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Discussion in 'ELECTRICAL ISSUES - POWER YOUR MACHINES & SHOP' started by taycat, Aug 13, 2017 at 9:54 AM.

  1. taycat

    taycat Active Member Active Member

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    not sure if in right place.
    hoping to get workshop set up again soon.
    kids want to use lathe again and rather than standing with hand over em switch want to fit bar they can knock with knee.
    i know some lathes have foot operated ones.
    how hard are they to fit?
    doesn't have to fitted to lathe can be fitted to stand.
    needs to knee operated as they stand on platform to be at safe height for working.
     
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    Ulma Doctor Infinitely Curious Active Member

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    markba633csi United States Active Member Active Member

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    Sure you could arrange a microswitch with a bar tied to a latching relay or contactor-but
    how big of a lathe are we talking about and how big are the kids?
    would it not be easier to just move the existing switch so they could reach it easier?
    Mark
     
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    like the footswitch idea then i can use it as well.
    they are 8 and ten and 4'3" and 4'6".
    it's a clarke cl430.
    the one in pic this pic is two yrs old and was taken after he had used lathe when using it he had sleeves rolled up out of the way.
    couldn't take pic when using it as had hand over stop switch just in case.
    tay1.jpg
     
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    Geez Mark, every time I look you have another avatar.
     
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    markba633csi United States Active Member Active Member

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    Just restless I guess-
    I really should go make something
    M
    ps my take on safety switches is by the time you hit 'em the damage has already been done,
    also I think the hand is faster than the foot- it looks like the switch on the Clarke is in a perfect place.
     
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