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My band saw is equipped with a light, but when I converted the saw to 220 I can't use the light.
Is there a bulb that can be used with 220?
sure ya can...
just use one leg of the 220V feed for power and supply a neutral for the other leg...
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My band saw is equipped with a light, but when I converted the saw to 220 I can't use the light.
Is there a bulb that can be used with 220?
http://www.amazon.com/s?ie=UTF8&page...0Light%20Bulbs

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I know this is an old thread just thought I'd post my solution to the light problem, I had an old broken bench grinder that had a flexible light on it so I took it off of it before I trashed it. Wired it directly into the band saw power box and bingo light comes on with power or by it's own switch....almost looks factory too....


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@gjackson52 This is how I handled the light on my big bandsaw. I too really need lots of light these days. The light is on here, but I wanted to show the LED spotlight that goes into it. I purchased an inexpensive fixture, then mounted a circular electrical box in the existing holes on the side of the saw, and installed a small toggle switch in the box. The cable goes to an electric plug on the back post of the saw. This is a very bright light! But being an LED, it doesn't get hot.
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Duplicate post - removed. See my second post

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The attached light is available from Lowes for $19.97 and may be available elsewhere.

https://www.lowes.com/pd/Style-Selec.../1000003084bbb

I've found them to produce a nice bright and very white, shadow free light without getting more than just mildly warm after being on for several hours, so no more head, face, and arm burns. The rubber lined spring clamp holds very well to anything that is about 1" thick. I now have these on several of my tools including my band saw, grinder, belt sander, one drill press, two on my DeWalt scroll saw, and I have several more that move around the shop wherever I need extra light. I removed the spring clamps from two of them and attached them to a bracket that fits around the upper arm of my scroll saw so I have one of these lights mounted on each side of the upper arm. Light from both sides of the blade completely eliminates blade shadows, making it much easier to cut tiny work more accurately.

Lowes also sells this light with a weighted base instead of the clamp for the same price. If you are planning to remove the clamp and attach the light and goose neck to a shop made bracket, do not purchase the weighted base version, as the bottom end of the goose neck is different and it will be much more difficult to use it. The end of the goose neck on the clamp version is threaded and attached to the clamp with a lock washer and nut, so you only need a hole in your bracket to attach it.


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What I found to work the best for me as well as being the cheapest is a goose neck desk lamp that got from Goodwill for $1.00. I attached it to the ceiling above the saw with one screw through the base. I can point it in any direction that I want and often do so when I need the light on something else . I have a similar set up above the table saw only with that light I use a floodlight bulb.
One of the real benefits of a basement shop....with 10 foot ceilings, this would not work so well for me.
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sure ya can...
just use one leg of the 220V feed for power and supply a neutral for the other leg...
having a neutral with a 220 circuit is a nice simple upgrade.

Besides, if I ever upgrade the shop with a rotary phase converter, I then have another conductor to run a three phase tool...
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I solved this problem by purchasing one of these: Delta light It has a magnetic base, so can be easily moved to other tools if needed. I know, this is the Canadian side of Amazon, but I'm sure it's available on .com as well.

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I realize this is an old thread, but if you want an inexpensive 6 watt LED light that provides good light, has a magnetic base that sticks fast to even thin vertical sheet metal, flexible gooseneck, and for less than 12 dollars, look at this one.

I have three; one on a drill press, and two on my bandsaw (one positioned below the table to see to adjust guides and bearings).

Small enough to not be in the way, yet bright enough to work nearly anywhere in the shop.

https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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