Remote Switch for Shop Vac - Need sugestions - Router Forums
 44Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 12:11 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
sgcz75b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Country: United States
First Name: Steve
Posts: 161
 
Default Remote Switch for Shop Vac - Need sugestions

I'm looking for a remote-controlled outlet that I can use to plug in my shop vac dust collection unit.

There seems to be several such outlets on the market, but has anyone had experience with them?

For now, it makes more sense for my working conditions to have such a unit rather than an automatic switch at the tool.

Thanks for any help.

Steve
Danman1957 likes this.

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." Christopher Hitchens

sgcz75b is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 12:44 PM
Moderation Team
 
Cherryville Chuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Country: Canada
First Name: Charles
Posts: 14,951
 
Default

Do you just need a switch that turns it on for one tool such as your RT or do you need something with a remote control you keep in a pocket that turns it on for DC to a bunch of machines? Ivac makes a few different switches that will turn on a vac when you fire up a router.

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.
Cherryville Chuck is online now  
post #3 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
sgcz75b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Country: United States
First Name: Steve
Posts: 161
 
Default

I need it to just turn on the shop vac. That way whether I'm dust collecting from a router, table saw, band saw, or drill press I can start the vac before using the tool. I setup DC at each tool as I use it.

Now I walk over to the vac switch, turn it on, then walk back to the tool, cut, route, or drill, then walk back to the vac to turn it off.

This would help me stay at the tool and remotely turn the vac on and off.

Thanks.

Steve
Danman1957 likes this.

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." Christopher Hitchens

sgcz75b is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #4 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 01:50 PM
Moderation Team
 
difalkner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Country: United States
First Name: David
Posts: 2,469
 
Default

HF has a 3 set remote control with wireless 3 button switch, about $20. I use it for turning on the HF DC, shop vac, and exhaust fan for the window. Seems like I hooked these up about two years ago.

David
sgcz75b likes this.

David

Curly Wood Shop on Etsy
David Falkner - Woodworking YouTube channel
Our music at church - current videos Airline Baptist BC Facebook Live
Romans 3:23
difalkner is offline  
post #5 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 01:58 PM
Forum Contributor
 
Herb Stoops's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Country: United States
First Name: Herb
Posts: 7,397
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by difalkner View Post
HF has a 3 set remote control with wireless 3 button switch, about $20. I use it for turning on the HF DC, shop vac, and exhaust fan for the window. Seems like I hooked these up about two years ago.

David
I use the same beside my bed to turn off the air compressor in the shop if I hear it start up when I jump into bed.
I also have a remote switch on the DC to start it and shut it down when I go to use any tool. The remote hangs on my apron. Also there are 3 low voltage wall switches on the shop walls in case I forget the remote.

Go Harbor Freight.
Herb
difalkner, Nickp and sgcz75b like this.
Herb Stoops is offline  
post #6 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 02:07 PM
Registered User
 
OCEdesigns's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Country: United States
First Name: Chad
Posts: 732
 
Default

https://www.amazon.com/Century-Wirel...gateway&sr=8-1

Like this? I was looking at these the other day.

CNC Shark HD4 Extended. Water cooled Spindle. VCarve Pro 10
Maker of many chips!
OCEdesigns is offline  
post #7 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 02:40 PM
Moderation Team
 
difalkner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Country: United States
First Name: David
Posts: 2,469
 
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by OCEdesigns View Post
https://www.amazon.com/Century-Wirel...gateway&sr=8-1

Like this? I was looking at these the other day.
Yes, but the HF remote is far simpler. It only has 3 buttons. Push once to turn on, once to turn off. Right in my wheelhouse! LOL!

Remote Switch for Shop Vac - Need sugestions-hf-remote-switch.jpg

David
roxanne562001 and OCEdesigns like this.

David

Curly Wood Shop on Etsy
David Falkner - Woodworking YouTube channel
Our music at church - current videos Airline Baptist BC Facebook Live
Romans 3:23
difalkner is offline  
post #8 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 02:57 PM Thread Starter
Registered User
 
sgcz75b's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2019
Country: United States
First Name: Steve
Posts: 161
 
Default

Thanks for the response. At first search, I found those outlets that automatically turn on the vac when you start the tool and the price for most of them ranged from 75-100.00.

I was thinking that a simple remote operated unit would be cheaper, but I had no idea just how cheap

Sometimes I don't know what I think I know!

Thanks again.

Steve

"What can be asserted without proof can be dismissed without proof." Christopher Hitchens

sgcz75b is offline  
post #9 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 05:58 PM
Registered User
 
vchiarelli's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2012
Country: Canada
First Name: Vince
Posts: 3,456
 
Default

I use the same remote switches that David has - bought at Harbor Freight for $20 - have one plugged into my dust collector, air cleaner and shop vac - has worked flawlessly
sgcz75b likes this.

Some folks call me Vince - other folks call me...........
vchiarelli is offline  
post #10 of 40 (permalink) Old 02-23-2019, 06:13 PM
Registered User
 
RainMan 2.0's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2014
Country: Canada
First Name: Rick
Posts: 15,882
 
Default

I went full retard and and bought this system . I had to build a contactor because it wouldn’t accept the in rush current .
But I’m sure loving it , as I’d forget to turn the fan on otherwise.

iVAC Pro Dust Collection Control System - Lee Valley Tools
coxhaus, jj777746 and sgcz75b like this.

I donít always insulate , but when I do .
Ok ,I never insulate
RainMan 2.0 is online now  
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Router Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in











Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 2 (0 members and 2 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Dust collector stop/go remote switch jj777746 Project Plans and How To 36 05-24-2018 09:46 AM
Bosch 1617 switch repair reikimaster General Routing 37 06-18-2017 09:33 PM
Dust collector remote DIY option Bikeworks Tools and Woodworking 22 02-17-2017 07:43 PM
Problem with NVR switch wiring tyro General Routing 10 04-15-2016 01:48 AM
Table mounting questions for a Craftsman router. tdsapp Table-mounted Routing 25 12-17-2009 08:58 PM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome