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Dansaw

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01-10-2020 11:53 PM

Anyone have this power switch? Mine has stopped working and when I took it apart I found a bunch of broken plastic pieces in it. I managed to get it restored and working by removing the bits and pieces but it has stopped again. It’s just outside of 5 years old. I wouldn’t think this plastic keeps the entire unit from woking, does it? Your help will be greatly appreciated.
Jet Magnetic Switch 230V 1ph JTAS10-23
For a Jet model 708674


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#1 posted 01-11-2020 12:10 AM

Try Grizzly or Granger

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Dansaw

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#2 posted 01-11-2020 12:22 AM



Try Grizzly or Granger

- Madmark2


to replace? It surely can’t stop working because of tint plastic pieces, can it? I am woking on getting pictures.

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#3 posted 01-11-2020 12:38 AM

to replace? It surely can t stop working because of tint plastic pieces, can it? I am woking on getting pictures.
- Dansaw

Those plastic pieces didn’t just appear out of nowhere – so most likely they came from something internal to the switch breaking. Not usually a good sign. Pictures may help, but an up-close and personal inspection is what is really needed to determine what broke and how critical it is.

Cheers,
Brad

-- Brad in FL - In Dog I trust... everything else is questionable

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#4 posted 01-11-2020 12:43 AM

Does it really matter what internal component has failed? You are going to replace it as an assembly.

M

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#5 posted 01-11-2020 01:05 AM

What size motor?

Those mag switches are universal replacement items.
I bought my last replacement from China for $28, while Grizzly wanted to sell me same thing for ~$95, and Amadud wants $36.

If you don’t want to wait for overseas shipment, Big Horn sells 3Hp 230v version on Amadud for $62. Looks identical to your manual, except it’s white, not black like the jet unit.

If you want to be cheap skate, the internal components in the IEC format starters are easily replaced. Just need a pic of the interior showing the brand and PN(s), and I can point to you replacements. There are usually only 2 components; the starter relay, and the overload relay. The TEC branded units have a 3rd part, separate switch on side of power relay.

PS – Have had to replace a couple mag starters due cheap plastic cases don’t like being operated by a KLUTZ, when he knees hit it accidentally. After wards the plastic top keeps falling off. If a tool has mag starter with nice metal box, I ALWAYS replace the guts .vs. using a cheap plastic case replacement, even though the full unit is same price as parts. Much prefer durable box on my switches. :-)

Best Luck.

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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#6 posted 01-11-2020 01:36 AM

I replaced the one on my Delta contractor saw with this one. Not expensive but, it has been working fine for over a year.

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#7 posted 01-14-2020 11:02 PM

wow, this is fun trying to load pictures from photobucket…....said no one ever.

I found more pieces of the white plastic and removed them from the switch but that didn’t help. I did pull apart the male connector that goes into the wall outlet and the wires were all loose. a few quick turns on the screws and the saw is working again…...glad I didn’t get shocked in the process.

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#8 posted 01-15-2020 12:35 AM

Glad it works.

LJ allows direct pic load, use the IMG button in the editor.

The white piece in bottom pic is a label/terminal cover from one of the relays.
Not a critical part, unless the relay itself is cracked and damaged?
Looks to me like there is piece missing on the red stop button; does stop still work?

Need to get images of the labels on side of actual relays in that box to get same PN to ensure the buttons line up. IMHO Working inside the small plastic boxes is PIA. Simpler to just buy replacement box. The Big Horn posted above looks identical, and would be my choice if it needs replaced.

Cheers!

-- I'm an engineer not a woodworker, but I can randomly find useful tools and furniture inside a pile of lumber!

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