17-2014 02:36 PM

I use this one my HF DC. In over 10 years of service, I’ve only had to replace it once.

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Kaleb the Swede

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#2 posted 01-17-2014 02:39 PM

I use a 1 HP dust collector and a bigger shop vac I bought something like this at lowes for 20 bucks and it works great, and I can run both. Depending on the amps you draw it should work. Got one similar at lowes

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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dbhost

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#3 posted 01-17-2014 02:46 PM

Which HF DC do you have? They sell several, and power requirements vary.

If it is the 2HP model, the unit syenefarmer recommended is asking for a fire. That thing is rated for 13 amps, the HF DC pulls 20 on startup.

I have heard many recommend the Long Ranger remotes that Penn State and others sell…

http://www.amazon.com/PSI-Woodworking-LR110-3-110-Volt-Collector/dp/B00004S9AI/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1389969946&sr=8-1&keywords=dust+collector+remote

Been considering grabbing one for myself actually…

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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b2rtch

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#4 posted 01-17-2014 02:52 PM

I buy mine at HD for $12.00 for my Clear View DC.
This is the one that syenefarmer recommends.
I use it to control a relay which in turn control the Clear View 5HP motor

-- Bert

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Matt Przybylski

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#5 posted 01-17-2014 02:57 PM

I have the Lone Ranger that dbhost linked to on mine. Bought it at rockler with a 20% off coupon. I didn’t want to take any chances so I figured the extra cost would help me sleep better at night. Why risk anything when you can spend an extra $50 and protect your house/family/etc?

-- Matt, Illinois, http://www.reintroducing.com

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Fred Hargis

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#6 posted 01-17-2014 03:05 PM

You can make something like Bert has for less than $35 or so, and be set for life. The difference is you would want a 120V relay instead of the 240V one he has. The relays can be had for less than $10, the switch can be had for $10 or so, and figure another $15 for the plugs and wiring. I use such a setup for my paint turbine. If the remote fails (the most common happenstance), it’s $10 to get it back up and running. The relays are industrial rated and last forever in this service.

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

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brtech

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#7 posted 01-17-2014 03:42 PM

I use the Woods remote also. The relay trick is a good one, but I haven’t bothered. I won’t get a fire, mine is not near anything flammable. It’s MUCH more likely to just burn out than start a fire anyway, but i don’t even see any sparks. Very good product for a reasonable price.

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Nicholas Hall

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#8 posted 01-17-2014 04:07 PM

My tool wish list just keep getting longer :)

Thanks for a great question and informative & helpful responses.

-- Outside of a dog, a book is a man's best friend. Inside of a dog, it's too dark to read. -Groucho Marx

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dbhost

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#9 posted 01-17-2014 05:05 PM

Dumb thought, but if you have something like the Iris system or other smart technology in your home, why not swap the outlet your DC is connected to for a smart outlet and just turn it on with your phone?

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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bbc557ci

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#10 posted 01-17-2014 05:30 PM

Thanks for the responses so far, I appreciate it!!

Bert – I haven’t got enough talent/know how to rig up relays and all that stuff…

dbhost – All I have a dumb phone and dumb outlets, and have no idea what the Iris system is. Me and the dumb phone & outlets get along just fine LOL, but I do appreciate the suggestion!!

-- Bill, central NY...no where near the "big apple"

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dbhost

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#11 posted 01-17-2014 06:53 PM

Gotcha… Well I was trying to help anyway… :-)

-- My workshop blog can be found at http://daves-workshop.blogspot.com

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Wildwood

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#12 posted 01-17-2014 08:06 PM

Used one of those in/out door x-mas light remote switches for my 2 HP HF DC for couple years until stopped working.

Now use a foot switch.

-- Bill

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gfadvm

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#13 posted 01-18-2014 02:03 AM

I use the Shop Fox with 2 remotes that Grizzly sells. I couldn’t find any others with 2 remote controllers. Anyone else have a source as my Shop Fox is about to die (4 years of use).

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

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ohtimberwolf

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#14 posted 01-18-2014 01:20 PM

I just ordered and should receive today this switch. After I use it a while I’ll report back.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/221215027062

-- Used to be a barn cat, now a lap cat...

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Fred Hargis

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#15 posted 01-18-2014 01:51 PM

Thanks for that, I ordered one as well. Those capable of 15 amps aren’t readily available.

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

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