|Project by Mikhail||posted 03-10-2014 03:04 AM||2415 views||11 times favorited||22 comments|
This is momentary on foot operated switch. It maintains a fairly low profile and is built around a flush rocker AC switch has been glued (construction adhesive) down allowing the body to rock in on and off positions. A spring holds the switch in the OFF position until the foot pedal is depressed. Its stays on only as long as the pedal is held all the way down. This is in series with the power switch of the table saw/router. I added some rubber tabs on the bottom of the switch to prevent it from sliding.
I like that the full down position requires and supports my full weight with out putting any excess pressure on the fairly fragile wall switch. I have been using it for about a 3 weeks and it is working well.
Other than construction adhesive and a trimmed small spring, it didn’t require any special components to build and went together fairly quickly.
I have had a commercial foot switch in the past, and like not having to release my materials or divert my attention to cut power to the power tool.