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Where To Buy Safety Toggle Switch For Cheap?

by tool_junkie
posted 02-02-2017 04:38 AM


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Carloz

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#1 posted 02-02-2017 04:50 AM

You do realize that driving anywhere farther 13 miles will cost you more that the price you quoted.

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#2 posted 02-02-2017 03:16 PM



You do realize that driving anywhere farther 13 miles will cost you more that the price you quoted.

- Carloz

Yes, but only if my car did so poorly on gas mileage which it doesn’t.

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#3 posted 02-02-2017 03:45 PM

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#4 posted 02-02-2017 04:12 PM

I have successfully replaced several machine switches using a standard toggle wall switch. 20 amp size. They have lasted for years.

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tool_junkie

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#5 posted 02-03-2017 01:38 AM

Thank you Paul66 and Harryn for the suggestions.

I did think about putting in a standard toggle switch, but since I want to sell the tool, I think I will incline towards a drop-in replacement.

Thanks!

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#6 posted 02-03-2017 03:00 AM

Twist the wires together, doesn’t cost anything. ( Joking )

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#7 posted 02-03-2017 04:01 AM

Try to find the manufacturers part number on the switch itself and google it. Most times, you can find them that way at places like Digi-key or Grangers cheaper than those listed as replacements for a specific machine. I doubt you will find one significantly cheaper than what you have already found though. I’d probably just stick it out there as is and let whoever buys it deal with replacing the switch. You can always bypass the switch temporarily if they want to see it run. If it doesn’t sell for $50, lower to $40. Someone should be willing to deal with it if it’s cheap enough.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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hairy

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#8 posted 02-03-2017 12:37 PM

Google “rocker switch” I’ve gone nuts trying to find things online, only to find out I wasn’t using the right name.

Here’s an example: http://www.ebay.com/itm/CARLINGSWITCH-LRA911-RS-B-120N-Lighted-Rocker-Switch-120V-/111231988686?hash=item19e5f173ce:g:cVoAAOxy6-tR~8kJ

-- My reality check bounced...

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#9 posted 02-03-2017 02:10 PM

If you’re only getting fifty bucks for a jointer I’d advertise it as ‘needs a switch.’ You can demonstrate it by putting a wire nut on the leads and plugging it in.

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tool_junkie

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#10 posted 02-08-2017 01:51 AM

Thank you, Brad, hairy and dhazelton, for the suggestions. I have thought about selling it with the broken switch and demonstrating its function as you suggested but then rejected that thought. I may go this route if I can’t find a cheap replacement.

I did, however, find a similar switch on Grizzly’s site for $4.50 but the $9.99 shipping just kills it :( Only if I can find a way to get free shipping from Grizzly!

http://www.grizzly.com/products/Toggle-Safety-Switch/D4163

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#11 posted 02-08-2017 02:11 AM

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#12 posted 02-08-2017 04:46 AM

Radio Shock, jameco electronics. Any Electronics hobby supply will have that switch. Home Depot.

-- mrg

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