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Attaching a Grizzly paddle switch to Delta 34-444 table saw

Nick11's picture

The toggle switch on my Delta table saw failed and I am replacing it with the Grizzly paddle switch. 


The paddle switch came with it's own junction box (?) but I cannot figure out how to attach it to the table saw.  Any suggestions.

 

Thanks

RalphBarker's picture

Attach with Duct Tape? ;-) (post #169257, reply #1 of 11)

Check the wiring diagram on the saw first. The stock toggle switch may be switching multiple lines, as opposed to just a single hot lead. In contrast, many external paddle switches are made for 3-prong electrical cord connections. So, you might need to do a little re-wiring to get the paddle switch to work properly. Also, make sure the peak start-up draw of the saw doesn't exceed the specs for the paddle switch.

CharlieL's picture

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If you don't have the time to do it right the first time, when will you ever have the time to fix it ?

Nick11's picture

Does anyone know what is (post #169257, reply #2 of 11)

Does anyone know what is going on with this forum?  I received 3 replies but I only see 2 now.  The 1st one is no longer visible.  Also I have received 8 emails for each reply posted.

I ended up screwing the junction box to the outside of the "cabinet" and drilling another hole ( there already was one for the toggle switch) - 1 hole for the cable to the motor and 1 hole for the power cord.  I had to remove the cable ends to connect to the switch.

The person who posted the 1st reply the other day (that is no longer visible) had a more clever approach - I saw the pictures.  Who ever you are - would you reply?  I have a question about the dust collection on your table saw.

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Nick11's picture

Dust collection on your Delta 34-444 (post #169257, reply #3 of 11)

1st of all I thought that what you did with the wires was really clever.  I wish I had seen it earlier.

On your dust collection for the contactor saw:

1.  I noticed that the back of the saw - looking from the motor - was not enclosed.  How efficient was that for collecting dust? Other articles that I've read enclose the back more than you have.

2. How did you constuct the device that collects the dust under the saw?

3. Would you resend/repost those pictures?

Thanks

CharlieL's picture

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RalphBarker's picture

dust collection (post #169257, reply #4 of 11)

Dust collection is usually a matter of getting the right balance between air intake and the size and suction level of the collector. In other words, a fairly inexact science. Charlie's collection port appears to be fabricated from sheet metal, and is essentially a square funnel. Based on the clean construction, I'm guessing that he used a sheet-metal brake to do the forming. If you don't have access to a brake, you can use 2x4s, clamps and a hammer, gently forming the exposed edge of the sheet metal to the required angle. Ripping the edge of the 2x4 to the appropriate angle provides the reference surface, essentially the anvil against which the sheet metal is tapped.

Do a mock-up with cardboard and masking tape first, and then use the cardboard pieces as templates to cut the sheet metal. Don't forget to add fold-over tabs for screwing (or pop-riveting)  the pieces together.

You can often find sheet metal, including aluminum sheet, in small sizes at Lowes or Home Depot, as well as duct fittings.

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RalphBarker's picture

Disrespectful? (post #169257, reply #5 of 11)

Which?  Using a 2x4 and a hammer to form sheet metal, or complimenting you on your well-done job?  ;-)

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You've got to be kidding (post #169257, reply #8 of 11)

You went back 5 MONTHS to find this post and finally make a rude reply?

 

Amazing