Auxiliary Tablesaw Switch
Here’s how I solved the problem of operating the start/stop switch on my tablesaw when ripping large sheets of plywood. I installed a switch identical to the one on the saw at a convenient overhead location near the front of the saw. I wired this switch in series with the saw’s switch so that both have to be “on” to let the saw run, but either switch will turn the saw off.
In use, I first make sure the overhead switch is off, and then I switch the saw on. I get the plywood into position and then reach up and flip on the auxiliary switch. For normal operations, I leave the overhead switch in the “on” position and use the saw’s switch.
Charles W. Leffert, Springfield, N.J.
Fine Woodworking Magazine, August 1988 No. 71