i-Socket Autoswitch Shop Vacuum Control
Have your shop vac start up and shut down automatically every time you turn your sander, router or other handheld power tool on or off. Simply plug your power tool into one socket of the i-Socket...
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Deivce worked only 6 months then died
When this product worked it was great But this product is highly priced but doesn't last more than 6 months. I am not using this for long periods so it it should have lasted for years in my opinion. I will not buy another one. The reliability needs to be improved. I will look for an alternative solution.
Works as advertised
Plug and play design - great for sanding interior stairs - connect shop vac and sander - don't have to worry about going back and forth to multiple switches. Stopped working one tie - unplugged and plugged back in - worked great.
attached auti=omater to vacuum/radialarm
wish there was an automator for 220/1/60
These things are dynamite
I bought two of these devices, and gave them as gifts to friends after I used them. We use shop vacs for dust collection on cutoff saws and sanders on our projects. No need to reach down and turn the vac on and off, this does it for you.
You will love it
you will wonder how you did with out it.
Don't know why I waited so long.
I had seen this item on several occasions and thought it was a gimmick. I was also leary after reading some other reviews. Purchased one anyway and am very happy that I did. It has work flawlessly and I have had no problems at all. It is definetely a step saver (no longer running to the vacuum or dust collector to turn on and off. Will probably be purchasing more in the near future.
Over 3 years with no problems.
Bought this item, has to be three years ago now, and have had no problems at all. Unit is mounted to the wall and hasn't moved since day one. It has heavy use in a busy wood shop with cheep owners that wont buy a dust collection system that we desperately need so we got this instead. will be purchasing 3 more today. reading some of the other reviews, I am keeping my fingers crossed that these ones work as well as the first one has.
Dead after very little use
I bought on of these thinking it's exactly what I wanted. It worked great for a few months, and then died. I'm an occasional weekend woodworker, and didn't exactly stress the thing. I'd put this is the "nice idea but lousy execution" category.
I recently built a mobile miter saw station and then purchased a Ridgid Shop vac to dedicate ot my miter saw. This is the perfect complement. I used a 25 foot extension cord to pulg this into. I was leary about this product after some of the reviews, but I just love it and the ease of use. No more moving my other shop vac and having to hook it up then remembering to turn it on. This product does it all for me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1
I bought this product about 4 or 5 months ago from the Jacksonville Florida Woodcraft store. Wanted it for my Bandsaw and a shop vac. The device will turn on the shop vac when not using the tool. I cannot trust it as it is a dangerous fire hazard.
Good while it worked - briefly
This is the third one of these sockets we have purchased. The first broke after a couple of days, and its replacement has worked for over a year. Running either a pair of chop saws or a saw + planer made the case to buy another socket. It worked for a day and then broke in half the first time it was unplugged. It is too bad that these sockets are so poorly made. They provide an easy way to combine vacuum+tool. If you get lucky and buy one that lasts, it's great. Otherwise they are a waste of money.
how did i go without this????
I cannot believe I ever hooked up my mitre saw to a vac without using this. As soon as I pull the trigger on the mitre saw, the vac kicks in right away and stays on a few seconds after...this is a must have if you have a dedicated vac at a miter station
Keeps the dust down on indoor projects
Great time saver
Makes dust collection easy to manage with little fuss. Add this to a shop vac and cyclone and you have a fantastic dust management system for a small/garage shop. I use the iSocket with a TrackSaw and/or miter saw with great results. It makes keeping up with the shop vac on/off remote a thing of the past. My only significant complaint with it is that it does NOT have a bypass switch. This means that if the dust collection on your saw isn't perfect, you'll be moving plugs around to sweep up. If the iSocket had an OFF/AUTO/ON switch so cord plugging/replugging wasn't necessary, it would be perfect.
bulky but works well
Easy to use. Would like to see additional mounting options such as attaching to a vacumn.
With Wood Carving machine (Carvewright)
I have two of these units hooked up. One to a sander and the other to a miter saw. Everything else in my shop is attached to a large stationary vacuum. They are very handy to have in the shop.
i-socket vac auto
Used for vac on miter saw
Time delay could be made adjustable. Should have power cord to facilitate use. As is covers most of duplex receptacle.
Very ingenious product
I would like to be able to plug move tools into it.
great addition to any workshop
I use this item to interface between my shop vac and my power tools so that I don,t have to turn the vac on and off all the time. With this outlet, the vac goes on and off with the tool.
I-Socket is excellent small shop tool
Excellent solution for turning on shop vac when using with a tool. Turns the vac on when the tool is activated, turns the vac off several seconds _after_ the tool turns off. It is well built. I've dropped it a couple times and can see no visible damage. The only way it could be improved would be if it included a bypass switch that allowed the vac to be run without turning on the tool or moving the plugs around.
This Tool Saves Steps in the Shop
The iSocket is great when you don't have to go over to the vacuum, turn it on after opening the right blast gate, of course, because as soon as you start your tool that is connected to the i-Socket vacuum automater, the vacuum start on its own and runs for 7 seconds after you turn off the tool, clearing the hose of dust. Wish I'd thought of it.
Keep it under 15 Amps
Great tool - just keep it under 15 amps.
Be careful with the I-Socket
When this failed, it fed my vacuum motor low voltage which could be bad for the motor. I none-the-less tried a replacement and the Tool socket pins recessed after about 5 insertions. I will not try again.
Vacuum Automater Works!
Works as claimed and it really simplifies using a Shopvac for suction in my shop.
Item broke into pieces after ~20 uses. Very poor design and cheap parts.