12 inch Grizzly Sander switch Modification

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Forum topic by woodbutcherbynight posted 08-04-2017 01:36 AM 363 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Recently I installed a new paddle type switch on my tablesaw. Looking at the old switch I liked it but the paddle switch like others have noted seemed safer for the TS. However the 12” Grizzly sander switch is on the back. That is you reach over the running sander to turn it off. 120 grit removes skin rapidly. Someone with medical training can enlighten us on how much and how fast but I am guessing many have had a mishap and tell us from experience it is not pleasant.

So I took some time and made a “L” bracket to hold the switch and mounted on the front of the sander where I have no need to remove skin.

Not exactly brillant and genius idea I know but saving my skin for a used switch seemed like a good idea at the time.
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#3 posted 08-09-2017 04:50 PM

That is a good idea. I have HF belt sander and I have to reach over the belt when it is laying down and get sanded once or twice. Thanks for the idea, Gunny!!

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