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The Craftsman Auto Switch


This just might be one of the best accessories for the Kreg Jig. Imagine this, you plunge your drill into the Kreg Jig's drill guide and as you compress your drill's trigger your vacuum turns on automatically sucking all of the loose woodchips through the Kreg Dust Collection Attachment. As soon as your hole is done, you release the trigger and your drill and vacuum wind down simultaneously.  Cool, right? Definitely!



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Comment by kevin holland on December 1, 2011 at 9:25pm

Hi Jay,

Iwould like to see your plans for the switch as well.  My email address is:

Thanks for sharing!


Comment by Jens Jensen on December 1, 2011 at 9:10pm

Jay are you still getting10.99 for the plans

Comment by Sandra on December 1, 2011 at 8:54pm

I need to know how to wire a light that will shine while my well pump is running !!  I turn the water on to  fill my horse water trough - only to forget later that the water is running, and I have wasted huge amounts of water.   If I had a light that would shine when the pump is running I might have a better chance at being reminded ...

Comment by Duncan Amos on December 1, 2011 at 5:06pm

Hi Jay,

Me too - will they swap to 240V, 50Hz, single-phase in and out?

Aw, hang it - I'd like to see them anyway...

Duncan (in Spain)

Comment by Jon Harrison on December 1, 2011 at 3:20pm

Hi Jay,

I'd like to receive a copy of your plans as well.  Thanks for sharing.


Comment by Dennis Grant on December 1, 2011 at 2:00pm


here is my e-mail

Comment by Dennis Grant on December 1, 2011 at 1:44pm


I am very interested in your plans for the switch to turn on the DC with the tool!! I am in the process of revamping my shop. I have 2- Delta dust collectors and 2- shop vacs I would like to incorporate into my system and any info on how to build that type of switch would be greatly appreciated!!! I have 220v and 110v machines.

Comment by Ray Pike on December 1, 2011 at 12:00pm

I also own this devise - however when using it with 120 volt table saw and 120 volt dust collector it blew the switch. 

I think these two machines draw too much amperage.

Comment by Jim McGinley on December 1, 2011 at 11:59am

There is a lot of these out on the market for various different prices. I have found the craftsman is the cheapest with no loss of quality. My shop is small and in my basement garage so dust is an issue. I have shop vacs attached to different machines. Each device and vac runs thru its own auto-switch. Good investment. 

Comment by Jon Peister on December 1, 2011 at 11:08am

I would really like the plans (more info, whatever is available).

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