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Grizzly H8242 - 220V Paddle On/Off Switch Connections

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Blog entry by cmmyakman posted 04-07-2011 06:38 PM 2963 reads 1 time favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I have an approximate 60 year old Craftsmen table saw. I wanted to upgrade the old flip switch my long deceased grandfather installed many years ago with a paddle switch that would enable me to stop the saw with my leg.

The motor runs on 220 Volts, so I opted for the Grizzly H8242.

I received the switch in the mail and was surprised that the back didn’t have the screw connectors I am used to dealing with around the house, i.e., on wall outlets, etc. I wish Grizzly had taken a picture of the back of their switch so I could have prepared for the hassle.

I called Grizzly and asked how to get connections to the switch and they recommended I go to an auto parts store (you won’t find the connectors at Home Depot). Just make sure they are female and 1/4” (0.250 inches) and that the gauge you select is equivalent to the wires you will use.

The connectors are called “Quick Disconnects” and I got the 12 to 10 gauge ones as I am using 12 gauge wire, which BTW is an extension cord I got on Amazon delivered for a better price than you can get at the local Home Depot.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002HWRS7C

I crimped on the Quick Disconnects and then I added some black electrical tape to make sure there would be no short circuits.

I wired the two hot wires to the connections 13 and 14 and the two neutral wires to connections 23 and 24. The ground wires I connected together via an insulating nut and taped the nut to the wire with electrical tape that so it can’t work itself loose.

I made this blog so you won’t have to go through the same “learning curve” that I had to go through. BTW – I highly recommend the Grizzly paddle switch as it works nicely and improves the safety of the table saw.

-- You can't fail if you don't give up.



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TopamaxSurvivor

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#1 posted 04-07-2011 08:36 PM

Too bad they don’t just use a screw terminal with a pressure place ;-((

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#2 posted 04-08-2011 02:30 AM

Too bad they don’t just use a screw terminal with a pressure place ;-((

Agree with Top.

Good idea to post this warning

My TS, a Bosh GTS10 (220v), (Same as 4100 in USA) blew the switch. I replaced with a Grizzly same exactly as yours. Guess what, the Bosh switch neither use screws in the connectors, Same scrappy quick terminal.

-- Back home. Fernando

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#3 posted 04-08-2011 06:30 AM

I was hoping to see a picture of a 60 year old Craftsman TS….... I know what you mean by getting blind sided by something after you get it home. Good info…..

-- mike...............

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#4 posted 04-08-2011 06:36 AM

It would be nice if they had screw connectors, but I have to ask; has anyone actually seen screw connectors inside any appliance or tool? I dont think I ever have.

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#5 posted 04-08-2011 07:00 AM

They used to ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#6 posted 07-18-2013 03:14 AM

Great post

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