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Forum topic by juicegoose posted 09-23-2010 09:35 PM 1349 views 0 times favorited 4 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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juicegoose

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09-23-2010 09:35 PM

So delta wants 35 bucks for a dpst switch for the 50-760 so I can run it on 220V. Has anyone gone to the local PiggyWiggly(home depot or the like) and bought a 20A double pole single throw switch and just had it switched at the wall or heck buy the switch and a metal box and mounted it to the collector itself? Daddy just don’t want to pay 35 dollars for a 5 dollar switch. WE IN A RECESSION!!!!!

As always opinions welcome and needed.


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#1 posted 09-23-2010 10:14 PM

I am sure you can find one at a home center for less then 35 and just attach a switch box and switch to the saw but I don’t think your going to get a 5 dollar switch. A decent quality 220 volt switch is going to be 10 dollars or more at least.

-- Dan - "Collector of Hand Planes"

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#2 posted 09-23-2010 10:24 PM

Grizzly has one for about $15. I just put one on my bandsaw.

-- My job is to give my kids things to discuss with their therapist....medic20447@gmail.com

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#3 posted 09-23-2010 11:29 PM

Oh ya of course the switch will be more then 5 but still it’s much less then 35 and I’m sure will be a better switch

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#4 posted 09-24-2010 11:04 PM

I purchased a bandsaw from CL that has just like you mention. There is a standard double pole light switch in an outlet box that switches both 220V power legs. The previous owner converted the saw from 3 phase to single phase by swapping motors.

Maybe the Delta switch is a magnetic switch. That would justify a $35 price.

-- Steve

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