Need to replace remote switch for Vicmarc 300 lather
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The current one fell apart. Both buttons have a delicate plastic part that broke off, both the stop and start buttons broke within a week of each other. 
I googled the manufacturer ( Advance Controls ) with the part number ( A900/R300 ) and got nothing. I called Craft Supplies where I bought the lathe and I’m having a difficult time getting a tech.
I don’t need the remote with the speed control, just the on/off. 
Any ideas for an aftermarket part? 
I’m thinking about calling the VFD manufacturer.
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  Re: Need to replace remote switch for Vicmarc 300 lather by EightFingers (The current one fell...)
From the Vicmarc site:
https://vicmarc.com/distributors/usa
Quote: USA Distributors
Please find below list of our USA distributors  

Utah
Craft Supplies USA
1287E 1120S
Provo UTAH
USA
Phone: 801 373 0917 Toll Free 800 551 8876
Fax: 801 374 2879
Website:
http://www.woodturnerscatalog.com/


North Carolina
Packard Woodworks
215 S. Trade St
Tryon NC 28782
USA
Phone: 828 859 6762, Toll Free 800 683-8876
Fax: 8288595551
Email:
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Website: http://www.packardwoodworks.com/ 

Nevada 
Woodworker's Emporium
5461 Arville,
Las Vegas,
89118
NV USA
Phone: 702 871 0722, Toll Free 800 779 7458
Fax: 702 871 6292
Website:
http://www.woodworkersemporium.com/

Considering your location, you might have better luck going direct:
Quote:VICMARC Machinery.
52 Grice St
Clontarf, QLD 4020
Australia
(07) 3284 3103 (in Australia)
+61 7 3284 3103 (Overseas)



Trading Hours:
Monday: 5am - 3pm
Tuesday: 5am - 3pm
Wednesday: 5am - 3pm
Thursday: 5am - 3pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: Closed
Sunday: Closed
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  Re: Need to replace remote switch for Vicmarc 300 lather by EightFingers (The current one fell...)
First Craft Supplies tech I spoke with couldn’t help and referred me to another tech that didn’t call back.
The other three companies want to sell the entire remote box that’s almost $300.
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  Re: RE: Need to replace remote switch for Vicmarc 300 lather by EightFingers (First Craft Supplies...)
(07-26-2021, 07:59 PM)EightFingers Wrote: First Craft Supplies tech I spoke with couldn’t help and referred me to another tech that didn’t call back.
The other three companies want to sell the entire remote box that’s almost $300.

Sad! (the quality of the tech support,that is)

Unless contacting Vicmarc direct is more productive, you might try asking in power tools if anyone has a source for the switches by switch manufacturer and number stamped on the switch.

Are these the switches in the remote or the ones in the lathe body?
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  Re: Need to replace remote switch for Vicmarc 300 lather by EightFingers (The current one fell...)
This the remote on/off switch. I can still use the lathe with it’s on board switches.
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  Re: Need to replace remote switch for Vicmarc 300 lather by EightFingers (The current one fell...)
This do you any good?

There's a link to Amazon there, too, but they don't seem to list Advance Controls as a manufacturer.
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  Re: Need to replace remote switch for Vicmarc 300 lather by EightFingers (The current one fell...)
Your lead led me to find the almost exact same switch, same body everything. It’s on eBay for $8 and $2.50 shipping.

Naturally, made in China, but for about $10.50.

I haven’t been on eBay for years, I hope I can reactivate my account.
Here’s the link to the switch:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/162122534564
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  Re: Need to replace remote switch for Vicmarc 300 lather by EightFingers (The current one fell...)
That sounds like potentially good news.

Please let us know how it works out.
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  Re: Need to replace remote switch for Vicmarc 300 lather by EightFingers (The current one fell...)
Will do!
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#20
  Re: Need to replace remote switch for Vicmarc 300 lather by EightFingers (The current one fell...)
Got the new switch yesterday and installed it today. The wiring was different from the original, but I got it figured out.
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