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05-31-2017 12:15 AM

Greetings, folks who know way more than me!

New member seeking help with a piece of equipment.

Delta 10” Table Saw – Cat. # 34-444
Serial # 97 G 95876
If I were to guess, it’s a mid/late-1990’s vintage.

Anyway, the power switch has taken its last bow, and the table powers on as soon as it’s plugged in.

I’ve been searching online for a replacement, but haven’t found anything definitive, since Delta has been sold off from Porter-Cable since this particular production run. The info on deltamachineryparts.com is less than helpful.

I don’t think we need the entire replacement assembly…just a new switch should do. But where to find one that fits in the safety-shutoff assembly hanger unit??

Thanks in advance for your help!


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#1 posted 05-31-2017 01:17 AM

I have a few paddle switches from grizzly, 110 volt and 220 volt. No problems. I like the big OFF paddles.

http://www.grizzly.com/products/110V-Paddle-Switch/D4160

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#2 posted 05-31-2017 02:43 AM

I had the Rockwell version of that saw exactly. It came used with a light switch for the switch. Lol my giant PM 72 came with a light switch too. Must be a trend.

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#3 posted 05-31-2017 04:02 AM

Delta 10” Table Saw – Cat. # 34-444
Serial # 97 G 95876
If I were to guess, it’s a mid/late-1990’s vintage.
- markraich

No need to guess.. it was made in July 1997.

There is a good chance you can open the switch up and fix it… in many cases it’s something simple like debris stuck between the contacts or a broken spring. If not, pull the switch to see which one you have. Delta still sells the switch as do several aftermarket suppliers. Or, it’s nothing fancy, so you can replace it with something like the grizzly switch mentioned above. You could also probably get the mfg. part number off your existing switch (hint: It was not made by Delta :) and google an exact replacement for cheaper.

Cheers,
Brad

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#4 posted 05-31-2017 04:08 AM

Try this one: LINK

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#5 posted 05-31-2017 05:10 PM

Thank you all very much for your guidance! I’m impressed at the speed and friendliness to a complete novice. I appreciate that!


No need to guess.. it was made in July 1997.

Would that be the “97” and “G” in the serial #??


There is a good chance you can open the switch up and fix it… in many cases it s something simple like debris stuck between the contacts or a broken spring.

Lucked my way into doing exactly that last week. It’s definitely not full of gunk again, so I’m thinking the spring(s) is/are shot.

I’m also definitely not into paying $30+ when I see $10 options aplenty floating around.

Do you guys have any pros/cons on this particular option?

ALSO – If I do go this route, will I have to rig up some new-fangled way to mount it in the switch bracket? Any pointers?

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#6 posted 05-31-2017 05:12 PM



I had the Rockwell version of that saw exactly. It came used with a light switch for the switch. Lol my giant PM 72 came with a light switch too. Must be a trend.

I’m no expert, but I’m gonna guess OSHA might want to have a word with me about that… YIKES!

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#7 posted 05-31-2017 09:42 PM

So you’re the one who put light switches on my tablesaws before I buy them Mark? ! Lol

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#8 posted 06-07-2017 06:46 PM

Thanks for all your help, folks!

We got a switch in from Amazon and it’s looking good!

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