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Actuated dust extractors that will run my miter saw?

by HandyHousewife
posted 01-11-2018 10:57 PM


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bonesbr549

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#1 posted 01-11-2018 11:27 PM

Couple ways to go. I have a festool vac with boom arm that is tool actuated or manual (if you choose). Its wonderful, and had it for many years and hae that topped with a dust devil.

I also have a mitersaw (kapex) that is at a dedicated station and I have a cheap shopvac dedicated to that station. I use an automatic on switch. Basically the switch plugs into the outlet and has dual outlets. You plug the tool in one and the vac in the other. Turn on the tool vac comes on. Works well

http://www.rockler.com/i-socket-110m-tool-and-vacuum-switch?sid=V9146?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=Cj0KCQiAs9zSBRC5ARIsAFMtUXHoq-fykt6RMaEK8x3A0R1ZoE8379MRagkR8mFzhPrUPapuOvryqgUaAuukEALw_wcB

For my big tools I use grngate automatic on for my DC.

Cheers.

-- Sooner or later Liberals run out of other people's money.

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Loren

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#2 posted 01-11-2018 11:43 PM

Reviewers say this one works with miter
saws.

Not too pricey either.

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HandyHousewife

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#3 posted 01-12-2018 01:22 AM


Couple ways to go. I have a festool vac with boom arm that is tool actuated or manual (if you choose). Its wonderful, and had it for many years and hae that topped with a dust devil.

I also have a mitersaw (kapex) that is at a dedicated station and I have a cheap shopvac dedicated to that station. I use an automatic on switch. Basically the switch plugs into the outlet and has dual outlets. You plug the tool in one and the vac in the other. Turn on the tool vac comes on. Works well

http://www.rockler.com/i-socket-110m-tool-and-vacuum-switch?sid=V9146?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_term=&utm_content=pla&utm_campaign=PL&gclid=Cj0KCQiAs9zSBRC5ARIsAFMtUXHoq-fykt6RMaEK8x3A0R1ZoE8379MRagkR8mFzhPrUPapuOvryqgUaAuukEALw_wcB

For my big tools I use grngate automatic on for my DC.

Cheers.

- bonesbr549

Ha! I drooled over the Festool, but hubby said “no”. My concern with that box is will it run both the power hungry miter saw AND the shop vac (both run awfully near the 15A that it’s rated for)? That seems like a lot of draw on a box that only plugs in to one outlet. Unless I’m misunderstanding what the back looks like and that it does have two sets of prongs (I haven’t seen the back side of it, but the tech drawing looks like only one set of prongs). I’m also a bit concerned that it will come out of the sockets easily when switching between tools, unless it requires/allows you to remove the face plate and screw it in.


Reviewers say this one works with miter
saws.

Not too pricey either.

- Loren

This one is on my “shortlist”, but I wasn’t clear if I could plug the miter saw and/or the table saw (not simultaneously) into the extractor itself or if those would have to be plugged in separately. Because I realize that miter saws are notoriously tricky for getting enough suction to do a good job, when I was reading that in the reviews I was assuming (perhaps incorrectly) that they simply meant it had enough suction to do a decent job of pulling the dust through. I’d prefer to be able to run the miter saw through the extractor, so that the actuator would work. I didn’t want to order it and then find out that wouldn’t work the way I had hoped in the end. It may not be a deal breaker for it to not be actuated on the miter saw if it’s as quiet as they say, but I’m trying my best to be informed enough to make the best possible decision.

-- Striving for function *and* form, but settling quite happily for function. ;-)

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