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  • wierdscience
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    Originally posted by flathead4 View Post
    Do asthetics matter in your application? You can buy a low profile box from your local Big Box and attach it to the peckerhead or other convenient spot.
    That's what I did for this Delta grinder to replace a clunky controller the previous owner bolted to one of the legs
    I would use that if I could, but these motors are 48 frame resilient mount motors, so the wiring connection happens under a Kidney shaped sheetmetal cover on the end of the motor. There isn't much room there for a 2x4 formed box. Plus this is a prototype for a tool I may bring back from extinction, so it would be nice to have the switch setup I'm looking for, because it was intended to give the mfg a clean design.

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  • genea
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    Maybe something like this:

    https://www.ebay.com/itm/26409572878...4AAOSwVAtcGwOF


    Sorry, very similar to what flathead4 posted earlier.
    Last edited by genea; 01-26-2022, 03:31 PM.

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  • flathead4
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    Do asthetics matter in your application? You can buy a low profile box from your local Big Box and attach it to the peckerhead or other convenient spot.
    That's what I did for this Delta grinder to replace a clunky controller the previous owner bolted to one of the legs
    You may only view thumbnails in this gallery. This gallery has 1 photos.

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  • oxford
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    Originally posted by Paul Alciatore View Post
    Between $40 and $109 for a metal box????? And people actually pay that???

    And I did not see a single switch included in those prices: JUST THE BOXES!

    How do I buy stock in Global Industrial?


    I have to agree, I am not a complete cheap f&@k but the prices I’ve seen in this thread seem a little ridiculous for a sheet metal box and toggle switch
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    FWIW, years ago I did by an exhaust fan from global industrial and it was a very decent price at the time.

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  • Paul Alciatore
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    Between $40 and $109 for a metal box????? And people actually pay that???

    And I did not see a single switch included in those prices: JUST THE BOXES!

    How do I buy stock in Global Industrial?



    Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post
    Are these what you are looking for?
    https://www.globalindustrial.com/g/m...uit-boxes-2563
    A cheaper source must exist.
    Last edited by Paul Alciatore; 01-25-2022, 11:40 PM.

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  • wierdscience
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    Interesting that GE has the same kit in their catalog, even the same part number, but at half the list price. I wonder who the vendor might be?

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  • Willy
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    Originally posted by reggie_obe View Post

    Sure just make your own stamping dies, buy a suitably sized OBI press. Done!
    Some sheet metal, cut to appropriate size, tig together, drill for screw mount tabs...done.

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  • reggie_obe
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    Originally posted by Bob Engelhardt View Post

    It's clear that you just gotta' make your own. Can't be that hard. $55!!
    Sure just make your own stamping dies, buy a suitably sized OBI press. Done!

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  • metalmagpie
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    After you buy from globalindustrial they will send you spam emails forever. That price must have been set by Barrabas himself. Although most of it is for the UL approved motor rated switch.

    I am in the make it camp. How hard can it be?

    metalmagpie

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  • Bob Engelhardt
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    Originally posted by wierdscience View Post
    I found just what I am looking for....now I just need to find them for less than the cost of a motor

    ...
    It's clear that you just gotta' make your own. Can't be that hard. $55!!

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  • wierdscience
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    I found just what I am looking for....now I just need to find them for less than the cost of a motor

    https://www.motionindustries.com/products/sku/06702074

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  • reggie_obe
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    Are these what you are looking for?
    https://www.globalindustrial.com/g/m...uit-boxes-2563
    A cheaper source must exist.

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  • Willy
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    I realize this would not be quite as tidy but would it be an option to use something like this possibly riveted to the end cover?

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  • wierdscience
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    Originally posted by Illinoyance View Post
    Check Grainger or McMaster Carr.
    I had been buying them from Grainger, but looking today it seems they are no longer available.

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  • wierdscience
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    Originally posted by Willy View Post
    I know what you're looking for but other than a couple of the local electric motor rebuild shops I wouldn't know of a source for them.
    Have you tried those?
    Sadly the only small motor shop in the area closed down last year.

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