Unisaw rebuilt project! #10: Mounting my switch

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Blog entry by Beginningwoodworker posted 05-24-2011 10:45 PM 5033 reads 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
« Part 9: Started back working on my Unisaw Part 10 of Unisaw rebuilt project! series Part 11: I figure how to mount switch with the OWWM guys help! »

I am wondering could I mount my table saw switch here? Would double sided tape hold it?

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#1 posted 05-24-2011 10:52 PM

Tape? really? no.

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#2 posted 05-24-2011 10:55 PM

not for to long
a couple of sheet metal screws would do it

take the guts out
(just out of the way)
mount the box
put the guts back
plug back in

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#3 posted 05-24-2011 11:03 PM

Thats a idea, David.

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#4 posted 05-25-2011 12:02 AM

3M VHB (very high bond) is made to replace mechanical fasteners.

-- Jeff, Dayton, OH

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#5 posted 05-25-2011 01:07 AM

Autumn, thanks. That is something to think about. I guess you can always unplug if you make an adjustment.

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#6 posted 05-25-2011 08:53 AM

CJ congrat on that saw, now I understand the floor problem (I’m slow here).
Do it once and do it well.
Best thoughts,

-- MAD F, the fanatical rhykenologist and vintage architect.

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#7 posted 05-25-2011 03:17 PM

I think if you combine Autumn’s idea with the double stick tape, you can move that switch around until
you find the sweet spot for you. A place where you can reach it to turn it on/off easy, and still not
have it in a spot where you will accidently turn it on. I just replaced the switches on my lathe and
jointer with some from Grizzly that you have to pull to turn on and push to turn off to prevent the
possibility of accidentally turning them on, but making it easy to turn them off, figured they were way
cheaper than and parts and pieces of myself. You can buy similar switches at Rockler and other places,
but they are a little hard to find at the local hardware and tool stores. Not trying to sell anything, but
having played in the shop this long, and having all my parts, except for the replaced knee joints, I like
to have the odds working in my favor. As one friend said “Somedays, if it was not for bad luck you
would not have any luck at all.”

-- As ever, Gus-the 82 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#8 posted 05-25-2011 03:36 PM

I’ve got a switch on my grinder that attaches via a magnet. My thought was that I might need to move it if it got in the way. I’ve never moved it since I first attached it. Oh well. My tablesaw has a very similar switch and I’m looking to upgrade to a large paddle switch. I have had trouble reaching the switch at those “awkward moments”. An awkward moment can turn into a terrifying one pretty quickly, after all. Good luck!

-- My dad and I built a 65 chev pick up.I killed trannys in that thing for some reason-Hog

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#9 posted 05-25-2011 06:04 PM

Any thought given to hitting the side of the switch when operating the handwheel?

-- Insert clever tag line here

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#10 posted 05-25-2011 06:27 PM

Never though about ethier.

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#11 posted 05-28-2011 03:41 AM

I will check it out Autumn.

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