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    Default WTB: drum switch

    Looking for a drum switch to reverse a single-phase 3/4 hp 120VAC motor. Complete, no broken handles, dents or major paint spills.

    The prices on ebay are ridiculous. Off the hinges.

    metalmagpie

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    These are about the cheapest ones I know of, there might be other sources......your right the prices are high for these?

    Relay And Control Corp. RS-1A-MP $47.95 Reversing Motor Drum Switch, 2.25x4.5x4" | Zoro.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsg View Post
    These are about the cheapest ones I know of, there might be other sources......your right the prices are high for these?

    Relay And Control Corp. RS-1A-MP $47.95 Reversing Motor Drum Switch, 2.25x4.5x4" | Zoro.com

    Kevin
    Thanks for the link. What do you suppose "Single Phase Only "Momentary" 1.5 HP @ 115V" means? I cut/pasted that directly from Zoro's page.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalmagpie View Post
    Thanks for the link. What do you suppose "Single Phase Only "Momentary" 1.5 HP @ 115V" means? I cut/pasted that directly from Zoro's page.

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    Means the switch lever must be held in position for the motor to continue to run. Think old school elevator or a hoist. You most likely want a maintained switch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by metalmagpie View Post
    Looking for a drum switch to reverse a single-phase 3/4 hp 120VAC motor. Complete, no broken handles, dents or major paint spills.

    The prices on ebay are ridiculous. Off the hinges.

    metalmagpie
    I'm not sure where you are looking on eBay. I just looked now because I bought a couple maybe 6 months ago for less than $20 each.

    Here is one for less than $12 shipped. Plenty others for about the same price. Rated at 60A! That should handle your requirements.

    Drum Switch Forward/Off/Reverse Motor Control Rain-Proof Reversing 60A | eBay

    Enjoy,

    Jacques

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    Quote Originally Posted by jariou View Post
    I'm not sure where you are looking on eBay. I just looked now because I bought a couple maybe 6 months ago for less than $20 each.

    Here is one for less than $12 shipped. Plenty others for about the same price. Rated at 60A! That should handle your requirements.

    Drum Switch Forward/Off/Reverse Motor Control Rain-Proof Reversing 60A | eBay

    Enjoy,

    Jacques
    Wow, that is cheap! The listing even claims they're UL certified. Did you happen to notice if there was a UL number on the one you bought?

    Steve.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jariou View Post
    I'm not sure where you are looking on eBay. I just looked now because I bought a couple maybe 6 months ago for less than $20 each.

    Here is one for less than $12 shipped. Plenty others for about the same price. Rated at 60A! That should handle your requirements.

    Drum Switch Forward/Off/Reverse Motor Control Rain-Proof Reversing 60A | eBay

    Enjoy,

    Jacques
    You do realize those are made in China? What did you think of quality?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dalmatiangirl61 View Post
    You do realize those are made in China? What did you think of quality?
    I bought several of those from amazon back when they were under $10.
    They sit in a milk crate waiting to be used.... I have had the chance more than a dozen times... and I use any other option.

    They do work. But for the stuff I put switches on they just arent right.

    Here is proof

    20201024_170934.jpg20201024_170943.jpg

    Boy am I glad I google the allen bradely before making an offer.

    If you are interested the alley bradley is NOS...
    20 feet to the right of the pictures is a Southbend 9c in need of a 5" to 7" 3 jaw chuck...
    If you dont have a chuck Ill bite the bullet and take money...

    How about $75 shipped...
    It does not have the covers for the conduit connections... so dust has invaded the internals.

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    What kills the switch is the arc from the inrush current, if you put a good on/off switch or a light switch in front of the drum switch and use it to turn the motor on and off and switch the drum switch before you turn the motor on they will last a lifetime...Phil

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    Did you find a drum swith yet /
    Somewhere, I have a couple of NOS Dayton switches like this:
    DAYTON Maintained Reversing Plastic Drum Switch, 2 Pole, NEMA Rating 1 - 2X440'|'2X440 - Grainger
    I will keep one for a spare, but would be willing to sell one.
    $20. plus what ever the freight would be to get it to you.
    Should fit in a small Priority cube/box, maybe 1-1 1/2 lbs. from 01469.
    Can send/post a photo of the actual switch once I dig it out.
    CWC(4)

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    Quote Originally Posted by CWC(4) View Post
    Did you find a drum swith yet /
    Somewhere, I have a couple of NOS Dayton switches like this:
    DAYTON Maintained Reversing Plastic Drum Switch, 2 Pole, NEMA Rating 1 - 2X440'|'2X440 - Grainger
    I will keep one for a spare, but would be willing to sell one.
    $20. plus what ever the freight would be to get it to you.
    Should fit in a small Priority cube/box, maybe 1-1 1/2 lbs. from 01469.
    Can send/post a photo of the actual switch once I dig it out.
    CWC(4)
    Still looking ... a good friend gave me a box with 3 old ones to try. They were all worn out to the point of not working. Bummer.

    metalmagpie


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