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    Question Replacement Switch for TS?

    I was cutting some plywood yesterday and had occasion to shut down the saw in mid cut. That brought to my attention that I really want to replace the stock switch on my saw, preferably with a push button (vs paddle switch) so I can hang one of those kick-board off switch assemblies.

    I'll start looking, thinking grizzly, grainger, ___?
    -Ned

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    You don't specify 100 or 220v. I have the Steel City that will operate 110 or 220v and has a circuit breaker built in at about $35. I use them on my TS and my RT.

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    The same switch is used by Orion under this part number, OR91579. You could try Colleen at Orion / Steel City for availability:

    Colleen Englert
    Orion International
    139 Delta Drive
    Pittsburgh PA 15238
    ph 412-967-0300 x109
    fax 412-967-0400
    colleen@oriontools.net
    colleen@steelcitytoolworks.net

    My dad has this and it is virtually the same except for the cool little stop sign image (not sure about the circuit breaker). At $30, I'd say this is the way to go for 110v. IMHO you should deal with this safety issue right away.
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    Ned, my DeWalt 744BT has a paddle switch, but I use a knee board on it, no problem....

    Why could you not put a knee board on the saw you have?

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    Ye got me a little confused too. If you have a paddle switch now, some sort of kick rigging shouldn't be difficult. But, to answer your question, yes, Grizzly has a variety of switches. I'm considering a foot switch for the bandsaw and drill press as both require a lot of on-off.
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    While Grainger does have a lot of switches, I doubt they're going to have much specifically intended for your purpose, and what they do have is going to be pretty expensive. Grizzley is the better choice, you could also try Woodcraft, Woodworkers Supply, or similar companies, as I seem to recall aftermarket stop switches being available.

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    Grizzly is the better choice I have both a 110V & a 220V.

    Scroll down 3 rows to where the switches start.


    http://www.grizzly.com/products/sear...spx?q=switches
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    I used the Grizzly in my router table. I never thought about it working for 220v but it is DPDT so it would work fine.

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    thanks guys!

    The paddle switch I have works fine as a switch, I just don't like the horizontal mounting. I'll check orion and grizzly and see if they have anything better, or maybe I figure out a better mousetrap on mine.
    -Ned

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    Whatever you decide to do, be sure you use a magnetic switch on your tablesaw. The same is true for all large tools. Using a standard DPDT switch on a tablesaw could be a killer if the power goes off!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Arnold View Post
    Whatever you decide to do, be sure you use a magnetic switch on your tablesaw. The same is true for all large tools. Using a standard DPDT switch on a tablesaw could be a killer if the power goes off!
    Could you explain? Starting with what DPDT means. Thanks.
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