Do any of you have a previously enjoyed industrial cut-off switch
(read: big red STOP button.... big green START button). I would like
one of these for my ts. I'd rather not buy new b/c it doesn't look
right to have shiny stuff next to my 60s cast iron (ok... I'm cheap).
I bought 3 enclosures, each with a red and green pushbutton and made by
GE, from Grainger. I don't think they cost more than $6 or $8 each. I
added a relay and contactor from a surplus store and now have a magnetic
switch that can be controlled from 8 feet in front of my saw, at my saw,
and several feet to the left side of my saw. When handling a 4 x 8
sheet I can always easily reach the On and Off buttons. You could put
the switches out in the weather for a few weeks and they wouldn't look
as offensive as new ones do. ;-)
The Good Bohemian wrote:
FWIW, I ran into a Delta rep at the local Woodcraft. Told him that I was
concerned with the poor switch on my Delta 36-444. He called the office,
and within a week, I had a new switch. We agreed that it was a safety
concern. I told him a was a noob and wanted to work safely.
Oh yea, I also bought the X5 jointer while I was there, but I do not think
it would have made a difference.
It may be worth a try to call the factory and beg.
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