Sunday, March 22, 2015

Foot Switches

A foot switch can be a handy thing to have on hand in the workshop. I built this crude one from odds and ends long ago.

Much nicer ones are available ready-made from tool outlets, and the price is not unreasonable.

A foot switch is useful when you have a machining process lined up that requires both hands for control of it at all times. I recently had a boring job on the wood lathe like that, and introducing the foot switch to it made a somewhat dicey procedure into a relatively safe one.

'Just thought I'd mention it.

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