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    Is There A Site I Can Look At One Of These????where Do I Get One???do They Fit Any Saw????? Sory About All The Questions But Never Seen One Before... Very Much.....
    Rick

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    Here is a reputable place to get one from. Yes, they will work with all scroll saws and also other electrical tools. http://www.sloanswoodshop.com/misc_.htm
    Mike

    Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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    • #3
      I must get one of those but Sloans does not ship to Canada. Used one at Marcel and it was great.
      Diane
      Dragon
      Owner of a nice 21" Excalibur
      Owner of a Dewalt 788
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      • #4
        Haven't used a footswitch. Are they worth the money?
        Troy

        Scrollin' with DeWalt DW788

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        • #5
          Originally posted by tcleckler
          Haven't used a footswitch. Are they worth the money?
          Definitely worth the money. No hands required for stopping quick when you break a blade. It also saves on the scroll saw switch. No need to ever use the on/off switch again.
          Mike

          Making sawdust with a Dremel 1680.
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          • #6
            For the Canadian crowd who might be interested, Busy Bee Tools sells one VERY reasonably. I've got one and love it.

            Andy
            Shoot for the moon. If you miss you'll be headed for a star! www.80artdesigns.com

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            • #7
              One ? Can U Get A Foot Switch That Will Trun Your Saw And Shop Vac. On At The Same Time ?
              Hegner

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              • #8
                Thanks, I'll have to see if I can find one & give it a try.
                Troy

                Scrollin' with DeWalt DW788

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                • #9
                  The foot switch is just a switch in series with your saw so if the switch is rated for the current load you could put an outlet strip on the switched end and plug your whole shop into it. In reality if the switch is rated for 15 amps and the combined startup load of the saw and the vac don't exceed that you should be okay. For me personnaly to have the vac go on and off every time I start my saw would drive me nuts. Or should I say Nuttier
                  Last edited by Rolf; 02-28-2007, 08:02 PM.
                  Rolf
                  RBI G4 26 Hawk, EX 16 with Pegas clamps, Nova 1624 DVR XP
                  Philosophy "I don't know that I can't, therefore I can"
                  Proud Member of the Long Island Woodworkers Club
                  And the Long Island Scrollsaw Association

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                  • #10
                    thank you rolf
                    Hegner

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                    • #11
                      I started out without a foot switch but now that I have one I wouldn't want to work without it.
                      Bill

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                      • #12
                        Thanks Everyone I'll Be Gettin One Soon... Will Let You All Know How It Works...
                        Rick

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                        • #13
                          Please do Rick, I have been thinking about getting one.
                          Check me out on the web:
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Rolf
                            The foot switch is just a switch in series with your saw so if the switch is rated for the current load you could put an outlet strip on the switched end and plug your whole shop into it. In reality if the switch is rated for 15 amps and the combined startup load of the saw and the vac don't exceed that you should be okay. For me personnaly to have the vac go on and off every time I start my saw would drive me nuts. Or should I say Nuttier

                            I wouldn't want my dust collection going on & off every time my saw does either. My cyclone isn't very loud & I have a remote control for it, usually turn it on & leave it on until I'm through. Thanks for your input.
                            Troy

                            Scrollin' with DeWalt DW788

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                            • #15
                              Foot Switch

                              A foot switch is the only way to go. If they were twice as expensive I would still have one. Instant control of the on/off feature of the saw is priceless. Also I'm not sure it would be wise to go the cheapest route. My recommendation is to get one made by a reputable manufacturer and not take a chance on a malfunction just when you need it the least!
                              Buzz
                              We Danes are very even tempered. We're always mad about something!

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