On 4/13/2014 8:21 AM, email@example.com wrote:
Why spend several hundred $$ to save a minute or two of air blast once
in a while? Certainly the amount of use given the saw the power savings
isn't going to make up for it.
I've no ww equipment that doesn't have a motor that's at least as old as
OP's and a couple that are well over--mid- to late-50s is the vintage of
the Walker-Turner shaper. As w/ OP, an occasional cleanout is all they
need to be essentially life-time (or several lifetimes).
The motor (7.5 HP) in the elevator leg house here on the farm dates from
about '55 and it gets far harder use for hours on end during harvest in
100+ F ambient temp's and it's still going and will undoubtedly outlast
me by a few decades.
Not sure on the form factor you're actually looking for, but one of the
Ace Hardware affiliates in town has a very decent collection of
replacement tool switches. They're in the yellow-box assortment
collection area of specialty fasteners, etc., ... The SS, nylon, brass
fasteners, assorted other stuff collection all decent h-ware stores
have; just some have much larger assortment than others. If you've got
one of those around, might be worth a look-see.
The switch on one of the grinders (a cheap Chinese thing I keep the wire
wheels on) sounds like made very similar to your description. It's
failed a couple of times and have reworked it. It seems that time
between failures gets shorter every time and I suspect eventually it'll
just quit entirely, but so far it's gone probably 15 yr since the first
time, so there' likely a good deal of life left in yours.
On 4/13/14 9:55 AM, firstname.lastname@example.org wrote:
I've used the 'motor rated' switches that look like a typical wall light
switch for an old 3/4 HP table saw. These have the red/black body and
are reasonably cheap.
They don't last forever though (I've eaten up 2 over the years with
See I forgot to paste the link, sorry...
This wasn't at all exhaustive, just first of the form factor was
thinking of that came up; you can probably do quite a lot better if
really look. But, for TS or the like, this is the form factor I'd
prefer and if not going magnetic starter, ...
You could apply that sentiment to a whole lot of things. Cell phones,
computers, microwaves, televisions, etc. The question is, does someone
want the convenience of modern day technology or do they want to go
the older route.
In the end, it might make up for it if you consider all the time and
problems the OP appears to be having to get his machine up and running
On 4/13/2014 6:10 PM, email@example.com wrote:
Lets keep this in perspective. Other that the trip to Raleigh, which
the switch was but one of many errands, garden shops. fabric stores,
etc. I have spent less that 20 minutes on this project. Most of that
time was getting the tracks in place and keeping the plungers in place.
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