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It arrived today and as expected it was easy to install. I know they claim that you should have the service center do it or a qualified electrician but hey you simple take a couple of screws out and then put the new part and put the screws back in..... Well yes you do want to unplug the vacuum but all that is covered in the instructions. It took me longer to dig out the 5mm hex wrench then it did to install the part.
Now you have a remote that you can attach to the end of the hose or put where ever you want and turn the CT on and off as you wish. I've not been using the CT with the shopsmith plugged in as the current was too close for me to trust but I know other have been doing it and report it works fine.... well now I can just push the button and not have to worry about the current requirements because the shopsmith is plugged in to another outlet.
I have the two hose adapter so this will work nice for having two things attached, one plugged in and the CT responding to that and another with the push button. Yes I know the work around for that too but I like the idea of having the push button control.
I may decide to buy another remote to mount some place close to or on the the shopsmith. The other one can then just be on the hose as intended.
While I haven't used it for real it was fun turning the CT on and off with the remote and well that is purpose of this. I see no negative issues for me as I have not invested in battery tools and have to deal with the prospect of having to get new ones with the built in bluetooth...... and I know some people who will want to do that.
Waiting for a project to use it on now. Since winter has returned (snow showers today) it might be few more days.