|Forum topic by MadeinMT||posted 09-26-2012 03:05 PM||2367 views||0 times favorited||9 replies|
09-26-2012 03:05 PM
I bought a 1984 Inca 550 planer/jointer on EBay a couple months ago. The P/J was shipped – and that’s where my troubles began.
The P/J was damaged in shipment. It looked like it was dropped which caused the (very heavy) motor to put too much pressure on the aluminum mounting bracket. The bracket shattered and when the motor came loose it broke (shattered) the plastic box that houses the ON/OFF switch.
I’ve been working with Eagle Tools to replace various parts that broke or rattled loose and were lost – but they can’t help with the ON/OFF switch enclosure. I took the motor and switch to a local motor shop but they couldn’t help either. So I got on EBAY and have found a new switch enclosure. Problem solved!
Except…...............when I went to install the new enclosure i found that two wires that were connected to the switch were no longer connected. And I can’t figure out where they connect. There was an old wiring schematic included with the P/J and it helped a little but I’m not quite sure where to connect these wires and I hate to roll the dice and blow something up.
Sorry for the long-winded discussion – I’ll finally get to the point. I’m looking for someone with a similar Inca P/J who would be willing to disassemble their ON/OFF switch and help me figure out where the two wires connect. I have gobs of pictures (I attached a couple here) and drew up a wiring schematic so I think we’ll be able to compare notes and (hopefully) help me solve this riddle.
-- Ron, Montana