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Switch Box Anything that makes your time spent in the shop safer and more enjoyable is worth looking into.Many shops are equipped with a router, mounted in some sort of a table.While this arrangement vastly increases the utility of the router, it can also place the on/off switch in an awkward position.
If you use a shop vac or dust collector with your router table, it adds yet another switch.A popular modification is to build a switch box that turns your shop vac on when you turn your router on.You can obtain the parts that you need to connect your router table to a shop vac at most building supply outlets, such as Home Hardware.
Assembly is fairly straight forward.Purchase an adequate length of 14/3 electrical cord.I found that since my router table is portable, about 25' of cord is adequate.With that length, I can locate it anywhere in the shop and still have enough cord to pass it behind other equipment so that I don't risk tripping on it.
Begin by installing a male plug (also called a 'cord end') on one end of the electrical cord.The other end will be connected to a receptacle...