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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-18-2010, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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Lightbulb Router Table/Dust collector control project.

Hi all.
I am interested in developing a safe power control system for my router table .
To include powering a shop vacuum and a light source . Would appreciate any advice offered.
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I think the light switch should be separate from the other two, as the light should be on at all times. Then, the easiest way to control the router and the vac at the same time is to get a power switch for exactly that purpose. Something like this:

i-socket 110m Tool and Vacuum Switch - Rockler Woodworking Tools

The best way, though, in terms of safety is to get a safety power tool switch:

Safety Power Tool Switch - Rockler Woodworking Tools

There are versions that let you control two tools at the same time, but you could also get the simple version, attach a dual outlet or extension cord to it, mount it on the side of your router table and plug in the router and the vac into the dual outlet.

Since it is recommended to unplug the router every time you change a bit or handle it otherwise, the outlets should be easily accessible.

Make sure the circuit you are attaching your machines to can handle the power draw. I have found that running my router and the vacuum at the same time requires a decent extension cord to minimize any power loss.

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Default My vacuum system

I call this my festool clone
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