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Forum topic by LucasWoods posted 10-03-2017 10:14 PM 219 views 0 times favorited 6 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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LucasWoods

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10-03-2017 10:14 PM

I got a used grizzly table saw that needed a new on/off switch (the table saw is a G1022) and the switch (a Woodstock D4147) is too small lengthwise to fit the pre-cut out slot where the old switch was.

Did I order the wrong switch or was the G1022 stock switch a little bigger than normal ones you can buy online?

My question is how do I get the new switch to fit and still look decent?

I was thinking the top screw of the switch can go perfectly fine into the top screw hole. As for the bottom I would need to put some sort of backing on the inside of the cabinet to screw the bottom hole of the switch into. This backing would also cover up the extra space since the switch is smaller.

I was thinking of using a thing piece of scrap wood or a piece of tin/aluminum from lowes.

Any suggestions are appreciated.

-- Colorado Springs, CO


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Fresch

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#1 posted 10-04-2017 12:16 AM

Grizzly P1005109 That one?

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MrUnix

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#2 posted 10-04-2017 12:32 AM

Are you talking about a rectangular cutout in the saw body sheet metal, or an external electrical box? If the former, I would find a piece of sheet metal or aluminium that will cover it completely, including the mounting screw holes – maybe a 1/2 larger all around. Then cut the desired opening size in the middle of that for your switch and drill holes to mate up with the existing screw holes.

Painting it to match the saw might be a bit difficult, but you can at least get it close… If doing a restore and painting anyway, you would never know it’s not stock.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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LucasWoods

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#3 posted 10-04-2017 01:53 AM

No not the P1005109

Yes a rectangular cutout in the saw body. The cutout already has two holes for mounting he switch. The switch just won’t reach the bottom hole because it is too short.

So your saying to affix a piece of sheet metal over the existing hole. And cut out a section that will fit the new switch?

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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MrUnix

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#4 posted 10-04-2017 02:16 AM

So your saying to affix a piece of sheet metal over the existing hole. And cut out a section that will fit the new switch?
- LucasWoods

Yup…

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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woodbutcherbynight

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#5 posted 10-04-2017 02:52 AM

Check with a HVAC guy, they come across covers and such you could use as raw material. Or a old file cabinet carcass is always a goo source of flat plate metal.

-- Live to tell the stories, they sound better that way.

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LucasWoods

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#6 posted 10-04-2017 02:58 AM

Thank you.

-- Colorado Springs, CO

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