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David A. Moody06/01/2017 05:18:34
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img_0014.jpgI have a Black & Decker 7.5" cutter, but it appears that the switch is busted. I could possible order a replacement, but since it is a simple on and off switch I think it might be easier just to bypass the original, hopefully remove it altogether, and just install a normal power switch into the power cable. My problem is that I don't understand the wiring configuration of this switch. Does anyone know how I might be able to do this?

David A. Moody06/01/2017 05:19:09
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Big Al06/01/2017 07:26:38
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Personally I would buy a new switch and fit it. If you ever need to cut the power to the tool quickly it's easier to let go of a switch than to find and turn off a switch which is on the power cable.

Al

derek willis 106/01/2017 09:22:25
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Very wise and necessary words, Big Al.

Derek.

derek willis 106/01/2017 09:22:26
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Very wise and necessary words, Big Al.

Derek.

David A. Moody06/01/2017 10:35:28
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Yes, I do agree with that advice. I am looking for a genuine switch, but just to have a backup plan!

I did by the way make a mistake, it's 7", not 7.5" lol

Derek Lane06/01/2017 10:59:29
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I agree with the comments above not only is it the switch but by bypassing it you also remove the capacitor from the circuit

Derek Lane06/01/2017 13:37:34
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Have you got access to a compressor as sometimes all the problem can be is dust

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