I'm just about done getting a vintage 1.5HP Rockwell contractor's saw back
together, and the original toggle switch crapped out on me. Do any of you folks
have favorites for modern swtiches that're easier to use (like a large button
type, etc) and easy on the wallet? I'll probably just get another cheap toggle
or a 20A light switch rather than some kind of $40+ specialty switch if it's in
Not the kind of thing I'm looking for, I already have a primo heater-type
three-pole starter switch. If I want to use a flip swtich on this thing I'll
just stick with the original metal toggle. It lasted 30 years and change and
that's good enough for me.
FYI, normal light switches are no good. They 20A industrial service models are
what I was considering.
Believe it or don't but the best (OK, least expensive)
switch I've found is the one sold by Jet for their Sooperdy
Dooperdy Saw. I'm installing one for An Ultimate Router
Table that set me back a whole whopping $20ish. I did bead
blast it and re-paint it first.
You can find the manual on the Jet ((The WMHeLeMiNOhPee
Group) site and then it's a matter of calling and ordering.
It's as simple as eating pie.
1) How's that table progressing? Still Ultimate, or starting to
resemble "the babe sitting next to you as 2am Bar Time approaches"?
2) You made my day. I'm happy to know that the table saw I spent $800
bucks on has a decent $20 switch. I got all my tools marked with
Post-It notes, so when I croak, my wife will know how much to sell
them off for. I'm upping my SuperSaw sticker by twenty bux.
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