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Rockler Dust Collector Remote Switch

Conveniently turn your dust collector on and off from any place in your workshop!
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90% of 100

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
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
    Discountable Yes
    4.5 / 5.0
    146 Reviews
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    Remote for Dust collector
    Since purchasing it I have used it for both my dust collector and wet/dry vac. Remote works well. I've tested its range and now looking to move my dust collector outside once the e=weather is better..
    February 25, 2020
    1 month ago
    Works great!
    February 17, 2020
    1 month ago
    DONT WAIT, get it today
    i wish i would of bought this years ago, what a great idea, i love it and would buy another right away if needed
    February 16, 2020
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    It works as advertised
    February 15, 2020
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Step Saver
    It’s great. Should have purchased it along time ago.
    February 9, 2020
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    I was concerned when I saw the notice "Works with dust collectors up to 1.5 HP". My HF dust collector is 2 HP, but I've been using them together for several weeks with no problem. I clip the remote switch onto my shirt pocket and love the convenience of not having to walk across my shop to activate the dust collector.
    February 6, 2020
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Great Service
    Bought one years ago and unit still works great. Bought second one Jan.4 and worked for one month & then stopped. Notified Rockler and they sent out a new one immediately. Best customer service in industry. Great products with frequent sales.
    February 3, 2020
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Everyone needs a remote on their shop vac.
    I not only put these on my dust collector but I use them on my shop vac so I don’t have to keep going back to turn it on and off.
    January 30, 2020
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    This works great.
    I hooked it up and used tested it out. Works perfectly. I am very happy with this device.

    I would recommend it to anyone needing this type of device for their dust collection equipment.
    January 15, 2020
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    on the table saw with long boards it works great.
    January 5, 2020
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
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    I have the 110V and it’s trustworthy
    Cheryl E on Feb 5, 2020
    KEN V on Jan 16, 2020
    I have the 110V and it’s trustworthy
    Cheryl E on Feb 5, 2020
    Will make life easier
    Audrie T on Jan 17, 2020
    KEN V on Jan 16, 2020
    had a previous one and shop work is so much easier with a remote on exterior located collector
    ronalee c on Jan 11, 2020
    This will be a major convenience and time-saving addition to my new shop.
    Dave H on Jan 9, 2020
    had gift cards and needed switch
    Samuel P on Jan 8, 2020
    I use a remote like this on my shop vac so I don’t have to go back to shut them off or turn it on.
    Aaron on Dec 24, 2019
    My husband wanted.
    Kim H on Dec 17, 2019
    I asked my dad to take pics of things he liked at Rockler and text them to me so I could be sure to give him exactly what he likes.
    Mr. A on Dec 12, 2019
    I have read many reviews of this remote and other manufacturer's models. This appears to be the best product for my needs.
    Edwin B on Nov 23, 2019
    Turn on unit while working with out walking
    Richard S on Sep 13, 2019
    I am tired of walking over to the shop vac every time I need to turn it on.
    Richard C on Jul 7, 2019
    I have one and need another one. These remotes are great!
    Chuck S on Jun 21, 2019
    I needed it
    TROY W on Jun 21, 2019
    Don't Have one looks useful
    Victor A on Jun 16, 2019
    Replacement for item damaged in fire.
    Stanley S on Mar 26, 2019
    small key fob. it just works
    Jeffrey C on Mar 17, 2019
    Already use one.
    t. r on Feb 8, 2019
    The switch looked like just what I needed. Rockler has always been good to deal with.
    Byron M on Jan 16, 2019
    JOHN W E on Jan 3, 2019
    Need it
    Kevin T on Jan 2, 2019
    I need it
    Bobby A on Jan 1, 2019
    Always wanted one
    Mark M on Dec 16, 2018
    Good value
    Gary K on Dec 4, 2018
    My husband wanted one.
    Angela J on Nov 26, 2018
    Old one died !
    Robert A on Nov 21, 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 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 <br />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
    Will make life easier
    Audrie T on Jan 17, 2020
    had a previous one and shop work is so much easier with a remote on exterior located collector
    ronalee c on Jan 11, 2020
    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: It should work on any shop vac or portable dust collector that you can plug into a 110v outlet. I am VERY pleased with the one I installed in my shop.
    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.
    I came back from vacation and my remote control will not activate the collector. Any suggestions?
    Steven K on Apr 17, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: First try new batteries in the remote. Second make sure power circuit is hot. Third unplug controller, let it sit for a minute or so and plug back in.
    Will this remote work with a HF dust collector that is 110v , 20 amp, and a 2hp motor?
    Danny D on Dec 1, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: I use mine with a jet 1100 with a 1.5 hp motor and it works great. I went and checked the tag on the unit, though, and it says it works with up to a 1.5 hp motor (same as in the picture), so that might be an issue.
    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.
    Remote Turns on anywhere in the shop and through the walls, but must be within 2-3 feet to turn off. What is wrong?
    G G on Mar 28, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: I don't have this issue with my remote. It will turn on and off. My longest distance is probably 15' but I've never had an issue with having to be closer to the base to turn it off than I was when I turned it on. I can't come up with even any reasonable thoughts on why yours acts that why. I hope you get a better response from someone else. It will be interesting to see. Good luck!
    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!
    I lost the remote control fob. Can I get another one?
    Dave F on Oct 21, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: Replacement remote fobs are available by contacting Rockler Customer Service at 800-279-4441. The part number is 44546.
    I need a replacement remote, can I buy one?
    Glenn E on Feb 19, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: Works great but it is expensive. You can do the same thing with a Christmas light remote if your shop is not huge. I have 2 of them in my shop, one on a 11/2 collector and one on a shop vac. They all work great
    Is anybody using this on a Harbor Freight dust collector?
    Tim S on Jan 2, 2019
    BEST ANSWER: I use it almost every day and have for 2 years. Turns my dust collector on and off. Used tue 240 v for 10 years or more until the dust collector gave up. Buy it you will be happy with it.
    I already have one of these connected to my planer and Delta vac. It has worked fine for years. No problems, but I want to add another remote switch to another shop vac but am afraid if I turn 1 on then both units will turn on. I don't need that. Will that happen? somebody, please reply.
    Joe on Nov 20, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I bought an extra remote "phob" for my switch. It didn't work. I found that inside each phob were a series of dip switches that had to match. I reset the dip switches in my new phob to match the old one and it worked fine. I would imagine that if you bought a new remote switch, the switches in the new phob would probably be set differently from your older switch. If so, they would not compete.
    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.
    Sndchanz 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.
    How to sync replacement remote switch?
    Robert C on Feb 4, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: do you have to open up the remote and set all the switches the same as your old remote. Just like you did with the old garage door opener’s.
    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.
    Remote quit working, box clicks but will not start?
    Jerry M on Feb 11, 2019
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