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Forum topic by distrbd posted 04-17-2014 04:22 PM 1178 views 0 times favorited 10 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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distrbd

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04-17-2014 04:22 PM

I have a drum sander that does not have an on/off switch for the sanding drum,all it has is a motor with a plug coming out of the back.
I,m looking for some information on installing a D4160 paddle switch from scratch ,I need an electrical box that I can fit the switch on and still have enough room to connect a 110V outlet.
Has anyone done this on a power tool with a 1 phase 110v 15 amp motor?

I am planning to mount the paddle switch/device box on a piece of 6”x 8” aluminum (1/8” thick) then mount the whole thing to the tool frame.

I am thinking to either:

A)have a wire sticking out of the back of the electrical box/paddle switch with a plug attached (so I can connect it the motor)

B)install a second outlet box next to the paddle switch facing the motor so the plug from the motor can easily fit in it.
I have done the(A) with my table saw but the box was already there,I just changed the old switch with a paddle switch.
I,m on my way to HD to see if I could find a metal or plastic device box big enough for the paddle switch,grummett,etc .but thought to ask if you have a better solution.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada


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sgv

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#1 posted 04-17-2014 09:22 PM

Have you thought about a foot switch (dead mans switch ) I use one on my drum sander so my hands are free all the time 8)

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#2 posted 04-17-2014 10:00 PM

SGV,a foot switch is not a bad idea but it would not work with my plan,which is to connect the two motors on the drum sander to a paddle switch (which in fact is a magnetic switch),mainly for safety reason and /or incase of power interruption.

I just went to HD and got the stuff I need ,my plan is to hard wire the paddle switch to a two outlet plug,the connect the DS the motor to it I will take pictures of the connections Tomorrow .here’s what I bought so far :

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-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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doitforfun

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#3 posted 04-18-2014 12:10 AM

I plan to buy that same switch. Amazon reviews complained that it doesn’t fit well in many electric boxes. Please let is know what box you made it fit into. Thanks.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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#4 posted 04-18-2014 12:57 AM

Brian,I took the paddle switch with me to home depot,some boxes were too small but they did not look to be the “standard” size,I got CARLON brand( wet location electrical box) but there are many ( less expensive) types with screw holes matching the paddle switch.

http://www.homedepot.com/b/Electrical-Electrical-Boxes-Conduit-Fittings/Carlon/N-5yc1vZbm4mZ2dq?Nao=24

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#5 posted 04-18-2014 01:15 AM

Thanks. I actually did a project similar to yours. I connected an outlet to my table saw switch. I usually leave the shop vac plugged into it so it comes on with the saw. I also made an insert for the router in the side table and when I use the router I have it plugged into the same outlet – and unhook the saw motor, of course – to run the router from the table saw switch. But now I’m thinking of rewiring the saw motor to 220v and I want a more robust switch. This one is rated for 20 amps 2 pole. Thanks for the link to the box.

-- Brian in Wantagh, NY

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distrbd

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#6 posted 04-20-2014 03:22 PM

Brian,when shopping for an electrical box,make sure you get the deepest one available,I had a hard time fitting this paddle switch in the box ,with all the wiring and fasteners there isn’t much room left.
Anyhow,I managed putting it together and this is what it looks like;

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#7 posted 04-20-2014 03:27 PM

Good Job,I’m amazed this sander did not come with a on/off switch.

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distrbd

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#8 posted 04-20-2014 03:45 PM

Well it did jim but it has to be connected to the plug on the side of the conveyor belt on/off switch which meant once the belt was off ,so was the drum.

I can now plug both the drum and the belt motors to the paddle switch outlet and still turn off the conveyor belt while the drum is still on.

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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#9 posted 04-20-2014 03:49 PM

Yep I reread your post it was in the first sentence ,what you going to do with us old guys :) Thanks for the explanation .

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#10 posted 04-20-2014 03:53 PM

Talking about getting old,Yesterday I had to rewire the stupid thing twice! the first time I had wired the paddle switch upside down!!

-- Ken from Ontario, Canada

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