Band saw on/off switch

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Forum topic by sgv posted 04-20-2013 10:44 PM 1870 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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04-20-2013 10:44 PM

I have posted a pic of my 1940s Delta band saw a few days ago, it has this funky on/off switch that is a toggle
with a bar that runs to the top of the saw, I want to put a on/off switch in a better place and bring the saw in to the 20th century
Any one have any good recommendations for this

thanks to all as always The best site on the web

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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#1 posted 04-20-2013 11:33 PM

That is the original switch that came with the machine/motor.. they are becoming fairly rare in the wild and are very sought after within the OWWM crowd. I would keep it on the machine just for the cool factor.. but if you do get rid of it, I’m sure you will find lots of people willing to take it off your hands (me included!).


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#2 posted 04-21-2013 01:58 AM

Grizzly sells after market switches that can be used. Also Amazon.

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#3 posted 04-21-2013 11:16 AM

Thanks Mrunix I did not know that was OEM. I will leave it on but might plug the hole thing into a safety switch. The rod that attaches to the toggle has this metal rapped around it and a pin to hold it to the rod, any though on if they are still available any place, and what kind of metal it might be?

as always thanks to all

-- Tite Lines, May the wind be at your back

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