Delta Discontinued PN 1349364 Plastic Switch Box Alternative for Dust Collector and/or Planer

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Forum topic by CaptainKlutz posted 10-12-2020 03:21 AM 2840 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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10-12-2020 03:21 AM

Topic tags/keywords: tip trick resource dust collector repair

Long story short: Accidentally whacked my Delta 50-850 Dust Collector plastic switch box PN 1349364 with a hunk of lumber. Yes, #IAMAKLUTZ
This is a pic of new part borrowed from parts web site:

After my accident and disassembly this is what I had:

Searching WWW for new one, find it is discontinued like so many of Delta’s older parts. :-(

This part was used on both the 50-850 and 50-851 model Dust Collectors (All Types 1,2,& 3).
Same silly box was used on these 15” planers with top mounted motor too: Delta 22-675, Delta 22-676, Delta 22-680, Delta 22-680Y, Delta 22-681, Delta 22-780X-Type-1, Delta 22-785, and Delta 22-785X-Type-1 .

How is a Klutz supposed to use the dust collector with 120v spaghetti, capacitor, and switch hanging in breeze? Duct tape worked for little while.
Then I fixed it like this:

This new junction box and switch are same Grizzly uses on their Taiwan made 1.5-2HP dual voltage Dust Collectors (where the Delta tools were made too).

Need one of these Grizzly switch boxes, and one of these Grizzly paddle switches. Parts cost me $12+ shipping. If you don’t mind ogre green color box, there is cheaper $4 junction box from older green models.

Making the new metal junction box work is not hard, but does require drilling a couple holes? Need one hole in side for thermal overload breaker, and another for the capacitor hold down bracket. Reuse the input wire retainer in same size hole, so don’t tear it up taking out of old box. Had to change the switch crimp terminals from rings to spade style. Also added 4” piece of wire and wire nut to connect the two motor wires to new black switch lead (motor wires are little short).

You have to plan ahead with part placement, as you are putting 5 lbs of stuff in a 5lb space.
It fits like this inside:

Hope this helps other Klutz that are tired of duct tape keeping your Delta switch box attached to motor. :-)

Thanks for reading, Have a great day!

Long live the real Captain Klutz (Mad Magazine)!

-- If it wasn't for bad luck, I wouldn't have no luck at all, Doom, despair, agony on me… - Albert King - Born Under a Bad Sign released 1967

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#1 posted 10-12-2020 09:29 AM

Nice fix, it works and you can continue on with your woodworking, that is all that counts.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#2 posted 10-12-2020 12:15 PM

wonder if a replacement box could be 3D printed?

-- "I build for function first, looks second. Most times I never get around to looks." MIke in CO

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#3 posted 12-16-2020 03:25 PM

Sweet! I was going to make a quick little box from some scrap wood to replace one that looks shattered EXACTLY like yours but this may be a lot simpler!

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#4 posted 05-23-2022 03:55 AM

Did the same to mine. Thanks for the link to the Grizzly parts.

-- Ron, Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 05-23-2022 06:41 AM

Was going to offer to 3d print you a replacement but you’ve got it solved! :)

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