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Forum topic by Kelly posted 05-25-2018 09:34 PM 214 views 0 times favorited 1 reply Add to Favorites Watch
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Kelly

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05-25-2018 09:34 PM

I bought a couple 15amp auto switches for my dust collectors a while back. One went out the door with my Jet 1-1/2 horse, but I kept the other for a HF 2 babysitting the miter [which doubles, with a Super Dust Deputy, for lawn pine cone duty]. It spoils you, just turning on the saw and having the collector kick in.

Sadly, with relatively low mileage on it, the switch died. I was going to toss it, and invest in a 20 amp one. On a whim, I dug out the silicone hiding the screws and pulled the thing apart, to see if it was a smelly cap or something obvious that killed it.

It was – even without my glasses, it looked like the solder joint to the male plug connection was crappy. The meter agreed with me. I hit it with fresh solder, plugged everything back in and all is well in the toulees again.


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#1 posted 05-25-2018 09:55 PM

I love it when it’s a simple repair!

Usually I end up investing 2 weeks’ time into a rabbit hole though

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