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Rockler Safety Power Tool Switch, #20915

Rockler Safety Power Tool Switch, #20915

Editor test-drive:

For years I used a fixed-base router in my table, and every time I rotated it to adjust the bit height the power switch rotated to a new spot. I was always fumbling under the table trying to locate that switch. Then I tried this auxiliary power switch, and it was like when someone invented the automatic bread slicer: Hallelujah! Now I control the power without reaching below the table. I'll never own another router table without an auxiliary switch.

-- Tested by Bob Hunter, Tools & Techniques Editor


 

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paulelaine wrote:

Please be aware the the switch is NOT UL listed (nor listed by any other agency that does certification) nor or there any electrical capacities (amps, volts) noted on the box or on the switch itself. I wrote to Rockler about this and really did not receive an acceptable reply. Other companies make switches that are listed by UL, etc.

9/19/2013 10:36:56 AM Report Abuse
dick2589552 wrote:

I have mine plugged into a foot switch. Take my foot off the switch and it stops. No need to reach under the router, or take your hands or eyes off the work piece.

9/19/2013 10:07:01 AM Report Abuse
RedneckRev wrote:

I prefer this power safety switch over any other I have seen. I have used it and it give the operator the ability to shut the power tool off safely without having to let go of the project. This helps prevent a possible an injury from kick-back or a damaged project piece. More control equals more safety.

4/4/2013 10:05:40 PM Report Abuse
rwdex wrote:

I mounted this switch on my table with a slight modification. The under side of my table is boxed for dust collection so I routed the output cord through a handi-box recep on the out side and then into the enclosure to accept the router cord. I can now turn my dust collector on/off along with my router.

9/10/2010 09:52:16 AM Report Abuse

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