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Old February 4th 17, 12:35 AM posted to rec.crafts.metalworking
Larry Jaques[_4_] Larry Jaques[_4_] is offline
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Default Drill Press Foot Switch

On Fri, 3 Feb 2017 12:00:58 -0700, "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.


Sounds like a great idea. It sounds like it's a momentary switch,
only on when you have your foot down on it, as opposed to a press
on/press off style. Both ways have their pros and cons, I'm sure.

I suggest wiring the lamp through the switch box so that it is always
hot, then use the lamp switch for lamp function. That feels like the
safest way.

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