Broken switch on C&P 10x15

Hi all! In the process of moving this press to its new home, the electric switch box was damaged. We hoped it might be as easy as getting a new switch from a hardware store. We tried that, but it runs ridiculously fast. Adjusting the clutch made it slow down a little, but will that be hard on the motor? Are there elements we’re missing in the old switch that would have helped control the speed? A few pictures below. I appreciate your help!

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I also had a press that was dropped and damaged, so I can relate to your frustration in terms or finding replacement options.

I just parted out a windmill and have a 1.5 hp motor with a pulley for sale. You should be able to use it with the belt you have for your C&P. It runs well, its 110V and its currently listed on eBay, if you’re interested.


Check with Granger for a replacement part.

That’s not an ordinary on-off switch—as can be read on the face plate it has heater elements in it that control the current flow. This type of switch is usually required on the higher horse power motors. The best solution is to get a direct replacement, same brand and rating, or go to a motor shop for help. Switches are rated to the rating on the motors, thus just ordering something out of a catalog like from Graingers may not be the solution. Seek and expect to pay for some knowledgable help.


At this point were you allready have the on of switch your cheapest and most efficient option is to change the diameter of your motor pulley to desired speed according to this formula