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bbc557ci

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186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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.

-- 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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brtech

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#7 posted 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 186 days ago

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 185 days ago

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 185 days ago

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

-- 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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