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Conveniently turn your dust collector on and off from any place in your workshop!

Rockler Dust Collector Remote Switch

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Rockler Dust Collector Remote Switch

Easy installation - Just plug your dust collector into the transmitter box and you're ready to go.


  • Simple press on/off button on the transmitter handpiece
  • Signal will travel up to 50 ft. and easily passes through walls!
  • Remote and switch each have an internal 8-position DIP switch
(1) Transmitter Switch
(1) Remote
(1) 6' grounded cord
More Information
Brand Rockler
Manufacturer Part Number N/A
Weight 1.9000
Tech Spec
  • 15 amps max
  • 110 volt works up to 1.5 HP dust collectors
  • Remote uses standard 12v "23A" alkaline garage door remote battery
    Technical Documents N/A
    Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

    4.4 / 5.0
    107 Reviews
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    It's a life saver
    This device will start your dust collector from just about anywhere in the shop. remote is comfortable in your apron or in your pocked. I fixed mine to a piece of walnut that makes a great stick on for the power tools and doubles as a stud finder.
    October 16, 2018
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Makes using Dust Collector much easier, and you don't have to have the sound of collector except when actually cutting material.
    October 3, 2018
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Time saver
    This is one of the best things that I have every bought.
    July 21, 2018
    3 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Rockler Dust Collector Remote Switch
    What a back & step saver. LOVE IT !
    July 9, 2018
    7 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Love it
    What a good time saver
    July 2, 2018
    7 months ago
    great product
    This unit works so well, it saves so many steps back and forth to dust collector, can't imagine not having now.
    June 6, 2018
    5 months ago
    Works as described
    June 6, 2018
    over 3 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    I recommend it. Works fine right out of the box.
    May 12, 2018
    5 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Great purchase
    Easy to use. Wish I had purchased it sooner.
    May 7, 2018
    6 months ago
    The remote great. It is nice to plug and play
    April 30, 2018
    6 months ago
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    Replacement of a similar switch that failed.
    Steven C on Aug 20, 2018
    I've tried others and they didn't last more than a year so trying this one
    Evelyn O on May 15, 2018
    Replacement of a similar switch that failed.
    Steven C on Aug 20, 2018
    Need this switch to turn shop vacuum on and off easier.
    James W on Jun 21, 2018
    I've tried others and they didn't last more than a year so trying this one
    Evelyn O on May 15, 2018
    Shop needs
    Frank V on Mar 11, 2018
    Looks like a solid built unit
    Charles M on Feb 28, 2018
    I need it
    Eric p on Feb 27, 2018
    Safety and work flow
    John L on Feb 2, 2018
    Just got so tired of unnecessary movement around my shop....one that is tough enough to navigate as it is. This should save me some steps. Maybe I need the exercise. We'll see.
    Judy K. A on Jan 3, 2018
    I'm getting old, and so is the walk back and forth across my shop.
    andy m on Dec 9, 2017
    seems handy
    Doug M on Sep 25, 2017
    cooked old one---oops
    Perry H on Sep 10, 2017
    this item had good reviews and met my needs
    Steve on Jun 16, 2017
    step saver
    James H. A on Apr 3, 2017
    Love it. Don't have to walk to the dust collector any longer.
    William B on Mar 13, 2017
    local control at saw and jointer
    theodore c on Feb 27, 2017
    Convenience, works very well
    Tim Z on Feb 20, 2017
    Too lazy to walk across the workshop everytime
    jaime H on Feb 1, 2017
    to make my shop vac easer to use
    this product did not last more than 2 weeks
    Dale W on Jan 24, 2017
    For my dust collection system
    John S on Jan 16, 2017
    replace one that no longer works
    Walter M on Jan 10, 2017
    to turn on my dust collector
    Boyd R on Jan 1, 2017
    to replace the one I wore out.
    Nance S on Dec 5, 2016
    I have an older one that no longer functions, and I want to replace it.
    Al W on Nov 29, 2016
    my dust collector ate my remote
    Mike M on Oct 5, 2016
    because I'm getting ready to install a shop vacuum system.
    Douglas A on Jul 21, 2016
    Now use one for larger vac. Second smaller vac also used for some projects and need switch for convenience in turning on.
    George D on Jul 18, 2016
    for my dust Right vacuum
    John B on May 14, 2016
    Allows you to remotely switch on your vacuum system from anywhere in your shop. No more walking over to turn on and off the vacuum
    Derrick W on Mar 14, 2016
    Installed a 2HP dust collector and this is a nice feature!
    Bret R on Feb 29, 2016
    I got it for my shop dust collector. It works great. Much better than my previous one.
    Patrick M on Feb 9, 2016
    Jet remote was not available and this was suggested by Rockler salesman in the store. (very good choice, I really like it. Very convieience to turn on and off when I turn the tabnle saw on and off.
    Richard on Jan 1, 2016
    Helpful in my wood shop
    Tom N on Dec 30, 2015
    A Gift
    Spud M on Dec 10, 2015
    Saves time and convenience factor
    Noel K on Nov 29, 2015
    I can save steps and keep the noise in another room.
    charles m on Nov 29, 2015
    Very handy!
    Richard T on Nov 26, 2015
    unfortunately, to replace one that only lasted a few years.
    Howard H on Nov 22, 2015
    I needed it
    Jess R on Nov 16, 2015
    Always saves me lots of walking back and forth to turn on of off the vacuum.
    CG For'er on Oct 11, 2015
    This remote switch is the best ....can activated from anywhere in the shop ...
    Dennis B on Oct 2, 2015
    Saves sooooo many steps when working in the shop. Turns on or off the dust collection system from anywhere.
    Umpire.20 on Oct 2, 2015
    To simplify turning on dust collector
    ROBERT M on Sep 30, 2015
    to replace the previous one i bought from you that quit working
    David B on Aug 19, 2015
    saves time of turning of and on by hand at the vacuum
    Craig L on Aug 18, 2015
    to place on my table saw
    Richard on Aug 2, 2015
    My old one broke.
    Jeff B on Aug 1, 2015
    I am adding a dust collector on the outside of my shop and need this switch because I will not be able to get to the regular switch unless I go outside each time I want to use it. Sooooooo - we are building "an outhouse" for the dust collector.
    Norma W on Jul 16, 2015
    Curtis T on Jul 13, 2015
    We use it so that our 95 yr old mother can start the swamp cooler (located upstairs) from main floor of house. Lifesaver when it is 100+ degrees outside.
    Guy C on Jun 26, 2015
    Need this for my power tool.
    Jerry D on May 29, 2015
    Need this switch to turn shop vacuum on and off easier.
    James W on Jun 21, 2018
    Shop needs
    Frank V on Mar 11, 2018
    How to sync remote with powermatic dust collector
    Chris W on Mar 6, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I assume you already have a working remote and you are adding a second remote to your system.

    On the back of the remote are two screws. Remove these and open the remote, I was going to add pictures but am unable to do so.

    Inside the remote is a dip switch with 8 small switches. Set these to match your existing remote and it should work.
    will this work with a 6.5 hp shopvac ?
    Louis R on Jan 11, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: This is max of 1.5 HP It will not run a 6.5 HP motor.
    Thank you
    Do you have one for 2 hp collectors?
    A shopper on Apr 28, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Sorry no, we do not have a version of this for 2HP collectors.
    Does this mount to the wall?
    Bryan L on Aug 16, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes this has a mounting bracket on the top for a screw, so you can screw it to the wall. After buying this unit I did buy another remote it saves so many footsteps in the shop.
    If dust collector motor is not over 15 Amps is the remote ok to use? I know they say 1.5 HP but the unit is able to handle up to 15 amps.
    A shopper on May 2, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: I use mine to control my 5 Hp cyclone with a Square D contactor (8910DAP32). The remote switch output is connected to the 120V control terminals on the contactor and the 230V power and motor leads to the contactor terminals. Been working for 10 years! The remote switch is starting to age/act intermittent - probably needs a new battery, but I also notice the little green spot on the cover is cracking so I may just get a new remote. Overall, I'm very happy with this item.
    My switch and or remote became inoperable. How do I know which part is defective?
    Fred B on Apr 6, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I would bet it is the remote. The remote has a battery so check to see if the red light still lights up. Other than that I don't know how you would be able to tell. Good Luck!
    Just received this device. Plugged in my shop vac (1hp) into the device, checked remote battery was installed and plugged device into 115v power. It does nothing. Do I have to check that all dip switches are set the same and if not what should they be set at? Can I set my own combination if not. Thx
    Frank J on Mar 14, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Make sure all switches are in the on position , should be a red light on your new switch, switch on your vac and push you remote button. Don't recall if the remote had a plastic strip so as the battery would keep it's change . Mine works great!!!
    My dust collector will not stay running unless I hold the remote button in. It was working fine a few days ago but just started acting this way today. Any suggestions as to what is going on? The dust collector works fine if I plug it directly into the wall outlet.
    Mark A on Jan 8, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I had the same problem but it was just on start up for me. I found that if your voltage drops to around 90 Voltes the switch relay drops out. You mite have to bring a dedicated line to your vac.
    Is there any minute chance this would work for a 16 amp application?
    Woody C on May 7, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: It works great on mine. I haven't had a single issue with this. LOVE it.
    what type of outlet is on the device? I do not have a "standard" plug but a 240v plug.
    Frank S on May 6, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: This is designed for a 110 v outlet to be used with a 110v appliance. This will not work with a 240v plug. Check out Rockler part number 42897. I think that might be your preferred choice.
    my remote control transmitter switch has stopped working. You can hear a click when you use the remote but it won't fire the system . It is a special battery, before I shop for it would low battery cause this?
    patricia h on Apr 19, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Hard to tell. More than likely I would say yes.
    Can you get another remote?
    Thomas L on Apr 24, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, it is linked in the 'Frequently Bought Together' section of this offer.
    How to sync replacement remote switch?
    Robert C on Feb 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: the extra remote was preset.