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  • iVac Pro Auto Dust Collector Switches

    I see that Eagle America has a new wireless automatic dust collection switch out. There are two parts to the system. At a minimum you need one tool switch and one DC switch. There are various models of each to match your tools voltage and max current requirements. There are versions for both 120 and 220 volt tools and dust collectors available in 15 and 20 amp capacities.

    The system can accommodate up to 8 tool switches linked to one DC switch, so you can walk up to and start any of 8 tools in your shop and the dust collector will start automatically, no remote fob to carry with you and no buttons to push. The DC switch has a programmable off delay you can set to allow additional run time to extract dust from the system after you shut off the tool being used.

    Not cheap but looks interesting.

    Here's a link to the manual:
    http://c2600752.cdn.cloudfiles.racks...andToolBox.pdf

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    Re: iVac Pro Auto Dust Collector Switches

    I use this one from Sears and it works great. Not heavy duty but you get what you pay for.

    http://www.sears.com/shc/s/p_10153_1...1&blockType=G1
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      Re: iVac Pro Auto Dust Collector Switches

      i also have the craftsman auto switch. it's a freat accessory and really can take a beating. the only problem with it is that the accessory (shop vac, dc,etc.) is powered by the same circuit which powers the activating tool. the comparable wired ivac switch, while approximately twice the cost of the craftsman, provides for the activating tool and the accessory(shop vac, dc, etc.) to be on spearate circuits. in bob's 8 tools and one DC example, all the tools and the DC can be on separate circiuits, and they can also be diffferent voltages, thereby spreading the load over many circuits rather than one or two, without the need for extension cords.

      i also use the ivac switch in it's wired configuaration. both can be seen in the attached pic. what wasn't really publicized about the original ivac switch is that they can be daisy chained. one activating tool on a circuit can power two accessories on two additional separate circuits by chaining two switches together. and speaking from first hand experience, it's really convenient having the dc accessory come on when the primary tool is activated.
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        Re: iVac Pro Auto Dust Collector Switches

        I also have the Craftsman autoswitch. Works OK but it does have the max current limitation. It worked for me when using a router and the shop-vac, but the TS was too much for it. With my new TS which is 220V it won't work at all. Neither will what I have been using which is a heavy duty switch with a keyfob wireless remote. This worked great as I just kept the remote with me and pushed the button when ever I wanted to start the DC. I could still use this with the new TS and probably will. However I do like the auto on/off that the iVac switch system provides.

        Also, the iVac Pro wireless switch will run you about $120 for one 120V dust collector switch and one 120V tool switch. I think that's about the cheapest you can get into the system for.
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          Re: iVac Pro Auto Dust Collector Switches

          http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-mpaa...yer_detailpage
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          Light is faster than sound. That's why some people seem really bright until you hear them speak.
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          “If I had my life to live over again, I'd be a plumber.” - Albert Einstein
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          "Its a table saw.... Do you know where your fingers are?"
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