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post #1 of 8 Old 12-05-2009, 11:24 PM Thread Starter
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Several months ago, I read an article about using a 24 volt transformer, relay, and house 3 way switches to start and stop the DC at each tool station. Does anyone know where that article resides?
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post #2 of 8 Old 12-06-2009, 12:31 AM
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Latching relay

I have a wireless remote control for my DC, just slip it in a pocket and move from tool to tool. If you want to hardwire your solution, I would suggest you look into a latching relay and multiple momentary switches. A 3-way switch works with 2 switches. If you need 3 switches you have to go with a 4-way switch. All these require travelers, wires run between all the switches, it doesn't expand very well. Latching relay and momentary switches would just require a pair from each switch back to the relay.
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Is this what you are looking for?

http://www.rockler.com/findit.cfm?pa...0&cookietest=1

or this?http://members.cox.net/jfrantz/shopweb/blastgate.htm

or this: http://www.pennstateind.com/library/...ructionsV2.pdf

Probably this:http://www.liutaiomottola.com/Tools/Dust.htm

A very good article on dust in the shop:http://www.woodzone.com/dust_control_intro.htm
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A "Long Ranger" to turn the DC on and off is probably easier and cheaper. The Long Ranger is just one brand and available from Penn State Industries. (About $70 I think.) I have the 220 Volt Long Ranger and absolutely love it.

Use the right tool for the job.

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I figure you still have to move the remote from tool to tool and I'm sure I'm not the only one that has trouble keeping up with the remote for a tv much less having one in the shop for the DC system. I put a switch in middle of shop on my out feed table that works the DC. I always know where it is.
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Finally THE Solution!

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I figure you still have to move the remote from tool to tool and I'm sure I'm not the only one that has trouble keeping up with the remote for a tv much less having one in the shop for the DC system. I put a switch in middle of shop on my out feed table that works the DC. I always know where it is.
So about 8 feet of stainless fishing leader material attached to the TV remote and then attach the other end to the middle of the living room floor and NEVER lose the TV remote again.

Richard you are a true genius!

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Anyone Useing a Small portable Dust Collector?

I got to do something PDQ. I thought I was doing a ok job on sawdust. The freezer and spare refrigerator is sucking up some of the sawdust. I can move everything toward the garage doors and opposite the back wall and put them back to back in a back to back group of 4 and put the DC in the middle. The larger unit is on the horizon but not now unless craigslist has one. Or does anyone have a suggestion? nekind..:)
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