Yeah - that's what I'm planning on Jack. Should have made that more clear
in my original post. Was more interested in who has purchased which brand,
price, other comments. I saw one Griz switch on Amazon (I believe...) and
wasn't that impressed with it from the pic. Small push buttons -
recessed(?), no paddle. The paddle really looks like a convenience I could
get used to.
I became a believer in the mag switches after one time plugging in a table
saw and hearing the blade take off. No big event - nothing happened, but it
was a remarkable case for mag switches.
Mike Marlow wrote:
> I became a believer in the mag switches after one time plugging in a
If you are already comitted to a mag motor starter, then any standard
start-stop push button station will do a nice job.
Allen-Bradley, Cutler-Hammer, Furnas, GE, Square D, etc, take your pick.
Personally, I like a big (2-1/4" dia) red mushroom head stop button for
any machine tool application.
============Funny thing because I just got a magnetic switch yesterday for my
secondary tablesaw....(an old Rockwell/Delta)....
I was using the saw with a sled a couple of weeks ago when the power
went off just after I had finsihed cutting off a one inch piece of
scrap ... So I just walked away
A few minutes later the power came back on and that small scrap cutoff
scrap piece I left on the sled vibrated over and the blade caught
SHOT that sucker across the shop ..... and it hit my left hand hard
enough to cut the skin... I was at least 15 foot from the saw
I just did not think to turn the saw off when the power went off...
The new Magnetic switch will be on the saw before the weekend...
If that URL doesn't work search under auction # 7556909742
This is the same switch as on my Unisaw. I bought another one from
this guy. He is the OEM of the switch. The auction closes in about 11
hours from the time of this post, but it says he has 23 of them, so
even if it closes before you read this, it would be worthwhile
emailing him with a query.
He also makes the regular 2x4 handy box sized switches--red/green
on/off buttons--as seen on Delta bandsaws, drill presses, 15" planers,
and DJ20 jointers. Similar to the one Norm used on his router table. I
would email him and inquire about one of those if the mag switch is
too much for you.
He seems like a nice guy. We had several very pleasant email
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