Having a remote might not be that much handier as you would have to keep it on you. I solved my problem by switching by using a couple of 3 way switches and put them in the middle of each run of tools. Mine is a 220 volt that plugs into it's own outlet so I switched one of the wires going to the plug. Any of the machines I have DC hooked to are close to one of the switches.
Someone I consider a master woodworker once told me that a master woodworker is not someone who never makes mistakes. He is someone who is able to cover them up so that no one can tell.