Posting a message to the forum will remove the above advertisement

Discuss micro switches bypass in the Electrical Tools and Products area at ElectrciansForums.co.uk.

Tags:
Please make sure you checkout our forum sponsors, many do discounts for members and, they keep the forum free to use.
  1. simon1
    Offline

    simon1 EF Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    hi guys,i have a jet bandsaw with a knackered micro switch,not the on off. trying to get a replacement is nigh on impossible unless i wait 12 weeks!!! before i get anyone to look at it locally,is it possible to bypass the switch seeing as it only operates when the door is closed?
    thanks for any suggestions or advice
     
  2. snowhead
    Offline

    snowhead Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Mildlands
    You mean link out the safety device?
     
  3. simon1
    Offline

    simon1 EF Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    i guess thats it exactly
     
  4. ED17
    Offline

    ED17 Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    North West
    Health & Safety might not like it!
     
  5. simon1
    Offline

    simon1 EF Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    probably not but its only a table top in my shed.
     
  6. Rob
    Offline

    Rob Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    North west
    12 weeks? What part are you looking for? Got a manufacturer/part number?

    Any circuit diagrams?

    What does the limit switch do?
     
  7. simon1
    Offline

    simon1 EF Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    hi rob,im no expert but once you close the door in goes the button which completes the circuit for power.its called a micro switch its on a jwbs-9 jet bandsaw which is annoying as jet are not bad,,,,,so i thought
     
  8. westward10
    Offline

    westward10 In echoed steps I walk across an empty dream. Electrician's Arms

    Location:
    Northamptonshire
    Are you certain the switch is faulty.
     
  9. simon1
    Offline

    simon1 EF Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    ye
    p push the actuator with a pencil and away it goes plus you can see its worn
     
  10. davesparks
    Offline

    davesparks Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    guildford
    Of manually operating the switch works then the switch is not broken.
    If it looks worn then it's more likely that the actuator has just worn down too short to operate correctly.
    Either a small extension of the actuator or a raised pad on the door for it to push against would fix it.
     
    • Agree Agree x 1
  11. netblindpaul
    Offline

    netblindpaul Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    South Wales
    Rob,
    Jet is Axminster Power Tools own brand, I doubt the switch or the machine meet any of the standards that we are used to!!!
    Trust me I have worked on more than a few!!!
     
  12. snowhead
    Offline

    snowhead Trusted Advisor

    Location:
    Mildlands
  13. simon1
    Offline

    simon1 EF Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    thanks for that,the switch is marked as 250v.5a but how do you know if the connectors from the saw will fit the new switch?
     
  14. simon1
    Offline

    simon1 EF Member

    Location:
    wiltshire
    just a thought,as i dont know ,been offered a small switch(tiny button) the terminals are really small,if i used a smaller crimp connector ie 3.8mm would that work/be safe,and yes the switch is exactly the same on mine
     
Loading...
Similar Threads - micro switches bypass Forum Date
Kitchen help with new supply to cooker and microwave Looking for Domestic Electricians? Thursday at 1:38 PM
Microwave tripping circuits on two separate CUs Electrical Forum Sep 8, 2017

Share This Page

  • Electricians Directory Post a Domestic Job Post a Commercial Job