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Need a push pull switch for a buffalo bench grinder

Buffalo model B 8CB bench grinder

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  • bob walter
    bob walter Jul 11, 2018

    The Buffalo 8" grinder, model B-8CB is a dual-voltage grinder with a starter capacitor and it has 6 wires connected to a 4 contact switch. The "Jet BGS8-076" grinder switch that is used by the Buffalo b-8cb, Galaxy, Duracraft and TestRite grinders is no longer available. The good news is that there is a replacement switch from another manufacturer: "3030-9001 push pull switch for RDX grinders" from Wholesale Tool is a direct replacement. It has the same 4-screw contacts on the back and the same push-pull diamond pattern front plate.

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SOURCE: switch and capacitor crapped out on 1/2 hp Sears bench grinder

Replacement should be simple. Just do a one for one hookup with the new part, after you unplug it first.
For a diagram go to;

http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/getSubComp.pd?modelNumber=397.1949&productCategoryId=0721000&brandId=0247&modelName=CRAFTSMAN-1%2F2-H.P.-GRINDER&diagramPageId=00001&documentId=00023041&pop=flush

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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SOURCE: NEED ON/OFF SWITCH FOR BUFFALO BENCH GRINDER

You can get a replacement toggle switch at any hardware store look in the electrical department.

Posted on Jun 11, 2009

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SOURCE: I need a replacement switch for a craftsman 1/2 HP bench grinder

this switch is no longer available from Sears, so I suggest making a wiring drawing and taking the switch to a local electrical supply house and try matching it up with a replacement. It seems to be a simple on/off type switch and I would think that you should have no problem. Let me know if you do and give me the information on the switch and I will try some other sites I know.

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SOURCE: model 397.19471 need switch but can not find.

Call the Sears Craftsman help line they will have the parts you need

Posted on Apr 02, 2010

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SOURCE: need an on/off switch for a buffalo bench grinder

I had the same problem with a Northern Tools bench grinder. These are made in China and parts are hard to come by. I had enough room after removing the old broken on/off switch to install a single pole 15 amp light switch like you use in your home. I simply installed it horizontally and then put the switch cover on. It works perfectly. If you do not have enough room then look for any 15 amp or larger switch that will fit in the housing. Any on/off switch will work. You could even mount the switch on the bench in a switch housing and run the wires from the grinder to the switch and back if need be. Just be safe and make sure there are no exposed wires. As a last resort you could remove the switch connect the wires, eliminating the switch and use a plug in wall switch such as this. 4147a14.png

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