Safety first on my 1966 rebuild

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Added a much needed switch to the ole 1966 Craftsman. I still had the original switch from way back then, it made a spark the other week, and I decided to upgrade, ha. It was starting to corrode and was way to old.
I bought the switch on Amazon, it’s a 110/220, same one Grizzly sells too. $14.25.
I also got a 25ft. 12/3 ext. cord from HF for $17, and cut it up for a full re-wire from outlet – to switch – to new (2 mos.) Motor.
I swear it seems like it runs better…smoother starts, quick starts, nice hum when it runs.

Just thought I’d throw this out there in case any one was looking for a cheap re-wire way for their ole saw.

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#1 posted 11-27-2012 02:09 AM

thanks for sharing i like those paddle shut off switches.i need to upgrade mine on my old craftsman ts.

-- Marty.Athens,AL

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#2 posted 11-27-2012 03:36 AM

Takes getting used to…having it on the left…where I thought it’d be easier to access.
I constantly look for the switch where it used to be, down real low on the right, bad location. I alway’s reached over work to hit it.
I find the outer Left to be nice, easy to get to.

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#3 posted 11-27-2012 07:09 PM

Good job and thanks for all the info. VERY helpful post. I’m gonna do the same to my 50’s Craftsman.

-- My favorite projects were firewood bound

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