|Forum topic by Jim55||posted 04-20-2016 05:58 PM||362 views||0 times favorited||6 replies|
04-20-2016 05:58 PM
I am putting a riser kit on my band saw and had to disconnect the switch to do it. I thought I was going to complete it right away so didn’t take any pictures of the hook up like I usually do when taking apart things with which I am not fully versed in. Well, some time has passed and now I don’t know which plug goes where. I had thought (there’s that word again) I did but when I tried it, the lights dimmed and the breaker tripped before any (I hope!) harm was done.
I can wire light switches and house plugs all right but this stuff is a little beyond me. I tried surfing the web but there’s so many different things that crop up that that approach is hopeless. I need a little help in hooking this up.
It is 110. It’s the HF band saw (Hey don’t laugh. Look close and you’ll see it’s a twin to the older Grizz and probably came out of the same factory as the much more expensive Jet saw). Anyway, on my budget it’s this or no band saw at all. So I like it just fine.
I have some pics here. (never mind the mess. It’s in my barn and I am working on that to0. It takes forever to do anything when you’re disabled and teaching 3 boys at the same time!
For common terminology, I marked one picture with circles and stuff (2nd pic down). The switch is oriented as it will be when it’s turned around and plugged in. I figured for the switch prongs, start from top left as #1 and going clock-wise.
Note there are two sets of wires. I figure we could just call the one set Yellow hot and neutral and the other Blue hot and neutral, if that makes any sense. I figure that way we’re all looking at and talking about the same things.
So here’s hoping somebody can get me wired up! HELLPPP! (Pleeeze?)