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robert triplett

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10-13-2012 05:57 PM

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I need a on/off switch for a DeWalt 705 miter saw. I am told it is no longer available from DeWalt. Anybody know of a source? The saw is in great shape.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!


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Jim Jakosh

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#1 posted 10-13-2012 06:13 PM

Look on line for DeWalt tool parts. If all else fails, adapt a switch for some other model. You just have to make sure it has the right amperage rating. That saw probably pulls 12 amps…..........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#2 posted 10-13-2012 06:29 PM

Robert, These places might have the switch you need. Make sure you know which type of saw you have. It will be a type 1,2,3, or 4 I believe these replacements switches below are for types 1,2, and 3

Try:

http://www.hydroponicsonline.com/store/Switch-For-Dewalt-DW704-DW705-Miter-Saws-Types-1%2C2%2C%263_320739207098.html

or

http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/cgi-bin/parttools.cgi/5140112-17

-- Oldworld, Fair Oaks, Ca

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#3 posted 10-13-2012 06:38 PM

I’ve noticed that original manufacturer’s will let the 3rd party parts vendors carry obsolete parts or parts that can be used in place of obsolete parts. I just looked at tool parts direct (see link below) for the 704 and they indicate the original switch “is” obsolete, and provided a part number for a switch that will fit a 704 12”. I’ve had very good luck with both links .

http://www.ereplacementparts.com

http://www.toolpartsdirect.com

-- God is great, wood is good. Let us thank Him for wood......and old hand tools.

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#4 posted 10-13-2012 08:25 PM

I’ll 2nd the motion for ereplacementparts.com and toolpartsdirect.com I’ve ordered from them, quick, reasonably priced and huge selection. I recently bought a used Ridgid 12” compound miter and needed some various plastic parts that were broken/worn, few days and very reasonable :)

-- Doug Rowan, am I working the wood or is the wood working me!

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#5 posted 10-13-2012 09:08 PM

Thanks for the responses. Oddly enough john’s Hydroponicsonline has the part. The others didn’t give me a clear way to find this obsolete part. I had already checked with them.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#6 posted 10-14-2012 03:08 AM

I found a god match on hydroponics site, but it had been sold in Feb. Tried tool direct, but no go so far. I guess a call to thier phone line will be in order on Monday. I was reminded that Black and Decker owns DeWalt now. same schematics for very similar tools.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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#7 posted 10-14-2012 04:46 AM

Weird as it may seem it kinda looks like the switch for a Skill HD77 saw…

http://www.toolpartsdirect.com/cgi-bin/parttools.cgi/2610321608

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#8 posted 10-16-2012 10:55 PM

is there a GRAINGERS electric store near you.. or ypu might be able to get one t any Electic wholssalers. all they need is a number.from the part.

-- WJ Brady

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