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Forum topic by steve6678 posted 11-05-2012 01:11 AM 2193 views 0 times favorited 33 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-05-2012 01:11 AM

Solved this prob for me…but people can still rap.
YUP…just cut up a 12/3 ext. cord, got it!

-- Steve - Dust sucks!


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#1 posted 11-05-2012 01:30 AM

That’s always a tough decision. I’ve had pretty good luck asking for Parcel Post or Priority Mail shipping, which is always cheaper on small items. Some sellers will accommodate you; others don’t want to bother. Even so, it’s still going to cost at least $3 to ship that switch. Good luck!

-- Skip, Forestville, CA, http://www.sonomastainedglass.com

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#2 posted 11-05-2012 01:35 AM

I have that switch. IMO, it kinda /sorta sucks. The red paddle falls off way too easily. The paddle pops back on easy enough, and the switch itself works well. But its pretty flimsy. FYI.

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#3 posted 11-05-2012 01:38 AM

no shit, really…I thought it looked cheap, I can see the lil’ plastic nubbs that hold the paddle on and they look small and breakable

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#4 posted 11-05-2012 01:41 AM

Amazon sell this one for $14.50, but you’ll need to buy $25 worth of merch to get free shipping. Just buy $10.50 worth of sandpaper or other small consumables that you’ll likely need anyway. Of course, you’ll be forking over an additional $7 when its all said and done over the grizz.

http://www.amazon.com/Woodstock-D4151-220-Volt-Paddle-Switch/dp/B005W17FRS

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#5 posted 11-05-2012 01:42 AM

what about this one
Woodstock D4157 110/220 Volt Single Phase On/Off Switch $12.83
Others cost in the $20’s, that’s why they are better I guess

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#6 posted 11-05-2012 01:44 AM

Ha, this is the same switch at Amazon, without the paddle. ha

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#7 posted 11-05-2012 01:45 AM

It looks beefier than the Grizz.

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#8 posted 11-05-2012 01:46 AM

Yup, I’ll buy something else from Amazon and get Free Shipping, Thank’s

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#9 posted 11-05-2012 02:31 AM

Try ereplacement.com and see if they can do better(don’t know for sure)

-- Life is good.

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#10 posted 11-05-2012 02:38 AM

I do know that site. but isn’t it for stock replacements, ike replacing a switch that went bad?
I am removing a 1966 switch, I do not want the replacement, I want a new switch…I replaced the motor with a Brand New motor, so I feel I should get rid of this pre-historic switch, ha
I read about a guy with the same saw, he replaced the switch and noticed a difference in performance right away.
Highly noticeable changes…in starting, running power, smooth-ness, etc

-- Steve - Dust sucks!

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#11 posted 11-05-2012 02:40 AM

While you’re at it, check ebay… no promise, but you might find the exact same switch for less AND with free shipping.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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#12 posted 11-05-2012 04:19 AM

I have a few of these. It’s a good switch. I won’t use one without the paddle now; it’s great.

-- He who dies with the most tools... dies with the emptiest wallet.

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#13 posted 11-05-2012 04:23 AM

@ OP – guess you haven’t shipped anything lately, huh? It ain’t free.

-- Handcrafted by Mike Henderson - Channelview, Texas

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#14 posted 11-05-2012 04:54 AM

$7.95 is way over priced for shipping that small item. It should be closer to $3. A well run retailer can throw that switch in a box, tape and stamp it, and send it out with no hassle at all. The shipping package costs them about 50 cents. So okay, maybe $3.50 to ship it, and in return they gain a loyal customer.

-- I support the 28th Amendment. http://www.wolf-pac.com/28th

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#15 posted 11-05-2012 05:36 AM

I ship daily with the USPS and Fedex, $7.95 is on par with what I would charge for a similar size/weight item. Even if the boxes are free with the USPS, you would be amazed how much the other stuff like popcorn and tape costs. The few shipments I have gotten from Grizzly came UPS so they had to use their own box, not free ones like you can get for USPS Pri Mail, the prices are just as ridiculous for cardboard boxes.

My Grizzly jointer has the same switch by the looks of it, it came with the red padle floating around in the box. Have not used the machine yet but this particular switch does look to be on the cheap side, construction wise anyhow—

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