Rockler Router Table Power Switch

WOOD magazine rating
Average reader rating
5.0
out of 5
Brand:
Rockler
Model:
#20915
Price:
$25

Description

Heavy-duty 15 amp safety switch.
7 foot grounded cord to outlet.
2 foor female cord to power tool.
Mounts with screws.

WOOD magazine review

Rockler Router-table Power Switch

Review Summary

This model’s big stop-sign “off” switch proves easy to reach and find without taking your eyes off the spinning router bit. And nestled above the STOP switch, the recessed “start” switch prevents accidental startups, but is still easy to locate without looking. The Rockler switch has a 7' power cord (with 14-gauge wire) that exits the box from the bottom, and instead of an outlet, there’s a handy 2' pigtail cord for plugging in the router.
Mounting the switch to a 5-year-old Rockler router table required drilling one hole through the steel leg because the predrilled holes did not line up with the box. (Rockler tells us newer tables match up perfectly.)

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

Reader Reviews

Great switch - not just for router tables!

Review Summary

I bought one of these on sale from Rockler about 6 months ago to replace an old corroded Craftsman switch on my Rockwell contractor table saw. The large stop paddle seems a little flexible but it doesn't fail to turn off the saw when I need it to, and is really nice because I can hit it with my knee and not worry about taking my hands off the piece since I built a bracket to hang it off the front rail of the saw.
The 15 amp rating seems appropriate - the plastic box is solidly built and the switch has a nice hefty click when you turn it on. The wire gauge of both the cord and the pigtail is also appropriate for a 15 amp switch. Overall, I'm very happy with this switch - it's an excellent value, especially if you can get it on sale.

Detailed Ratings

5.0
out of 5

Performance

5

Features

5

Ease of Use

5

Value

5

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