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#1 posted 03-10-2009 08:36 AM

Yes, the replacement switch from Shopsmith is a rip-off. The only reason I’d buy one from them is to help keep them in business. Times are tough for the Shopsmith guys. You can get a 20 amp toggle switch from just about any electrical supply house for about $5. I’ve go a 1953 Greenie with the original switch which works great after all these years. I just finished upgrading the headstock to the PolyV drive and 2 bearing quill. Replaced all the bearings, including the motor, and it runs as smooth and quiet as the day it came off the assembly line. Bought the parts off eBay and from Shopsmith. I was amazed that even after 50+ years, all the current parts will fit my Greenie.

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