Will a 110v 2HP paddle switch work for a Bosch 1617 (2.25 HP 120V)?

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Forum topic by Winny94 posted 03-17-2018 01:01 AM 392 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-17-2018 01:01 AM

I need a paddle switch for my router table and this one has a lot of good reveiws, but the specs don’t line up with my Bosch 1617 – will this work?

Also, how would I go about wiring this to a mobile table (i.e. needs to run on an extension cord and I’d prefer to keep the plug on the router cord as well so I can still use it handheld).


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#1 posted 03-17-2018 01:55 AM

Absolutely that switch will be fine. I would wire it to control an outlet mounted on the mobile table for the router to plug into.

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#2 posted 03-17-2018 01:55 AM

If you do not want to wire up your outlet box for router table, why not use one of the router table paddle switches commercially available?

There are many companies that sell them if you look at Amazon.
Most are same made in china product with different labeling.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#3 posted 03-17-2018 01:57 AM

Probably, is it really 2.5 hp? How many amps?
Get an inlet , you plug your xcord female into.
Get a receptacle, you plug your router male into.
Get 3 boxes that fit all your stuff.
Wire the inlet to the paddle switch (line side, hot)
Wire the recept. to the paddle switch (load side)

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#4 posted 03-17-2018 03:31 AM

That switch appears to be the exact same switch I am using for my router table. I use a 15A 3.25 hp Hitachi M12V router and it works great. I didn’t buy from Amazon. I got mine from Grizzly tools.

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#5 posted 03-17-2018 04:03 AM

It will work fine. Switches are rated for certain voltage and amperage. Your router draws around 15A max. Any 15+ amp rated switch will work.

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