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How can i fit a foot operated switch for scrollsaw or bandsaw Answered

I have asewing machine switch control that id like to fit to my scroll saw and bandsaw has anyone done this? can anyone give my any guidance even awiring schematic my saws are clarke items and the foot switch is from a brother sewing machine

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jaysix
jaysix

8 years ago

Correction on Note 2: (by Jaysix)... should read 'this IS NOT a motor control speed switch... its either ON or OFF'

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jaysix
jaysix

8 years ago

I bought a footswitch (2 wire on/off) @ Walmart..then wired the 'hot side' of a standard power bar so that it ran through the switch. This allowed all 8 power bar outlets to be activated by the foot switch.
Note 1: important that the third prong (ground) remain connected.
Note 2: this is a motor control 'speed switch'... its either ON or OFF

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Re-design
Re-design

10 years ago

You need to make sure that the motors are speed controllable. Most on band saws are not. "Some" on scroll saws are.

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 10 years ago

+1 I was going to add that too.

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Burf
Burf

10 years ago

Just wire the foot pedal to a standard type wall outlet plug that is appropriate for your country and then plug the device into the outlet. Remember to enclose the outlet in a non-conductive enclosure or approved electrical box.