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    I ordered a foot switch from scrollerltd and just got it today amazing no one
    ever said that it worked like this it turned my saw into a sewing saw LOL I thought it turmed it on and off like a switch but it is so much different Wow , The funny thing is I snpped a blade while cutting and turned my saw off by hand before I took my foot off the switch LOL I've gotten to used to working with it that way that I beat my foot to the switch so to speak ,But I love the foot switch what a great idea.Jerry
    Don't worry be scrolling

  • #2
    Originally posted by DukeNukem
    The funny thing is I snpped a blade while cutting and turned my saw off by hand before I took my foot off the switch LOL I've gotten to used to working with it that way that I beat my foot to the switch so to speak
    If you do that just once, I'd be surprised. It takes a little getting used to, but it sure is nice when you do.
    Mike

    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
    www.picturetrail.com/naturephotos

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    • #3
      Jerry,
      You got the wrong switch. You need the one that turns the saw on when you put your foot on it and stops when taken the foot off.
      I would send it back . You can not do any scroll sawing when you don't have a constant speed.
      Mike
      Last edited by 3_M; 03-26-2007, 07:33 PM.
      SD Mike

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      • #4
        It is a lot easier and quicker than hitting the off switch. Prepare for a heart attack if your shop hound steps on it when you are changing blades.
        My switch works only when my foot is on it. Remove foot, machine stops. No variable speed. Either on or off.
        Chuck D


        When a work lifts your spirits and inspires bold and noble thoughts in you, do not look for any other standard to judge by: the work is good, the product of a master craftsman.
        Jean De La Bruyere...

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        Hegner 18, Delta p-20, Griz 14 inch Band saw

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        • #5
          Originally posted by ChuckD
          Prepare for a heart attack if your shop hound steps on it when you are changing blades.
          .
          Thank goodness that has yet to happen!! But the mental picture is priceless!!
          Bill

          DeWalt 788



          aut viam inveniam aut faciam

          God gives us only what we can handle.. Apparently God thinks I am one tough cookie.....

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          • #6
            I have to agree with Mike on this too...the variable speed switch is not good for your saw motor! You need a simple on-off foot switch!!!

            Bob
            www.GrobetUSA.com

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            • #7
              Must have been a miss understanding it does turn it on and off and is not veriable speed it's just that it seems more like a sewing machine LOL. I'm not having to use the hand switch anymore thanks all.Jerry
              Don't worry be scrolling

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              • #8
                I have a bad habit of hitting the switch when I change position to clamp on the bottom of the blade. It never fails to get the adrenalin flowing.
                Dan

                -Just do'in the best I can every day

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by owler
                  I have a bad habit of hitting the switch when I change position to clamp on the bottom of the blade. It never fails to get the adrenalin flowing.
                  I've got mine on an old milking stool. Keeps it off the floor and is more comfortable to me.
                  Fred


                  There's a fine line between woodworking and insanity, I'm just not sure which side of the line I'm on!

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                  • #10
                    You can get either switch but I have become used to the "deadman" switch and would not go to an "on/off." I find it speeds up cutting by not fooling with a switch. Note: Guess dyslexia is setting in. I spelled switch wrong every time.

                    Earl

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