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Automatically turns on your shop vacuum in sync with your power tool. Perfect for any power tool that benefits from dust collection.

i-socket 110m Tool and Vacuum Switch

Item #
20890
Rating:
92% of 100
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i-socket 110m Tool and Vacuum Switch

Intelligent plug-in switch automatically controls a vacuum or dust collector through the power tool's on/off switch! Eliminates continual running of vacuum to preserve the vacuum motor life. Ideal for miter saws, table saws, sanders, routers and planers. Easy to install - just plug it in! Can be used with any standard 15 amp/125 volt wet/dry vacuum or dust collector system (max 1.0 HP) or power feed unit. Control two tools at the same time! Now you don't have to remember to power the vacuum on and off during every cut - the i-socket does it for you. Automatically turns on the wet/dry vacuum or dust collector when the tool is powered on, and continues running for an additional 7 seconds to clean out the inlet pipe after the tool is powered off.


Features:
  • On-board micro-controller controls the in-rush of current and delay off
  • Designed for medium-duty work loads in the home workshop and on the job site
  • Can be used with any standard 15 amp/125 volt wet/dry vacuum or dust collector system (max 1.0 HP) or power feed unit
  • For indoor use only.
(1) i-socket 110m Tool and Vacuum Switch
More Information
Brand i-Socket
Manufacturer Part Number IS110M
Weight 0.5500
Tech Spec No
Tech Docs No
Prop 65 Warning WARNING: Cancer and Reproductive Harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov/product
4.6 / 5.0
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Love this product
Should of bought this years ago! I have two and wil prob get a third!
October 11, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Do it
Works great
Should have done this a long time ago
October 10, 2018
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
works exactly as described. good product.
September 23, 2018
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Shop craftsmen Butler
This is the most convenient piece of equipment a carpenter/cabinet maker could ever wont in his/her shop. Works like a charm. Sure beats manually turning on the Vac just for a quick cut of a board. Always prone to just going ahead to make the cut without turning the vac on but now the Vac comes on when ever I take a notion to make a long board a short one.
September 7, 2018
Purchased
1 month ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Great product
Great product. Works as advertised
August 10, 2018
Purchased
over 3 years ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Just what I needed
August 3, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
works as advertised
Makita 12" miter saw - draws up to 15 Amps
Shop vac 2.5 HP draws up to 8 Amps

No problems and no tripped breakers.
July 22, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Perfect!
Connected the switch right out of package to shop vac and table saw. Works GREAT! Turn on saw and shop vac starts. Stop saw and seven (7) seconds later the vac stops---exactly as advertised. Eliminate added steps to to turn on vac and return to saw, very efficient.
July 18, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Good product. Good price
Does exactly what it’s supposed to do. In fact, I went back and bought another one within a week
July 16, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
No problems yet, does it's job.
July 14, 2018
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
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Why did you choose this?
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for convenience
John G on Jul 21, 2018
I already have this and it works great. With this new one I can now have one for my shop and one for the garage!
Mark H on Jun 30, 2018
for convenience
John G on Jul 21, 2018
Super convenient and a plus to have on the job site . Just need to make them bigger. Go big or go home!
Tommy H on Jul 21, 2018
I already have this and it works great. With this new one I can now have one for my shop and one for the garage!
Mark H on Jun 30, 2018
Operate table saw and shop vac at same time without stopping to switch each other on.
Thomas P on Jun 24, 2018
Convenience
Jack O on Jun 23, 2018
I hoped it would helpfor the
Thomas G on Jun 2, 2018
be nice to have my big vacuum when I turn on my lathe
Michael C on Jun 1, 2018
want to try out
Epsky W on May 30, 2018
HAVE TWO IN USE NOW. WORK VERY WELL
KEN A on May 13, 2018
great store
flavio c on Apr 27, 2018
We use these where I work, and they are excellent. Had to pick one up for home use.
Steven A on Apr 4, 2018
I was aware of this product and came to the site specifically looking for it.
Kristoffer C on Mar 17, 2018
Like the first one, so getting another one.
Gary S on Mar 7, 2018
The microprocessor sets the low threshold trip level so a small appliance/tool (lamp, Fein® multimaster) can be used to start a medium shop vacuum. 7-second delay-on-off clears corrugated hoses.
Paul A. P on Mar 5, 2018
I'VE BEEN WITHOUT ONE OF THESE LONG ENOUGH. I PURCHASED ONE, BUT WILL MOST LIKELY PURCHASE A SECOND IN THE FUTURE.
Rhett D on Feb 19, 2018
Listed in the plans to build a miter saw stand
Karl C on Feb 8, 2018
I NEED IT TO HELP KEEP MY SHOP CLEAN.
BRIAN G on Jan 27, 2018
a great addition to a shop on the go
Charles W on Jan 22, 2018
Needed another one.
Elmus C on Jan 15, 2018
Ensures hands free operation of dust collection for chop saw.
Adam B on Jan 9, 2018
Have used these for years and they are such an asset for on the job dust collection. I suggest a shop-vac with the filter and replaceable bag installed. Works great and the filter stays clean.
Rick D on Dec 28, 2017
Reasonably priced and meets my needs.
Mark L on Dec 8, 2017
I'm lazy.
Melissa C on Dec 8, 2017
I dropped mine and it stopped working
Mike B on Nov 27, 2017
To turn the vacuum on with the miter saw
david g on Nov 6, 2017
For a one switch set up for my miter saw and vacuum.
Daniel L on Oct 30, 2017
Added shop vacuum to my miter saw. Wanted the convince of turning vac on automatically
Randy C on Sep 24, 2017
To Control my dust collector.
DENNIS J on Aug 9, 2017
needed for work shop.
Mays Home Number m on Aug 8, 2017
Works great, Already have one !!
Ryan G on Jun 26, 2017
Activate shop vac with radial saw
Jim L on Jun 26, 2017
Want my vacuum and miter saw to kick on at the same time when I am ready to cut.
Kristian L on May 31, 2017
only game in town
Christopher B on May 3, 2017
Wanted to control my vacuum and miter saw at the same time.
John D on Apr 29, 2017
I have one on my table saw and I'm getting another for my miter saw - nice device and makes it convenient.
Safa T on Apr 23, 2017
Needed this
merritt m on Apr 21, 2017
husband is a contractor..he'll keep 2 and give 2 as gifts to fellow employees
LIZ P on Mar 29, 2017
Upcoming projects
Rocklyn K on Mar 15, 2017
Have used these. Great product.
Rick D on Feb 28, 2017
Miter saw cart build
Stephen L on Feb 27, 2017
Going to use it for a drill press and vacuum for dust collection
Peter S on Feb 20, 2017
Tired of having to walk all the way over to turn off the shop vac
Donald C on Feb 7, 2017
Gift!
Jeffrey D on Feb 3, 2017
useful item
Harry M on Feb 1, 2017
As I wanted it for a long time and it went on sale at a good price I ordered it. If it goes on sale again I will order another one.
Robert G on Jan 25, 2017
Step saver!
Stephen P on Jan 18, 2017
Tired of having to turn on vacuum and tool seperatly
Allan C on Jan 17, 2017
Love this switch! It does exactly as advertised.
Joyce D on Jan 8, 2017
Great price
Harold J on Jan 2, 2017
To use with my vac and miter saw
Kenneth M on Dec 23, 2016
Super convenient and a plus to have on the job site . Just need to make them bigger. Go big or go home!
Tommy H on Jul 21, 2018
Operate table saw and shop vac at same time without stopping to switch each other on.
Thomas P on Jun 24, 2018
Does this product come in 240v for use in Australia?
David T on Dec 25, 2016
Anyone have success with this and a Harbor Freight 2HP dust collector....since the HF is really not 2HP?
Rich P on Dec 30, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I have two that I use with shop vacs. It's rated for 15 amps/110 volts. I guess I'd let that be my guide. They work well. I hope it works for you.
How many watts does it take to turn this on?
Patricia N on Aug 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The actuation threshold is the minimum amount of current that needs to flow through the primary/TOOL outlet before the microprocessor turns on the secondary/VAC outlet. This current level is set to about 0.7 amps, which is roughly 85 watts at 120V).
Can this be used with a 10" table saw?
Bruce K on Jan 2, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have used mine on my Dewalt sliding miter saw with no problems whatsoever.I do not, however, know how long it will last.I believe you will be very happy with it.best wishes, bill
i am wanting my dust collection to turn on the I start the foot pedal of my rotary tool. Will this work?
susan w on Jan 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes, that's what this is designed for. As soon as load is present across the TOOL outlet, the VAC outlet gets power.
how big of a shop vac can i run?
tony w on Mar 28, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Any size as long as it's 110 volts.
Does this work with a Sawstop?
Johnjss on Sep 26, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I should work with any shop equipment. Then only thing you need to do is look at the amp pull of the equipment you want to plug in make sure you are not pull more then 15A.
I have several tools hooked up to one vacuum. If I plug the vacuum into this and a power strip with the other tools plugged into the tool socket will it still turn on the vacuum when any of the tools in the power switch are turned on?
JOE Z on Sep 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I have a similar setup. I have a power strip on my workbench which has a bandsaw, a router table and a miter saw all plugged in. The I-socket has a level amperage needed to actually turn the vacuum on. Every tool I have tried draws enough to always start the vacuum. The reason I mention this is by accident I purchased a couple of 10 watt LED spotlights to light my work area and I am able to plug those into the same power strip, but since they draw so little power they do not trigger the vacuum. Thus a happy accident, I have light always and the vacuum starts when a tool starts. Be aware I believe there is an upper limit on amperage but I have yet to exceed that. I was skeptical when I first purchased but I would buy this again in a heartbeat for my shop.
Can I run an extension cord to and/or out of the unit without interference with its operation?
Peter H on May 4, 2018
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can
Can I attach my plasma tv as the "tool" and have the i-socket activate a small box computer fan to keep the TV cool?
Mark H on Feb 6, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't see why not. The fan will run a few seconds after the TV is turned off, which could be a good thing.
Instead of plugging in a shop vac could i plug in a light bulb? I'm hard of hearing and would use this as an indicator light
Frank on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Sure. Whatever you plug in will light up as soon as you start the tool.