Table Saw Paddle Switch Upgrade

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Replaced tiny breaker switch with this paddle switch.

I went for a body mount instead of under the rail mount shown in other examples. Conveniently there were two non-used holes in the body, one tapped, that allowed me to screw the case to the body. All it took was drilling a 3/4” hole to pass the two power cables through.

Test run and it is so much nicer to slap the paddle rather than fumble for the tiny breaker switch (removed).

-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes!

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#1 posted 01-17-2010 11:43 PM

These are good paddle switches. I just bought one on sale from Rockler to use on my router table. I am very satisfied with mine.

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#2 posted 01-18-2010 03:06 AM

i think you and I have the exact same saw. how much was the switch? I may make that improvement as well its hard to find mine in a precarious situation.

-- Got Wood?

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#3 posted 01-18-2010 04:00 AM

I ordered it here:

It was this switch:
Ln Item Number Item Description Qty Unt-Price Ext-Price Shp Status

1 140-066 EA ON/OFF SWITCH W/STOP & ENCL 1 25.99 25.99 UPS VS

There’s a cheaper one on Grizzly, but it doesn’t include the box. I bought a 2’ section of 14 gauge 3-stranded wire cable but one foot would have been enough. If you go for it and you wish I can send you a wiring diagram.


-- Anybody can become a woodworker, but only a Craftsmen can hide his mistakes!

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#4 posted 06-11-2012 05:57 AM

Hi John, new member of LumberJocks here. I’ve been restoring a wood lathe and I’m nearly done with the build of a killer stand made out of steel. I got one of those paddle switches from Wood Workers Supply and wanted to see how you wired yours.

Would you possibly still have that wiring diagram to send? I might be able to figure it out on my own but better safe than sorry.


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#5 posted 06-13-2012 02:51 AM

Any chance one of you Lumber Jocks has a wiring diagram for the switch mentioned in this thread? This one:

Thanks for the welcome aboard everyone… I haven’t had a chance to test it out with the multi-meter but I’m willing to bet someone has it figured out already.


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