Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer
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  Re: RE: Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer by BpB123 (If you like the dowe...)
(08-30-2020, 10:42 AM)BpB123 Wrote: If you like the dowel idea but are concerned with the light.... can you find some pvc pipe or other tubing that would work?  If a little smaller, some tape on the outside of the tube could solve diameter deltas

Just a thought

Or chuck it up and turn it to the precise diameter you need, since it'll just be a short length.  Either/or.
Tom

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  Re: Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer by themoon (I broke the small pu...)
No help here.  But I am amazed and grateful for the "Woodnet Brain Trust", there is seldom a shortage of ideas for any question.
"I tried being reasonable..........I didn't like it." Clint Eastwood
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  Re: Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer by themoon (I broke the small pu...)
I need a "like" button on here.
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  Re: Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer by themoon (I broke the small pu...)
If I go the wood dowel route.... There's no chance this thing would be at risk of fire, is there? All those wires running through it
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  Re: RE: Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer by themoon (If I go the wood dow...)
(08-30-2020, 03:01 PM)themoon Wrote: If I go the wood dowel route.... There's no chance this thing would be at risk of fire, is there? All those wires running through it

That switch itself is isolated from the circuitry, besides....plastic also burns.
I started with absolutely nothing. Now, thanks to years of hard work, careful planning, and perseverance, I find I still have most of it left.
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  Re: RE: Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer by themoon (If I go the wood dow...)
(08-30-2020, 02:54 PM)themoon Wrote: I need a "like" button on here.


Awww. I wish we did.



(08-30-2020, 03:01 PM)themoon Wrote: If I go the wood dowel route.... There's no chance this thing would be at risk of fire, is there? All those wires running through it


Naw. Put the hotdogs away.
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  Re: Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer by themoon (I broke the small pu...)
Where it broke seems like it would break again, so I vote for turning your own thicker piece of plastic, if possible.
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  Re: Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer by themoon (I broke the small pu...)
Don't rag on the OP because he will try and save a buck or two.  When we got married, Tina and I had both been raised in families who did the same. It is in your nature.  There is a difference between repairing something if you can, because you can, rather than replacing; and being too cheap to buy a new part.  

I was also taught, buy quality, buy once.  Big Grin   Buy cheap, buy often.

A couple years ago, I had posted a query on the forum about wheels for the castors on one of my power tools.  "Buy new castors" was the general consensus.  The old black tired wheels were beginning to crumble and break apart.  Hey, they were over ten years old.  Wink  

I kept looking, and found that woodcraft had the wheels in a couple sizes.  Just in time, I now needed TWO sets.  They had the higher quality red wheels, and they came in three days after I ordered them.  I replaced just the wheels, at 1/4 the cost of new castors.  When we are talking eight, then another eight the next year, it adds up.  Those wheels are still rolling.  Smirk
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  Re: RE: Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer by BrokenOlMarine (Don't rag on the OP ...)
(08-31-2020, 05:23 AM)BrokenOlMarine Wrote: Don't rag on the OP because he will try and save a buck or two.  When we got married, Tina and I had both been raised in families who did the same. It is in your nature.  There is a difference between repairing something if you can, because you can, rather than replacing; and being too cheap to buy a new part.  

I was also taught, buy quality, buy once.  Big Grin   Buy cheap, buy often.

A couple years ago, I had posted a query on the forum about wheels for the castors on one of my power tools.  "Buy new castors" was the general consensus.  The old black tired wheels were beginning to crumble and break apart.  Hey, they were over ten years old.  Wink  

I kept looking, and found that woodcraft had the wheels in a couple sizes.  Just in time, I now needed TWO sets.  They had the higher quality red wheels, and they came in three days after I ordered them.  I replaced just the wheels, at 1/4 the cost of new castors.  When we are talking eight, then another eight the next year, it adds up.  Those wheels are still rolling.  Smirk
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  Re: Replace just the plastic piece on stop button? Jointer by themoon (I broke the small pu...)
Thanks for that but it's ok. I don't think they were being that bad, but yes my current predicament in these times is to pinch every cent. This Covid thing has killed our market and finding work is a bi$@!.

Thanks again for everyone that replied with ideas. Tried the dowel idea but the switch had some kind of lip with bracketed holes at the end. Becoming too hard for my talents. Lol guess I'm going to have to save up by not buying all those big mac's.
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