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Blog entry by BondonaBudget posted 01-26-2015 02:13 PM 857 reads 0 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

can anyone help the switch on my saw either stays on or will not work period. took it apart and find no loose wires, put it back and now nothing i think the switch needs replacing but not sure if their are any replacement parts available



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Grumpymike

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#1 posted 01-26-2015 07:38 PM

Yep the switch needs replacing.
I would recommend relocating the switch with one of the safety paddle switches.
I would not recommend the one supplied by Peachtree, but do look at the one supplied by Grizzley … I have four of theirs and they are good switches.
“How do I do this” you ask? well remove your old switch (while your machine is unplugged) and take the two wires that fed the switch and extend them to the new location with a #10 or #12 stranded.
(Remember that the black is the “hot” one the white is the neutral and the green is ground.)
Now, back in the day, it was a common practice to leave the neutral intact and break the black (Hot)line to the switch, so you may have a black in and out of the switch.
take the black of your new jumper and connect it to one of the old switch wires … connect the other end of the black jumper wire to the new switch.
Hook up the white wire to the other side of the switch and the other end to the remaining wire that fed the old switch. ... Ground both ends of the green.
Now take a piece of black tape and wrap each end of the white wire so that it’s not mistaken as a neutral.
You have just installed a new safety switch … now plug it in, if the breaker pops, go back to step 1 …

-- Grumpy old guy, and lookin' good Doin' it. ... Surprise Az.

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Dan Lyke

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#2 posted 01-26-2015 11:22 PM

What Grumpymike said. It’s not hard to replace a switch, and having a good paddle switch is an upgrade.

-- Dan Lyke, Petaluma California, http://www.flutterby.net/User:DanLyke

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BondonaBudget

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#3 posted 01-27-2015 12:43 AM

Thanks guys I will look into this and let you know the result.

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BondonaBudget

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#4 posted 01-27-2015 12:55 AM

Thanks guys I will look into this and let you know the result.

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