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Thread: Delta 46-460 replacement switch

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    Delta 46-460 replacement switch

    I have a Delta 46-460 type 1 that has been working great for me for 10 years. Yes, it does have the type one switch and needs to be blown out after every session. I am looking for a replacement on-off switch. So far all I have found is "discontinued part" notices. A few years ago someone posted a source for a replacement switch or alternative. I can't seem to find that post. Does anyone have information about where I might purchase a delta switch part # 5140059-14 or alternative that will fit in the same hole?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Williams View Post
    ...delta switch part # 5140059-14 or alternative that will fit in the same hole?
    I don't know where to get the right switch. When I had a fatal switch failure on an older drill press I bought a switch smaller than the original (but with sufficient capacity) and fabricated a plate to adapt the switch to the hole. Still working well 10 years later.

    JKJ

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    I fixed my Delta lathe using John's method. I bought a metal outlet box and a light switch. Delta is horrible at supplying parts. If jet or Grizzly makes a clone to your lathe, I'm guessing their switch may work.

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    Thanks for the information John and Bill. The switch is still working but getting worse. I am thinking about taking it apart for a thorough cleaning, but thought it best to have a replacement handy in case taking it apart ruins it. I also thought about wiring it "always on" and using a remote emergency shutoff switch at the tailstock end for an on-off switch. I did that with my shop vac while waiting for delivery of a replacement switch. Dust must be hard on switches.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul Williams View Post
    Thanks for the information John and Bill. The switch is still working but getting worse. I am thinking about taking it apart for a thorough cleaning, but thought it best to have a replacement handy in case taking it apart ruins it. I also thought about wiring it "always on" and using a remote emergency shutoff switch at the tailstock end for an on-off switch. I did that with my shop vac while waiting for delivery of a replacement switch. Dust must be hard on switches.
    Dust is a common problem - it can get between the contacts and prevent function but rarely damages anything.

    The first think I do with any failed or intermittent switch is take it apart. I've fixed dozens that way except for a few that have seriously burned contacts or broken parts inside. Disassembly sometimes involves prying up metal tabs or drilling out rivets. After cleaning, I lub contacts and moving parts with dielectric (silicon grease).

    JKJ

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    Paul, try this # 1-800-223-7278 it worked for me,Wally

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