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i-socket 110m Tool and Vacuum Switch

Automatically turns on your shop vacuum in sync with your power tool. Perfect for any power tool that benefits from dust collection.
Item #
20890
Rating:
94% of 100

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
(1) i-socket 110m Tool and Vacuum Switch
More Information
Brand i-Socket
Manufacturer Part Number IS110M
Weight 0.5500
4.7 / 5.0
274 Reviews
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Wish I would have bought one sooner!
Works just like it is supposed to. A buddy of mine suggested I get one and I am glad I did!
October 13, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great, would definitely recommend
October 10, 2019
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Works great!!
Works great - saves time & helps keep my shop clean
August 19, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Will buy more!
Works just as described. I love that is keeps the vac on for a few seconds after you turn off whatever is attached to it.
August 18, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I Works Cultural & Crafts Co.
A+++++++++++
August 10, 2019
Purchased
2 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
I wish that I had purchased sooner. It eliminates walking around to turn vac on.
Ease of use I would say it is a 10. I would buy it again.
August 5, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
I would highly recommend this product. Buy this.
I love this. It works perfectly and exactly as advertised. This saves time and makes me more productive while keeping the dust down on the job.
I would highly recommend this product.
August 2, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Advanced
Works great, but don't plug directly into wall outlet
Product works great and it's nice to have the vacuum turn on and off automatically controlled by the power tool current draw. I used it with my miter saw. When I turn on the light in my miter saw the vacuum remains off. But when I switch on the saw the vacuum runs. Switch off the saw and the vacuum runs for about 7 seconds and then turns off. My only caveat is: Do not plug the i-socket directly into the wall socket. The i-socket is large and heavy. Add two 14 gauge power cords and the whole thing is too much weight for the wall outlet. I ran a short extension cord from the wall outlet to the i-socket and everything worked correctly.
July 27, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Awesome!
Makes using it so much easier.
July 23, 2019
Purchased
3 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
Amazing product
Love love love his thing. Portable and easy to use. Allows me to plug tools into my dust system and power it auto on and off with the tool. Being portable it also allows the same for my shop vac to plug into a danger or other when in the house and dust system not avail.

Also love the 10 second delay that the vac keeps running after tool stops.

Just ran 100 board feet through a table saw with this using a shop vac and had less than a quarter cup of sawdust that the vac didn’t catch. Vac had almost a gallon in it.

Do wish it was a little more firm in the outlet however. Dork this. 9.9 out of 10!
July 5, 2019
Purchased
4 months ago
Woodworking Experience:
Intermediate
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Why did you choose this?
Rockler Store
20% coupon. Need for shopvac
John J on Sep 16, 2019
Sounds like it is going to simplify my workflow.
GIOVANNI L on Aug 6, 2019
20% coupon. Need for shopvac
John J on Sep 16, 2019
I had one and it quit working.
Larry M on Aug 24, 2019
Sounds like it is going to simplify my workflow.
GIOVANNI L on Aug 6, 2019
already have one and it performs exceptionally well and need a second one for a second vac application for a different tool at the same time
Ray G on Jul 7, 2019
only company that i could find making this product
Lawrence B on Jul 3, 2019
Sometimes I forget to turn on my vacuum so this should solve that. And when I don't forget, it's a pain to have to either reach down or walk over to the on/off switch on the vac. So again, hoping this device will solve that. I hope it works with table saw. I read that it's for up to 1.5hp vacs, but even the smallest vacs have more hp than that. So not sure what that's about.
G A on Jun 20, 2019
Will save me time when using my mitre saw.
Justin K on May 21, 2019
To run the belt sander and shop-vac at the same time.
Tom T on May 16, 2019
Power both tool and vacuum
Paul W on May 8, 2019
To use my vacuum with my saw.
Abdol E on Feb 19, 2019
If my breakers don't blow when I use this with the vac and the radial saw I'll probably invest in a couple more.
coachraoul on Jan 29, 2019
I was tired of turning my vacuum on and off when I was done with the tool I was using
Matthew M on Dec 26, 2018
It's a gift
Heather M on Dec 17, 2018
As a Christmas gift for a fastidious and particular friend.
John L S on Dec 13, 2018
make life easy dont have to turn on vac every time you use a tool
timothy p on Dec 6, 2018
a time saving Xmas gift for my son-in-law who does a lot of woodworking in his garage.
John A on Dec 5, 2018
xmas present stocking stuffer
Alice C on Nov 28, 2018
It is a gift
V P on Nov 23, 2018
They work.
William P on Nov 1, 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 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
I had one and it quit working.
Larry M on Aug 24, 2019
already have one and it performs exceptionally well and need a second one for a second vac application for a different tool at the same time
Ray G on Jul 7, 2019
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.
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: I’m runing my planer and shop vac off a 25’ ,12gage and works fine.
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.
Does it work with a trail socket?
Terry C on Dec 19, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I don't know, I have it mounted to my miter saw station and it works fine there.
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.
Is this UL listed?
Tom R on Oct 19, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes
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.
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