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Forum topic by Karda posted 10-23-2019 11:24 PM 260 views 0 times favorited 7 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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Karda

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10-23-2019 11:24 PM

I have a HF 10×18 lathe and the switch is acting up, i cleaned it but it still stops or hesitates. i would like to replace it with a paddle switch so I can turn it of in a hurry. Is there one that will fit this lathe. last time I looked on ebay the only one I could find are made for a standard handy box. here is a pic of my switch. Thanks


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hairy

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#1 posted 10-24-2019 01:33 AM

Any switch that can handle the volts and amps required will work.

This is a wall light switch I’m using on a belt/disk sander, just about the same load you have on your lathe.

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#2 posted 10-24-2019 01:52 AM

If you aren’t worried about accidentally turning it on, you could cut the wings on either side of the switch to make at least a little easier to turn off quickly.

Check out this Shop Fox switch to see if it will fit your existing box. It says it fits a 7/8 by 1-1/2-Inch opening which seems about right.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#3 posted 10-24-2019 02:28 AM

Try mouser.com, digikey.com, Grizzly.com, grainger.com, or mcmaster.com – they all should have it …

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#4 posted 10-24-2019 02:42 AM

This may work. Good for up to 16 amps. Similar to the other link but can be surface mounted if the opening is large enough.
Says it will fit a standard box OR an opening 7/8” X 1 7/8”.
If the holes don’t line up you can use a couple of self drilling or self tapping screws.
https://www.grizzly.com/products/Woodstock-110V-Paddle-Switch/D4160

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#5 posted 10-24-2019 04:00 AM

the important thing is will the holes fit the screw centers, they are 3 and a 1/16 long

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#6 posted 10-24-2019 04:13 AM

The switch should come off the mounting plate by pinching the retaining clips on the back. Remove it from the plate and measure to see if the shop Fox one I linked to above will fit the opening.

-- Nathan, TX -- Hire the lazy man. He may not do as much work but that's because he will find a better way.

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#7 posted 10-24-2019 06:16 AM

thanks i found how to take the switch out of the plate i think the one you suggested will fit thanks Mike

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