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Working on putting a table on/in my bench. Can anyone tell me where the best place to buy the plates to mount in my table? Also, where to get a good switch?

Thanks, Tim
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Tim, you can't beat this price anywhere you look. Just click on the following under lined url for Harbor Freight. Bj pointed you here in your other thread....

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HI Tim

Just make your own,pickup a 2 gang plastic remodel box a switch and a outlet(about 8.00 dollars of hardware)..many like to buy the big ones but they by pass the Golden Rule,that's to say always pull the plug b/4 you change the bit or when you work on the router...the outlet is always right next to the switch...so it makes it easy to follow the golden rule that's always right in the user manual..and they push it hard..

I will say the big bump type,it's makes it hard to pull the plug..the norm and if it is you will get lazy and just by pass it most of the time..make it easy to get the job done.. be safe 1st. then add the trick items..

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Bob, thanks for the link to the video on installing a plate. Best I have seen. Just built a table and that is my next step. Tks Ole
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Thanks for your sage advice. Is there an advantage of making a switch with an outet as opposed to just using a $4 power switch with a toggle out let from HF?

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Hi Mike

Your welcome
I did use them for a little bit,,the switch is rated at 15 amp.but I did cook one or two of them,, the switch inside is real light duty the wall type switch is rated at 15 amp also but just a little bit heavier duty parts.. I have not cooked one yet..

I now have two router tables with the 20 amp switches on them.. as a side note the outlet bar type will pop the built in breaker when the 3 HP is plug in..

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Thanks for your sage advice. Is there an advantage of making a switch with an outet as opposed to just using a $4 power switch with a toggle out let from HF?

- Harbor Freight Tools - Quality Tools at the Lowest Prices

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