And you can be three houses away, accidently push the ON button
while it's in your jacket pocket, and, if you're DC is in an ALMOST
soundproof room, be fortunate enough to open that door to turn
on the compressor - only 6 hours later. THAT's why I don't put the
shop's electric heater on one.
That would make sense. I guess I can call my small house and
basement shop desirable in that sense. No accidentally running
A selectable timeout might be a nice feature on the LR. Maybe
Never,15,30,60,90 minutes... I had a spa that did that. After 45
minutes, all the motors would shut down.
Ya gotta treat it like a trigger on a loaded gun!
With the remote in a pocket of my shop apron, I have inadvertently turned on
the DC from my office - about 50' away; and yesterday I accidentally turned
it on at least four times when a tape measure was dropped into the same
pocket and hit the button whenever I leaned/brushed against something in the
And on the same note, and even though it could be dangerous if you're not
real careful where you step or what you drop, I did buy a footswitch for the
router in the Multi-Router ... sometimes when you need three hands a foot
At work the drill presses are equipped with foot switches resulting
from some long-ago safety campaign. I was amused recently when I
noticed that someone had clamped one of the switches into an unused
drill press vise and shoved it behind the machine.
Often wrong, never in doubt.
Larry Wasserman - Baltimore, Maryland - firstname.lastname@example.org
My shop is in the space above my garage. Yesterday, while crawling under
the cabinet saw, the car started; it takes three pushes of a button followed
by holding the button for several seconds. Incredible!
For Larry, if you are unhappy with the multi-router, I can take it off your
A foot switch comes in handy for a lathe - as long as you remember
to turn the master switch off when not in use. When you've got
a tool inside a "hollow form", that foot operatied "third hand" can
make the difference between AH! and AH SH*T!
Probably not good for the motor, but on my JET VS mini, I can "bump"
the switch to dynamicly vary the speed when needed for critical cuts.
You should have to hold that switch down too.. like a dead-man switch.
Many years ago in shop class there was this "head banger" who was
making a billy club (for his up-coming rumble) on the lathe and he
fell asleep while doing it.
All everybody heard was a loud WHAM! which was the sound of his head
banging :-) against the work when his long hair got immediately
tangled up in it. Aside from the hair that had to be snipped, the guy
was fine. Maybe there's something to that "don't tense up immediately
before an accident and you'll be fine" saying.
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