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RIDGID R4330 Planer Paddle Switch Replacement

by HorizontalMike
posted 11-23-2016 01:31 PM


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Joe Lyddon

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#1 posted 11-23-2016 06:01 PM

Glad you lucked out!!

Do you have your planer working now?

Have a good one!

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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toolie

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#2 posted 11-23-2016 06:02 PM

congrats on a creative fix.

-- there's a solution to every problem.......you just have to be willing to find it.

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#3 posted 11-23-2016 07:59 PM

Lucky break, some days you eat the bear, some days the bear eats you ;-)

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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#4 posted 11-23-2016 08:18 PM

Good deal….

-- Our village hasn't lost it's idiot, he was elected to congress.

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#5 posted 11-23-2016 08:29 PM

Glad that you found such an economical solution, and it even comes with a spare set of contacts. ;)

-- John, British Columbia, Canada

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#6 posted 11-24-2016 12:31 AM

I’m glad that one worked for you.

-- Barry, http://BarrysWorkshop.com/

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HorizontalMike

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#7 posted 11-24-2016 01:10 AM

Thanks guys! Once I got past the frustrations with the LSA and distance to get service, I figured that I could do it cheaper myself. Especially with the advice from folks like Topomax and others…

We are good to go, and I have now thickness planed all my Claro-Walnut for a new box. FWIW, I spent a few minutes/hours setting up my Incra I-Box for 3/8in. box joints. Looks like I will have a 12” X 6” box when all is said and done. I even made a new zero-clearance insert for the TS just to celebrate!
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Everything is running as new. Life is good, even without Jack (in the box ;-) if you know what I mean).

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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HorizontalMike

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#8 posted 11-24-2016 01:11 AM



Glad that you found such an economical solution, and it even comes with a spare set of contacts. ;)
- Druid

You know,... I wasn’t even thinking about that, HOWEVER, you may be right! I guess it all depends on how bad the “next” burnout is, assuming that there is one! Great idea!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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TopamaxSurvivor

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#9 posted 11-24-2016 03:05 AM

Make sure the spade connectors make good, tight contact and there probably won’t be another burn out.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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HorizontalMike

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#10 posted 11-24-2016 11:17 AM



Make sure the spade connectors make good, tight contact and there probably won t be another burn out.
- TopamaxSurvivor

You bet. I replaced the burnt spade connector with a new one. The others were fine. Plus, I bought a second switch as a backup, just in case… ;-)

Happy Turkey Day folks!

-- HorizontalMike -- "Woodpeckers understand..."

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#11 posted 11-26-2016 06:47 AM

I don’t like those slip on connectors for anything but light, low voltage connections. On motor or power circuits, the heat and cool cycles cause metal fatigue and loosening over time which leads a totally unnecessary failure. The heat from the deteriorating connection usually kills the device it is attached to. I saw this quite a few times on the multi-circuit emergency generator transfer switches used for 6 or 8 residential circuits. I can’t believe UL approved them.

-- Bob in WW ~ "some old things are lovely, warm still with life ... of the forgotten men who made them." - D.H. Lawrence

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