I've seen the DC remotes. I saw the plug-in where you plug a saw and a DC into a "box" where if you turn on the saw, the DC comes on...
I just saw a great shop video. He had micro-switches attached to his dust gates. When he pulled any dust gate open from anywhere in his shop, his DC turned on.
Been thinking how to do that.
I'm thinking micro-switches is not a problem itself. Used in a lot of manufacturing applications. If 110 volt, a lot a wear on the contacts. If 24 volt... extended life, but then you might have to use an actuated switch or relay... Anyone with ideas?
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