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Okay, now some of you guys will find this perhaps a bit too much, but you may recall my search for a simple way to turn on router and vacuum at same time. Many answers from many highly skilled people, including electricians, engineers, welders,woodworkers and mathmeticians. But I had to do it this way. From SEARS came the Grey box: two inputs for accessories and one for power tool. The Grey box plugs into wall outlet. Switch to "power up all" and leave it set. From Rockler, one of their BIG paddle switches. That baby is built and has serious power cords. Mounted Rockler on front corner of my cabinet. Short cord inside is female and router is plugged into it. Long power cord from Rockler comes out back of cabinet and up to the Grey Sears box and into "power tool" input. Hit "activate". System is armed. GREEN
button on Rockler switch starts router and vacuum. Hit RED paddle to stop. Router stops instantly, vacuum continues on for five or six seconds. Very nice fellas. Cost me $12 for the Sears Switch and about $25 for the Rockler switch. And I could, if I wished, use the Grey box in other places.
As I said, for most of you this is the round-about way to do it. For me it was the simplest.
I was just down there for 15 minutes hitting the GREEN and then tapping the RED because it was so nice to hear it work.
Hell, I might go back again after dinner and do it again! HA!

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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 03-07-2009, 09:28 PM
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Hey Birch!

Tap it once or twice for me, will ya'?


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