Switch replacement

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12 years 6 months ago #5887 by Califsawdustman
Califsawdustman replied the topic: Re: Switch replacement

I doubt if Jack even carries a Mark Vll switch, if so it will probably be used. You could try calling him and ask. If any one else trys to help you they will be lost since they are just help for the True Value hardware store section, only Jack really knows what is stock is like in the used tools & shopsmith parts dept. He's not cheap so expect to pay a premium if he has one. If you have no luck I can ask a buddy of mine who lives up in the Los angeles area. He is basically an 10ER collector but does have a Mark Vll or two and some Mark V's also.

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12 years 6 months ago #5888 by DPF
DPF replied the topic: Re: Switch replacement
Doubtful Battels will have one, though they may. I know they stock aluminum replacement speed control cams for $75 I think. Maybe $95.

You can also try Bob Fulwider who posted earlier in this thread. He usually has a switch or two, that's where I got mine. It's getting difficult to keep these old switches going though. Bob and I went thru 3 before we got one that worked properly. My cost from Bob for one was about $35 if I remember right. May have been $40.

My advice would be to dig up a wiring diagram if you can for using two toggle switches. One for on-off and one for reversing. This is because even if you get a proper switch, don't expect a long life. I wanted to be original for at least a short while since I'm refurbing a unit that was given to me. Plan to show the donor after completion. If it weren't for that, I'd likely have just gotten toggle switches.

I plan to go to toggles when this switch dies. On-Off in the keyswitch hole, then make a new hole for a reversing switch somewhere else and have a cover over it so I can't just flip the switch and reverse it while running.

If you find that wiring diagram, please post it for future reference. I know there's one out there for wiring up toggles, I just haven't found it yet.


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