A good friend of mine lets me use his shop. One of the first things that I did was fashion a paddle for the On/Off switch. Here’s a general picture of the switch on his TS:
Feel free to ignore that electrical tape holding the front cover on. :) Hey, it works.
A hole is needed to access the ON switch without raising the paddle. And a finger joint type of hinge:
A side view of how it was mounted underneath the table top. I began with a 2×4 screwed in place from the edges of the table. Simply drill for a sheetrock screw for the hinge pins.
I’m certainly not the first to do this mod. Not the last either.
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