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Old February 4th 17, 04:29 AM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
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Default Drill Press Foot Switch

On Friday, February 3, 2017 at 2:01:03 PM UTC-5, Bob La Londe wrote:
I've been playing with a regular foot switch on my floor standing drill
press. Over all I like it except that the work light isn't on except when
I am standing on the switch. I can of course wire the foot switch into the
leads to the motor, but I was wondering if there is any over riding reason
not to have a foot switch on a drill press. Its really quick for some types
of job.


Just yesterday I put a foot switch on the vacuum cleaner that I use with my taig mill. For some jobs, there is very little swarf and no reason at all to keep the vacuum running and making noise. This is one of the best sanity-saving things I've done in a long time.

I don't know why you wouldn't want to use a foot switch on a drill press if you're doing enough holes between tool changes to make it worthwhile.
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