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mickri

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The push button switch on my mill/drill gave up the ghost today. In looking for replacements they are $50 or more from a US supplier like McMaster Carr or $5 from China on Ebay and who knows when I would get. Any reason why I can't use a good quality toggle switch from my local hardware store? The broken switch is a 15 amp switch. I am in the middle of a project and need to get my mill/drill working. And I never buy anything from Amazon.
 

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The hardware store switch will work fine. Just make sure of the volts and amps rating on it.
 

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Thanks Jim. I'll pick one up.
 

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Search for shop fox switch.. E-bay has them... D4157...D4151...
 

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Looked in my electrical spares and I had a 15 amp 120 volt switch and an electrical box to mount it in. Got everything hooked up and mounted. Finished up today's project. Too hot (95+) in the garage to do any more today.

I'll look for a Fox switch on Ebay.
 

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Good switches have always been a bit expensive, a heavy duty toggle is perfectly fine as a substitute.
Carling switches are good. (if you can find them)
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A "toggle" switch will work fine, just be sure of the ratings, especially current.(amps) If I might suggest, Grizzly has a very nice magnetic push button start, paddle stop switch. I don't recall the price, but less than $25. It fits in a standard 2X4 box. Again, watch the current rating, but I think it would work in your application. And I really like the paddle stop function. Have it on a number of my machines, wood and metal working.
 

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Shop Fox is Grizzly...
 
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