Horizontal bandsaw: usable but no auto-stop


Affected Tool or Resource: Horizontal bandsaw in blacksmithing area

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Details of ISSUE or REQUEST (Please be as specific as possible):
The auto-stop switch on the horizontal bandsaw broke into pieces. It had been giving us trouble before, and finally gave out.

I removed the switch and will find a replacement. Without the switch. there are two choices: the power button starts the saw and latches on as usual, but does not stop once it cuts through, or the saw only operates while holding the switch on. I chose the second option. The saw is still usable, but you must stand there and keep the switch pressed.

I will find a suitable replacement switch, and also look at rebuilding the power box altogether, since it’s pretty corroded and nasty inside.

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If you need a hand with this please let me.know, I’ve repaired and maintained horizontal bandsaws for many years