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Safety Power Tool Switch

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Safety Power Tool Switch
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  1. Mounts easily to any table with screws.
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  3. Lower stretchers add stability to the frame structure
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Just bump the "Stop Paddle" to quickly shut off power. Large, bright paddle is easy to find when you're in a tight spot. Locate it near your hip or knee and you'll never have to take your hands off the workpiece. Great for use with router tables or any workbench where you use a stationary power tool.


Features:
  • Mounts to Rockler steel shop stands or any other surface with screws
  • Heavy-duty 15 amp switch
  • Sturdy construction takes the hits and keeps on ticking
(1) Safety Power Tool Switch w/7' and 2' Power Cords
More Information
Brand Rockler
Weight 2.0500
Tech Spec
  • Switch is not magnetic
  • Grounded Cord Length: 7'
  • Female Cord Length: 2'
  • 15 Amps / 110 Volts - not designed for higher voltage use
  • Sturdy Construction
  • Compatible with soft-start routers
  • Prop 65 WarningWARNING: Cancer & Reproductive Harm - www.P65Warnings.ca.gov

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    Worth every penny for safety
    This on off power switch is awesome. It comes completely wired and ready to plug the tool you want to control in. The on switch needs a little extra push on it to turn your device on so you don't accidentally bump it on
    My new homemade router table with safety switch.
    My new homemade router table with safety switch.
    December 11, 2018
    Purchased
    3 weeks ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Great little switch
    I have a Kreg router table. I bought the Kreg switch originally. The Kreg switch works fine but can really only be mounted on their table by attaching it to one of the steel legs. That works until you build a cabinet into your router table. Then the Kreg switch becomes pretty useless. This is a terrific alternative.
    November 7, 2018
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Easy to install and operate. Good choice for added safety and convenience.
    November 5, 2018
    Purchased
    1 month ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Large off paddle is very convenient. I own several of these.
    October 28, 2018
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Advanced
    Rockler Power Switch
    Finally got around to installing my router on part of my outfield table/cabinet. the side of the cabinet is a perfect location for the Rockler power switch.. Wish I would have done this a while ago. I would highly recommend this product.
    October 27, 2018
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Worked great!
    October 26, 2018
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Worth the money
    Excellent for router table. I want to be able shut down the power with no searching. This does the job well.
    October 25, 2018
    Purchased
    over 2 years ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Beginner
    Safety First is a great choice !
    Just what I needed thank you so much
    October 20, 2018
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    It made my table saw alot safer due to no switch on it. No wiring hooks right up.
    October 8, 2018
    Purchased
    2 months ago
    Woodworking Experience:
    Intermediate
    Exactly as advertised. Mounted to front of router cabinet and plugged in. No hard wiring. Heavy gauge and long cord to reach outlet and now can knee-kick to shut off - hands on work piece.
    September 21, 2018
    Purchased
    3 months ago
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    Why did you choose this?
    Rockler Store
    Safety is a good priority
    Matt F on Dec 10, 2018
    To provide a power cut off to my jewler's saw for ease of changing blades and saftey.
    Penny W on Dec 1, 2018
    Safety is a good priority
    Matt F on Dec 10, 2018
    I need it
    GORGONIO C on Dec 3, 2018
    To provide a power cut off to my jewler's saw for ease of changing blades and saftey.
    Penny W on Dec 1, 2018
    For the ability to stop the tool with my knee.
    James B on Nov 27, 2018
    Wanted a safe way to turn the motor of my router table on and off.
    Fred S on Nov 24, 2018
    To have a safety switch for router extension
    William Jennings E on Nov 19, 2018
    Building a router table and needed a safety switch. Quick shut down capability.
    Dennis J on Nov 18, 2018
    to make router table easier to use
    Ronald G on Nov 16, 2018
    Just made a router table and it's a pain reaching under table to turn on and off and not to mention not very safe.
    Kyle S on Nov 15, 2018
    I hope to enhance the safe operation of my router table.
    Brad H on Nov 13, 2018
    Safety
    Dennis S on Nov 11, 2018
    Greater Safety Protection
    Michael C on Nov 10, 2018
    For safety reasons
    Jimmy T on Nov 9, 2018
    I chose this switch to replace the current one on my contractor style table saw. I regularly kind of find the current one blindly at the end of a cut when I need to keep a smaller piece in place while the saw stops. I think this will help as I will mount it in the center where i can use the stop paddle with my legs or knees.
    Rene B on Oct 30, 2018
    Added convenience to my Rockler router table
    Nick E on Oct 25, 2018
    needed a new switch after the old switch broke. It was recommended by a friend.
    Patrick O on Oct 14, 2018
    Router table.
    VANCE W on Sep 4, 2018
    working with a table saw requires you have a safety switch for control of the equipment
    Spotswood M on Aug 20, 2018
    Who wants to reach under the table to turn on, and more importantly off, the router?
    Michael S on Aug 20, 2018
    updating my table saw
    Henry S on Aug 13, 2018
    seemed like it would be a good safety addition to my router table.
    J A on Aug 12, 2018
    Steve Ramsey at woodworking for mere mortals
    Thomas J K on Aug 10, 2018
    To upgrade my new router table
    Craig F. E on Aug 8, 2018
    PRICE
    Mark K on Aug 8, 2018
    I need one.
    GEORGE W D on Aug 7, 2018
    Safety
    oz on Aug 7, 2018
    needed it
    BURNELL L P on Aug 5, 2018
    As I get older this will be a much better way to turn off and on my small air compressor that sits on the floor.
    James S on Aug 5, 2018
    Safety and it will make my router table more handy
    Bill C on Aug 5, 2018
    safety cutoff everybody needs one
    Foyal C on Aug 1, 2018
    Shop Use.
    Robert W on Jul 24, 2018
    Didn’t have one.
    Karl M on Jul 17, 2018
    it is the only one that I found that will work on a old craftsman table saw
    Alan R on Jul 17, 2018
    Replace switch on Sears table saw
    Curt M on Jul 16, 2018
    router table safety feature
    Rick D on Jun 14, 2018
    Building router table and need this safety switch for safe easy use of the table router
    Diane D on Jun 11, 2018
    Basically... safety!
    DIANA G on Jun 4, 2018
    I am adding a power switch to my Bench Dog RT100 router table.
    William G on May 29, 2018
    Have one for my router table, works great, needed another one for jig saw table.
    Alan D. S on May 28, 2018
    safety
    Kenneth M on May 28, 2018
    Purely and simply, to be safe. One gets only one chance around some of this equipment, and I'm interested in keeping all of my fingers.
    Hondarider on May 27, 2018
    cause table saw needs new switch
    Deborah M on May 24, 2018
    old switch broke. This will work fine and provide additional safety
    Patrick F on May 22, 2018
    i need a switch for my router table so i don't have to reach under the table to turn on and off
    fred e on May 14, 2018
    My switch went out on my saw and stays running. this will safely shut it off.
    Larry R on May 13, 2018
    To keep from reaching under table.
    Timothy D on May 7, 2018
    I saw this on the "Make Something" youtube channel with David Picciuto. I am building a router table.
    Danny M on Apr 26, 2018
    Have a new Router table and need safety power switch.
    Thomas V on Apr 25, 2018
    NEEDED SAFETY
    William C. H on Apr 23, 2018
    For home made router table
    Gary G on Apr 23, 2018
    I need it
    GORGONIO C on Dec 3, 2018
    For the ability to stop the tool with my knee.
    James B on Nov 27, 2018
    will this work for a craftsman/sear 1950s table saw?
    jon b on Jan 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes, but some work would be involved. If the saw is wired for 120 then there is no problem. However, you would need to rewire the saw to bypass the current on/off switch. If you do that, then simply plug the saw into this switch and it will provide control. You could, however, simply always leave the current switch in the "on" position and that would work also. The only other question deals with mounting this in a convenient location where the switch paddle would be easily accessible. Ideally this switch is mounted where you can easily hit the off paddle, and usually that's in a place where you could press it using your knee or hip or whatever, not just your hand, so a good mounting position might be difficult.
    Is there a PDF of the manual available?
    William K on May 21, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I don't believe a PDF is available. This unit is sealed has no serviceable parts. As another answer states you plug it in and plug the tool into it and you are set. Don't consider wiring this into your machine. Use the plugs as it comes and as the manufacturer means it to be used. If you need to wire in a switch this one is not for you.
    Does this switch support the variable speed dial on a router, or do you need to install a separate control?
    nick J on Jan 16, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: This switch only turns the router on and off and will allow you to use the variable speed control as before and give full control of the speed the router.
    If you are using a tool that is plugged into the Safety Power Tool Switch and we loose power to the building, will the tool come on when the power to the building is restored?
    Michael on Nov 13, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: This is a mechanical switch.If it is in the on position it will remain there until it is manually pushed to the off postion.A MAGNETIC switch is latched by an electro magnet,If power is lost the magnet is deenergised and the switch drops to the off postion and will remain there until power is restored and the switch is manually placed in the on position.
    Is there a 220 VAC model 20 amp.?
    David on Jul 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Sorry, no.
    I plan on using this switch on a router table with a Porter Cable 75182 router motor. The specs on the motor say up to 3 1/4 hp 15amp.
    anyone else use this combo? Any problems?
    Tom F on Jan 3, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I use that motor with the switch. Works great. No problems.
    Would it be able to plug 2 things in with this switch? I am looking to build a router table that will include an attached shop vac to help with the debris. Would be really nice to turn on 1 power button and shut it off at the same time. Since I intend to use both at the same time every time
    I use it.
    Aaron E on Apr 24, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Hello Aaron
    With this switch there is only one outlet. But you can add a Adapter to the single switch outlet, This will let you plug your router and your work light or vac. in the same switch outlet. Yes the switch will work just fine.
    Laura
    Can I use this switch for my table saw that is wired for 220?
    P A on Apr 13, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: I would say no because you would need 10 gauge wire to run 220 volts and this switch is wired with 12 gauge wire at the most. I don't see the wire but I know what a extra heavy duty cord feels like and this isn't it.
    will this switch work with a Triton router?
    Thomas G on Oct 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: I have the same switch and it works fine with my 110 volt router. It is much easier to get to rather than the on-off switch located on the router.
    Can this switch be mounted in an existing electrical box built into a router table. I am basically replacing a switch with this?
    Ed R on Dec 7, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: no, would not fit in existing electrical box. Male and female plug ends are on a cord that would not fit through cable slots on existing box.
    Does the switch plug into the router, I don't think my router has a receptacle?
    A shopper on May 11, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Plug your router into the switch, and leave the router switch in the "ON" position. Now you can mount the switch in a convenient place where you can turn your router on and off easily.
    Can the big red stop paddle on the switch be removed?
    larry on Mar 9, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: Yes it pops off easily. Underneath is a small red "stop" button the size of the green "on" button.
    Will this work on a 220v jointer?
    Jason L on Feb 3, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: No it won't Jason. The current rating isn't appropriate and the supplied plugs are for 110v applications only.
    Does it also works on 220Volts? Noob question:-)
    Victor T on Nov 20, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: The switch will handle 10A @ 220 V but the cord that comes with it is fitted with 115 standard U-ground plugs.
    If the router switch is on, and the Start has been pushed on the Safety Power Tool Switch prior to plugging into the wall outlet will the router start when plugged in? Or, must the Start switch be pushed after plugging into the wall outlet? In other words: Does it have an electro-magnetic hold/release on the Start switch?
    Armand on Sep 20, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: The switch is electro mechanical. This means that if the device is not plugged in, it is possible to activate the Start button into the 'on' position such that the router will start when you plug it in. Also, if you pull the plug on the router with the Safety Switch in the Start position, it does not reset the switch and the router will start up when you plug the Safety Switch back in. Of course, you should always avoid turning a tool off by pulling the plug.
    Can this switch be used as a starter (on/off switch + electrical protection)?
    Jon B on Sep 2, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Yes for on/off switch and no for electrical protection, meaning to function as an overload breaker. The electrical protection is passive, meaning it provides adequate protection from shock, but there is no automatic breaker function included.
    I have a Nova Lathe and to turn the lathe on and off I have to reach over or around the spinning project. Will this switch handle the amps?
    Pete F on Aug 1, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: I use this for that very same purpose. Mounted the switch to a piece of wood them placed some rare earth magnets on the wood so that it is completely portable and even moveable to different tools. I also added a short length of safety chain so that if I accidentally bump it off it won't fall to the concrete floor and risk being damaged as I have done that in the past..
    I have a router with a soft start. Will this switch work with it? I've seen some that won't.
    Mark M on May 25, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Shouldn't be a problem. My DeWalt 618 soft start works just fine with the paddle switch. It is much safer than reaching blindly under the router table.
    Replacing paddle switch on table saw Can this be hard wired?
    A shopper on May 22, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Short answer: Yes. First, I'm going to assume you or someone has the necessary electrical skills to do it. Now, it will require some modification, and that will likely void the warranty. I don't know if that matters to you, but it's something to consider. I made changes to mine, namely cutting off the cord ends so I could integrate it into the existing table. For me, a former contractor, that was no big deal...just doing. I wouldn't modify the mechanism itself...since it's primarily a safety item in the first place, but exchanging the cord ends for some other arrangement certainly isn't that big a deal.
    Does the power tool (saw, router, etc.) plug into the safety switch? Or must it be "hardwired"?
    Paula S on Sep 7, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: You plug in. It is not hardwired.
    Will this work for a Triton 15A TRA001 Plunge Router?
    Henry S on Aug 20, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Really designed to mount on table leg. Just plug anything into outlet and will shut off when you hit stop
    Will this handle 115V @ 1.8A? Old (1951) Unisaw 1 phase 1hp motor.
    Tony G on Nov 27, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Yes I believe it will I use it on my old Craftsman table saw and it works great and adds safety to your saw I highly recommend this switch
    can this switch be retrofitted onto a Jet cabinetmakers tablesaw? it currently has a typical green over red button box similar, if not the same, as shown in the picture of your switch.
    pete l on Oct 19, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Take a good look at your existing switch cover. If it comes off with two screws, without removing the actual switch, replace your cover with this one and you will have the safety stop paddle.
    info says something about 120 volts, will it handal 110 volts ?
    david g on Jan 5, 2017
    BEST ANSWER: Well I wish I could respond with "220, 221... what ever it takes" :) but that would be misleading. But to answer the question, yes. Agree Robert and Randall.
    can this be mounted to any power tool?
    A shopper on May 24, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: Yes as long as you can find an appropriate place. You need to drill holes in your equipment to match the top and bottom mounting flanges. Then find suitable screws or bolts to hold it securely.
    Has anyone mounted this on the rockler basic router table?
    Daniel P. V on Jul 30, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: Yes; it works as advertised. I’m glad that I added this and can turn off the router with my knee if needed while keeping my attention on the workpiece.
    My table saw is 220. Is there a version of this swithch for 220?
    Jim T on Apr 1, 2018
    BEST ANSWER: The Power Tool Switch is available only in the 110 Volt version.
    what are the dimensions of the switch ?
    Thomas G on Oct 25, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: The box is 2.625 wide, 3.25 deep and 4.25 tall. The stop lever adds .875 in width, .5 deep and 1.5 in vertical, below the box. This is in inches.
    I need a contact switch or mechanical switch for 3-phase tools. Can you recommend one that is reasonably economical?
    John
    John R on Feb 15, 2016
    BEST ANSWER: This is a single phase switch. It will not work with a three phase circuit.
    Will this work with a uk 240 volt router?
    JV211 on Jul 24, 2015
    BEST ANSWER: no, this is not designed for 240 volt use.