I thought I'd share this with everybody. I've been extolling the virtues of my new remote for a week or so now.
Bert asked me about my remote, so I figured I'd show in pictures what I'm doing. The design of the remote makes me wonder what they were thinking - as it seems the remote is more functional for a left hander:
I can hold hit the switch with both my thumb in this position:
And my index finger in this position:
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Thread: RMLS-14 Momentary Finger Remote
04-11-2008, 08:42 PM #1
RMLS-14 Momentary Finger Remote
04-11-2008, 08:43 PM #2
I tried it right handed and it works ok as a trigger with the index finger:
The other thing I liked about it is that it has grooves that fit into the grooves on my weldcraft torch so all I need are velcro straps to hold it in place. It doesn't move (I didn't want to use electrical tape as the directions suggested - what a mess).
After looking at the pins in the connector, it's obvious that it is nothing more than an on-off circuit completing switch, so my thought is to make a custom trigger.
04-11-2008, 09:04 PM #3
Uhmmm, how about some pics of the welds you are putting out with that.
04-11-2008, 09:16 PM #4
04-11-2008, 10:23 PM #5
thanks for the pics and the info!!! So...I'm guessing that you put the amps all the way up? and just hit that switch to go off and on at whatever amps you set it at?
thanks tassle!!!I'm not late...
I'm just on Hawaiian Time
04-12-2008, 12:34 AM #6
Since a pic is worth a 1000 words, you just posted a 6,000 word essay. THANK YOU!! From a hobby weldor who wondered about 'that thingy'.
Is the Velcro long enough to fasten it 'button up' on the left side of the torch? Or would that be 'reverse polarity' for the Velcro?
That '2 pin' photo is pretty amazing. I would have thought it needed many more.
FWIW: I had a tool at work that I used radiator hose clamps to fasten to the handle. It looked like sh!t. But after I figured out which way to 'aim' the screws, it worked very well. However, all pieces were made of steel.
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04-12-2008, 12:57 AM #7
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04-12-2008, 05:24 AM #9
Thanks Tassle!!!!!!!!!! Oh, btw, Craig in Denver wanted to give you a
I'll just shake your hand..........I'm not late...
I'm just on Hawaiian Time
04-12-2008, 07:47 AM #10
You have it mounted higher than intended...the bottom should be about flush with the bottom of your handle.
You also have it 90 degrees off...it should be on the rear off the handle with the button pointed left so when you wrap your hand around it it is perfect for your thumb.
Then you just slide it around as needed according to you body position in relation to your work.
If you are a southpaw then you need to rip off the velcro and re-glue it the other way.
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