|Review by muleskinner||posted 04-17-2013 03:18 AM||1891 views||0 times favorited||6 comments|
I wanted to add a foot switch to a scroll saw I just bought. The pedal types seemed better suited to a sitting position (I was thinking sewing machine). I will be standing so I looked for a low profile that had the pivot at the top. I ordered this one ($16.84) and received it yesterday. It’s available in three configurations: switch w/6ft pigtail; switch w/6ft cord and piggyback 15amp/120v plug; switch alone. I ordered the last option because I wanted a little bit longer cord and because I’m cheap and had what I needed on hand.
It’s rated 15 amps, 1/2 hp, 125 – 250 volts. All metal construction with non-slip pads top and bottom. The integral cord grip accepted the 16/3 cord nicely but I wouldn’t want to try anything larger. Actuation pressure is negligible and travel is about 3/16”. The dimensions are 3 1/2” x 2 5/8” x 7/8”. I liked the low profile but the small footprint makes it susceptible to flipping over if a twist in the cord exerts any amount of torque. ( -1 star) There are two mounting holes in the base so I mounted it to a ‘foot’ board for stability.
I know it’s too early for a verdict on durability but it’s solid construction makes me optimistic. I used it for a couple hours today and as far as comfortable operation, it is what I was looking for.
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