Nova 1624 switch

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Forum topic by ginasdad posted 11-23-2017 05:32 AM 724 views 0 times favorited 3 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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11-23-2017 05:32 AM

Topic tags/keywords: nova 1624 remote switch lathe

I have a Nova 1624 on which I usually turn bowls. That often puts me on a stool peering into the inside of my project, a long way from the power and reverse switch. Has anyone put that switch on a cord so it can be moved around? I thought I’d ask before I started tearing things apart. I imagine i big magnet on the switch box so I can stick it on a leg or the bed. Thanks

-- so much wood, so little time

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#1 posted 11-23-2017 06:34 AM

I did. I bought this one:

Just glued some rare earth magnets to the back, and stuck to the tailstock end of the lathe bed
Works great if you’re on 110V

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#2 posted 11-23-2017 11:24 AM

This is the one I bought as an emergency shut off for my 1624.
The magnets is a good idea but I want mine to always be in the same place so I won’t have to look…just slap it.
I mounted mine in a standard outlet box and screwed to the right end.
Unless they have changed the 1624 automatically resets to off if power is lost. I did not take the wiring apart and re-wire. If/when I ever use it I have to turn the power back on at the new switch and then turn the power back on with the switch at the motor. Again mine is just for safety, not convenience.
It should work for what you want also; it would just take a knowledge of the wiring at the motor.

-- We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking we used when we created them. Albert Einstein

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#3 posted 11-23-2017 03:26 PM

Thanks. Great solution for the emergency shutoff. I’m more for the convenience. Will take a look at the wiring and attachment of the switch box.

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